Spring trends: Striped fashions

Mar 17, 2008 at 5:27 a.m. ET

This season, look pretty in prints from plaids to florals to polka dots. Another popular pattern this spring is stripes.

Shop for spring shoes, handbags and dresses in bold, colorful stripes.  The key to wearing stripes is don't overdo it. Too much of a pattern can be overwhelming. Instead of wearing stripes from head to toe, select one key striped piece and then build around it with complementary solid colors.

Here are some of our favorite stripes for spring.

Striped Shoes & Bags

Striped Shoes

1. Sergio Rossi Drip Paint Pumps
These amazing shoes aren't exactly striped, but they are definitely worth a look. This white pump was created to appear as if paint has been dripped from the heel toward the toe. These shoes come in various colors and are available from Sergio Rossi for £235. That's about $475 USD.

2. L.A.M.B. Dominic Striped Sandal
From Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. collection this navy and white striped platform sandal is perfect for warm weather. Its nautical print is playful and fun. It features an adjustable knot at the ankle and a decorative one above the open toe. This sandal is $320 at Nordstrom.com.

3. Ralph Lauren Striped Twill Espadrilles
These espadrilles feature an adorable red and white striped fabric and a rope-covered wedge heel. These are perfect to wear with summer dress or capri pants. You can pre-order these shoe from Saks Fifth Avenue for $275.

Striped Bags

4. Roxy 4 of Me Stripe Canvas Bag
The bold striped canvas bag is both durable and fashionable. It comes in either orange or red stripes. This is a great bag for weekends. You can beat the price; this bag is just $28 at Nordstrom.com.  

5. Kate Spade Chattanooga Bailey Tote Bag
This is a wonderful tote bag for the beach, shopping or anytime. This nautical-inspired bag features navy pinstripes and red details. You can get this bag from Zappos.com for $249 and shipping is free!

6. Prada Nappa Stripes Multicolor Mini Hobo
This convertible clutch has a detachable top handle and shoulder strap, so you can wear this bag three ways. The purple, lavender and blue stripes are perfect for springtime. This handbag is definitely a luxury purchase at $1,150 from Saks Fifth Avenue. It also comes in black and gold stripes, which is more suited for evening.

Striped Dress

Striped Dresses

1. Ellen Moss Striped Dress
This V-neck dress features red and grey diagonal stripes and a flirty shape. This dress is perfect for a lunch date. The banded hem and tie at the neck are nice touches. This dress is available at NeimanMarcus.com for $171.  

2. Juicy Couture Striped V-neck Henley Dress
This striped dress is a fun choice for spring. Featuring empire styling and short bubble sleeves, this slip-on dress is both comfortable and stylish. It comes in Goldrush Yellow or Avalon Lime Green. This dress is priced at $178 at Bloomingdales.com.

3. Missoni Striped Dress
This Missoni dress is simply gorgeous. Missoni offers a variety of luxury dresses in stripes. This sexy number features sheer peach with multi-colored stripes in muted tones. The scalloped hemline and plunging V-neck make this dress feminine and flirty. This dress is certainly pricey at $1,545 from NeimanMarcus.com.

4. bebe Silk Chiffon Printed Halter Dress
This chiffon dress has a lot of 70s flair. Whether you are going disco dancing or not, this sexy dress is very chic. The long silk dress features features a black halter top combined with beautiful purple, green and blue stripes. This dress is only $159 at bebe.com.

5. Striped Crinkle Tissue Tunic
This orange and pink striped tunic can be worn over your swimsuit or for lounging around at home. This V-neck tunic features 3/4 length sleeves and bold stripes. The gauze material is light and airy. It also comes in blue and ivory stripes. This coverup is just $58 at JCrew.com.

6. Isaac Mizrahi for Target Striped Knit Dress
Perfect for office or anytime, this jersey knit shirt dress is fresh for spring. Featuring multi-colored stripes and an easy-to-wear style, this dress will become a staple in your wardrobe. Add a pair of bold flats and you're set! This dress is only $39.99 at Target.com.


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