Spring Trends We Love, #2: the Nautical Stripe

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Womens Spring 2016 Trend Report: The nautical stripe or brenton stripes

This spring’s runway designs celebrated the seafaring life, with all sorts of buckles, lacings, and our favorite: stripes. But that’s not where the stripes ended. They seemed to stretch on forever, in bold vertical colors, and mismatched combinations.

We’re keeping it a bit more wearable around here, and finding inspiration in the classic Brenton Stripe. Introduced to the fashion world by Coco Chanel in 1917, these stripes have adorned everyone from struggling artists to movie stars ever since. (That’s right, this is one trend that ever goes out of fashion.) Catch the spirit with our Luxe Spring Wrap Dress, an ultra flattering fit. Or get on board with the Drape Neck Tee and Reversible Hooded Cardigan in white and navy blue stripes.

Coco Chanel wearing her classic brenton striped top, revived in nautical stripes for spring fashion 2016Jean Seberg in Brenton Stripe Nautical top and a pixie haircut in the 1960's

(Left: Fashion Designer and style icon Coco Chanel, wearing the Brenton Stripes she popularized. Right: Jean Seberg wearing a boatneck dropsleeve version of the nautical stripe blouse.) 

Each of these styles is made ethically by fair trade cooperatives, and made to last at that… Because fast fashion just isn’t fashionable once you peek behind the facade. True style starts with wearing your values... True style is meant to last.

Womens Reversible Hooded Cardigan in White and Navy Blue and White StripesWomens Sweater in White and Navy Blue Nautical Brenton Stripes by Indigenous

(Left: Reversible Hooded Cardigan. Right: Nautical Stripe Pullover.) 

Womens Open Back Tee in Black and White Stripe by IndigenousWomens Drape Neck Tee in navy blue and white nautical stripes

(Left: Luxe Spring Wrap Dress in Stripe. Right: Drape Neck Tee in Navy & White Stripes.) 

James Dean wearing a nautical Brenton Stripe shirt - vintage look revived for spring 2016

(James Dean certainly knew how to rock a Brenton stripe... He makes eating breakfast look stylish and romantic.)

Womens Organic Cotton Button Tunic in Navy Blue and White Nautical Stripes by Indigenous

(Button Tunic in Navy and White Nautical Stripes.