the striped fashion trend

November 3rd, 2018 | Style


How to Style The Stripe Fashion Trend…

Hello my lovelies, welcome back to my blog,! It is undeniable that stripes were a HUGE fashion trend in 2017. Fast forward to 2018 wearing stripes still is a fashion statement, I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing fashionistas sporting the fashionable stripes.
Thank you for the love on my take of the stripe trend post on my Instagram page.  Would you believe me if I told you that back in the day wearing this pattern was deemed negative? In one case an individual was hung for wearing striped attire. In the Medieval times only prisoners, criminals, clowns and sex workers wore this hence the negative connotation associated with it…. thanks Wikipedia.

I just love the times we live in now even more. If you are a die-hard lover of the striped fashion trend then you would love historian Michel Pastoureau book, The Devil’s Cloth which explores the cultural history of these design decisions in a time long ago. In the 19th century queen Victoria dressed her son in the classic sailor uniform during a Royal Yacht boarding and washed away the sins of the striped leading to its popularity and many people following suit.


I love this pattern because of its diversity and timelessness.

OOTD Details
My two piece was actually a jumpsuit from The Oxfam U.K
The pantsuit is from Foschini

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