How to wear horizontal stripes like Sonia
Yesterday one of my favorite designers passed away. Daring, feminist, cheeky and parisienne to the tip of her fingernail (as you say in french), Sonia Rykiel created a fashion that resembled her.
When I walk in Paris wearing my tight little striped sweater, I feel like I belong to her gang of women who can do whatever they wanna do, laugh or dance on the catwalk if they feel like it.
So today, I want to dedicate a post to her iconic stripes!
You can wear them as a top, a dress, a bottom or accessories 🙂
- Rainbow stripes
With black inside if you want to do to the classic Sonia. She once said that “black is a color because it makes every other color look colorful” or without!
You can match it with black clothes as in this Sonia Rykiel advertising campaign
Or like this woman does with her fluffy coat
With a matching color like Françoise Hardy on this old Elle cover from the seventies.
Or with accessories that match one or two stripes ^^
With a neutral color. On this picture taken by the sartorialist it is even matching.
Or with a less neutral color like Alexa Chung because as everyone knows, all of the colors of the rainbow together equal white ^^ Look at me dealing with this here.
If you do not feel completely confident you can start with just a bit of rainbow.
Just like Alix with her rainbow matching accessories.
2. Two colors stripes
Works very well with a third color as seen in the 2010 Rykiel show. Which can be a neutral or not.
In the last Rykiel lookbook, socks match both the sandals and the lining of the navy blue coat.
The iconic breton striped top has inspired many designers.
Here Sonia Rykiel added a third color: silver!
When chosen in black and white or navy and black, the breton stripes match… pretty much everything! A plain color for instance.
Like in this “titi parisienne” outfit by Lulla
Or with this cute duckling shade.
Or in this outfit where I had mixed peacock blue sequins, brown tartan and leopard with my breton top (yes, all of that).
3. Textured stripes.
Which can be the same color. But not necessarily.
Very see-through stripes and all the codes from Rykiel (the hair, the striped, the knit) in this catwalk look.
Though if you try it on yourself I recommend pairing your transparent striped top to a decent bottom instead of matching your hair with your panties. (For instance imagine the above high waisted pants from Lulla with a striped black on transparent black top). But hey, your choice ^^
Ouh, flounced stripes <3
Every texture of shiny!
Gold leather at Rykiel.
Big sequins in 2016
And you? Do you feel like “une femme Rykiel”?
Cover picture: Lookbook Rykiel 2016, Morning by Foley