Stripes: A Spring Must-Have

PradaStripes are back for spring, but this season they're straying from traditional black and white.

As you can see from Prada's spring '11 runway show, this year's stripes are bold, colorful, and come in plenty of different options.

You can go bold or classic with stripes this spring.

Mix them up or limit them to a well-chosen accessory.

Whatever you decide, have fun with stripes this season -- and prepare to see them everywhere you turn.

Want to check out a few well-priced striped options?

You're going to love what I have to show you.

Click through to see some of my favorite striped tops, dresses, skirts, shoes, and bags ...





Macy'sThis season, have fun with your striped buys. Look for unusual takes on the trend that are still figure-flattering, like this BCBGMAXAZRIA top (Macy's, $108).

Lands' End CanvasBold colors are a great way to update the striped look this season. I'm loving this pleated skirt (Lands' End Canvas, $59.50), which manages to be both timeless and trendy.


Forever 21These amazing striped heels (Forever 21, $22.80) are only available in a size 8 online, but they're cute enough that I'm tempted to drive across town and see if our local Forever 21 has a pair in my size!


PiperlimeThis Aryn K. striped blazer (Piperlime, $94) could smarten up just about any spring wardrobe.

DSWI'm loving the look of this Poppie Jones shoulder bag (DSW, $24.95) -- and the price!

Forever 21Layer in the look with this super-cheap tank (Forever 21, $5.80), which comes in lots of different colors.

AEThese striped flats (AE, $29.50) are chic, cheap, and wearable!

DVFIt's too steep for my budget, but I'm lusting after this retro-style striped bikini (DVF, $260).


Forever 21Forever 21 is the king of cheap, trendy stripes this season. This mid-length striped skirt (Forever 21, $13.80) gives you two spring trends in one simple skirt!


EndlessYou'll see totes everywhere this spring. This Magid Bucket Tote (Endless, $58.50) is reasonably priced and comes in black/white, navy/white, turquoise/white, and red/white.

Kate SpadeKate Spade has some wonderful striped bracelets out for spring, including this Earn Your Stripes bracelet (Kate Spade, $48).


PiperlimeYou'll be singing in the rain in these adorable Chooka Striped Rain Boots (Piperlime, $29.99 on sale).

Forever 21This striped longline tank dress (Forever 21, $17.80) is in my shopping cart for spring. How about yours?

Will you wear stripes this spring and summer?

Images (top to bottom): Prada, Macy's, Lands' End Canvas, Forever 21, DSW, AE, DVF (via Barneys)Forever 21, Endless, Piperlime, Forever 21

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