Saturday, March 31, 2012

On Lines and Zebras


Giorgio Armani jacket, Theory top, Free People jeans, Isabel Marant heels, Louis Vuitton bag

Lines or, in more sartorial terms, stripes are prints too you know. Just because lines are insipidly defined as the segment between two points doesn't mean they are inferior in style to the cutesy strawberries or birds you see on print trend fanatics this spring. Let's start from the ground up. You can see a linear motif going on with the horizontal lines on the bucket bag and the nearly imperceptible lines meandering around the nether half of the outfit. 

Then there are the inky streaks on the heels that don't quite fit into the category of lines but rather zebra stripes on heeled hooves if you will. Exuding a safari meets pointy-toe princess shoes look, these heels contrastingly correlate with the ultra sleek silver of a collier de chien (another allusion to the animal world). Now back to the upper region of the outfit, you will find a seemly structured and fitted blazer that is ideal for taming and keeping the wild in check. Remember, blazers are not just for guys. Zebra stripes are not just for zebras.

No comments: