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If there's one pattern that typically isn't a challenge to wear, it's stripes. But, if you're cut from the same (striped) cloth that we are, you might actually want something a little more demanding than your average bateau. In which case, step in line, friend!
The same things that make stripes so safe — their go-with-everything sense of order, their figure-flattering properties — are what make playing around with the pattern so fun. There's creative layering, color mixing, shape shifting, and more ways to let your linear pieces take center stage. Lord knows they work hard enough to deserve it.
Is your Pinterest account still overloaded with images from New York Fashion Week? Us, too. But there's an emerging designer much closer to home whose pieces easily rival any Big Apple name out there. We've never been particularly undercover about our affinity for Nikki Garcia's line First Rite, but after seeing her read