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Chic in Stripes

by habituallychic

02 . 06 . 11
I packed a few striped tops for the cruise but now I’m kicking myself for not buying a dress too.  It’s amazing how many different ways you can wear stripes.  From casual to dressed up, they always look great.  As you’ll see from these photos, they been a favorite of many chic people including Jackie above.  Enjoy!
Lauren Santo Domingo wearing chic stripes in Paris.

Ines de la Fressange and daughter Nine from their new book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide.

The ever chic Lauren Hutton in J.Crew

How chic does this man look in stripes?!  Love this photo by Vanessa Jackman!  She’s my favorite street style photographer!

Pablo Picasso

Stripes + Chanel = Tres Chic! Photo by Tommy Ton

Minnie Mortimer wearing a striped dress she designed. 

The ladies at Vogue looking chic in stripes including dresses by Minnie Mortimer.

Olivia Palermo

Audrey Hepburn

Minnie Mortimer again.

Brigitte Bardot

Sofia Coppola from Interview magazine.

James Dean

Photo by Vanessa Jackman

Jean Seberg

Photo by Vanessa Jackman

Jean Seberg again.

Kirsten Dunst by Norman Jean Roy

Pablo Picasso

Photo by Vanessa Jackman

Jeanne Moreau in Jules et Jim

Elle France


The Sartorialist

Giselle looking ridiculously chic in stripes. 

Sexy in Stripes! Photo by Bruce Weber. 

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  1. Concept Interiors February 6, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Tres chic!I’m a jackie fan!

  2. lisaroyhandbags February 6, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    I adore stripes and they certainly are a classic! I think I need a striped dress too…

  3. Vintage Barn 27 February 6, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    Love the stripes! Navy and white are my ultimate favorite. Maybe you can find a striped dress on your cruise! Hmmmm….maybe I will look for one myself. Thanks for the ideas.

  4. Simple Dwellings February 6, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Great post! Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn were iconic women, who I’ve always been drawn to! I’ve always loved their simple and chic look!

  5. camdesign February 6, 2011 | 2:49 pm

    Oh I love this post, just reminded me I put away a great grey & black striped turtle neck (Ralph Lauren) about a year ago. It’s getting cold out again, great day to wear it…

  6. Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} February 6, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I feel like a shopping trip for some stripes is in order 🙂

  7. bells 'n' shells February 6, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    loving these pics, particularly the pablo picasso ones. great post! xx.

  8. NYC Fashionista February 6, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Love stripes! Especially the ones from Prada for spring! I guess love of stripes is in my blood heritage (I am a Marimekko fan born and raised in Finland)…

  9. Nat February 6, 2011 | 3:57 pm


  10. Renée Finberg February 6, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    i am a stripe junkie.
    and in design

  11. Luciane at HomeBunch.com February 6, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    I’m glad it’s not only girls that look great in strips! Good point! 🙂

    I love seeing James Dean in strips… so cool!

    I hope you have the best tim of your life with our w/out a striped dress! 😉


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  12. radiantrepublic February 6, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    BEAUTIFUL post. Thanks for the spring inspiration! Can’t wait for a warm-weather getaway. Even more so after your post.

  13. Kathysue February 6, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    I have so many stripes in my wardrobe, it is a little insain!! I always have and always will, Have a wonderful trip!!!Kathysue

  14. Laura Carson Miller February 6, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    Heather, I simply adore this post! As huge fan of stripes, big and small and sometimes mixed with subtle patterns, I truly appreciate all these timeless photos. Have a wonderful day~

  15. splendidmarket.com February 6, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    Yes — you are so right — we all need a striped dress. What a great series of images!I hope you are having a marvelous cruise!

  16. Kendra Gately February 6, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    Love how your photos reflect a number of individual styles and different looks that can be achieved with this wonderful wardrobe staple.

  17. quintessence February 6, 2011 | 8:30 pm

    I am slightly obsessed with stripes. Can’t tell you how many striped tops I have for every season. They are classic, versatile and never go out of style – exactly how I’ve accumulated so many!

  18. Kathy February 6, 2011 | 9:16 pm

    Audrey…Sofia….James…my favorites…well done post! k

  19. amelangeetmoi February 6, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    Hello yes the stripes are certainly chic in most intances but the Jackie O specs look ridiculous ,not flattering at all ( in MY opinion )

    Enjoy your High seas what fun fay xxx

  20. jones February 6, 2011 | 10:40 pm

    Have an awesomely warm, sunny, happy, relaxing, great-food-eating trip. Mary

  21. Tucker February 7, 2011 | 12:56 am

    stripes are perfect for a cruise. a dress in stripes – even better.

    enjoy your cruise – we went on a transatlantic one this year. it was amazing! Hoping yours is great and just the relaxation(and warmth) you need.

  22. tdclassicist February 7, 2011 | 1:45 am

    A striped pull-over is perfect, equally for male or female, on a boat of any size. Best wishes for a wonderful voyage.

  23. Brillante Interiors February 7, 2011 | 2:59 am

    Bon Voyage, you’ll be tres-chic. Have fun!

  24. fashionable palette February 7, 2011 | 4:49 am

    Could there be a more classic design?! Great selection of photos.

  25. Lindsey February 7, 2011 | 5:45 am

    I LOVE stripes too!! What great photos you found! Love the first one of Jackie O!! {love her so much – and her style!}

    I also love stripes when it comes to furniture, rugs, pillows, anything!!

  26. Connie @ SogniESorrisi February 7, 2011 | 6:45 am

    Definitely feeling the stripes! Lauren Santo Domingo and Olivia Palermo are two of my faves here (how great is OP’s clutch!?) Also love that Vanessa Jackman photo.

    I think my favourite way to see these stripes styled is with simple white jeans.

  27. Karena February 7, 2011 | 7:05 am

    Heather I have always loved stripes, tres chic!

    Art by Karena

  28. cocolini February 7, 2011 | 11:38 am

    An absolute wardrobe staple. Always fresh never tired.

  29. Linda Pakravan February 7, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise!

  30. jones February 7, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    Jean Moreau–one classy lady.

  31. dwellinganddesign February 7, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    I am such a sucker for stripes, and I just realized I’ve been wearing them almost non-stop for the past three months. Oh how I adore them!

  32. Pam @ Cherish Toronto February 7, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    Stripes are so classic, always in style, always chic. Perfect for you, Heather!!

  33. tiny dancer February 8, 2011 | 3:29 am

    CUTE post! I’m a stripe lover too, I really can’t get enough of them, and I’m so glad its gaining so much popularity 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I adore the picture of Audrey Hepburn….and Pablo 😀


  34. HoHumCards.com February 8, 2011 | 11:38 am

    Wow, what a collection of photos! Yep, you can’t beat a blue and white striped shirt. What is it about them that this seemingly mundane shirt manages to buck all trends?