Translating the Spring 2018 Trends: A Veritable Vale of VERTICAL STRIPES

Posted on March 19, 2018

Kittens, isn’t it time you practiced some self care and did a little trend-based shopping? And don’t you know that Lorenzo is your man when it comes to looking at the latest trends and finding ways to interpret them without resorting to ripping the looks of the models backs as they exit the runway?

These are purely rhetorical questions, of course. Lo already walked you through a veritable CRAYON BOX of bold colors and also gave you some fresh updates on that perennial favorite springtime shade LAVENDER, but it’s time to move away from colors and toward more graphic concerns. Get your minds out of the gutter.

BEHOLD, the hottest trend of spring 2018! Or one of them, anyway:

Adam Selman | Alexis Mabille | Altuzarra | Antonio Marras | Balmain | Byblos Milano
Céline | Christian Dior Couture | David Koma | Derek Lam | Emporio Armani | Gabriela Hearst
Giambattista Valli Couture | Givenchy | Hellessy | Henrik Vibskov | Jason Wu | J. W. Anderson
Kenzo | Louis Vuitton | Marques’Almeida | Missoni | Monse | Mother of Pearl
Oscar de la Renta | Rahul Mishra | Sachin & Babi | Self-Portrait | Simone Rocha | Sonnia Rykiel
Tadashi Shoji | Temperley London | Thom Browne | Tommy Hilfiger | Versace | Zero + Maria Cornejo


We’re talking about stripes, of course. Specifically, vertical stripe-age, which was found all up and down (pun intended) the runways of spring 2018, as you can see from the handy visual aid we’ve supplied above. Lo found that there were tons of stylish options at a wide range of price points and style preferences for any one who wants some stylish, striped women’s wear choices.

First up, for those who need the full-body vertical stripe experience, take a stroll though Lo’s selections for vertical-striped DRESSES, JUMPSUITS AND ROMPERS:




Cuteness all over the damn place. Faves? All of them, but it’s always worth noting how cute, fresh, and affordable most of the ASOS offerings are. The ModCloth, Kate Spade and Anthropologie offerings are all really sweet little springtime pieces.

But if you’re feeling a need to break the stripe factor up a little bit; to make it a part of your look rather than the whole thing, Lorenzo also went to town on vertical-striped SEPARATES:




How sassy are all those pants? How chic are those skirts? How wide a range of styles are those tops, from professional to sexy to breezily comfy? Doesn’t this all make a nice break from the expect florals of spring? Won’t a lot of these pieces see you straight through summer and even into fall? Again, rhetorical questions. But if you must give answers, the correct ones are: Very sassy! So chic! Extremely wide! Yes! and Yes!

But hey, maybe you’re feeling like you only want a hint of this trend in your springtime lewks; just a little soupçon of stripe-age sprinkled here and there throughout your wardrobe. Well have we got news for you, darling. Lo also skipped through the vertical-striped ACCESSORIES just for you:



Entirely too many sporty, chic, fun bags up there. Also loving the earrings. And the Superga sneaks are fun and adorable.

Really, it’s kind of amazing how much energy a vertical stripe can bring to a piece or a look. There’s something just slightly unexpected by the orientation; as if the horizontal stripe was the default style choice.

So, feel like indulging in the unexpected stripe? What’s good, kittens?




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