(from the April edition of The Family Magazine)
Spring Style Trends
From Fashion to Décor
Kathy Friend and Andrew Skipper
We’ve said it before – trends transcend more than just the world of fashion. We see “trendy” things in home décor, entertaining and, of course, fashion. The FAMILY Magazine asked two local trend experts – Andrew Skipper, a lifestyle expert, and our fashion editor, Kathy Friend – how things we’re seeing grace the pages of magazines translate into our homes and closets.
FAMILY: We are seeing stripes everywhere. Is this a big trend this season, and what would you call it? How do you do it?
ANDREW SAYS: The nautical look, in my opinion, cannot be categorized as a trend, but rather a timeless look which returns year after year. There are a few different interpretations of nautical style including shabby beach chic and preppy yacht style. Achieve the casual look by incorporating white washed furniture, rope details and the familiar blue and white stripe into your rooms. Take nautical to a glamorous level by using framed sailing maps and natural history prints of fish. Regardless of how you interpret the maritime style, be careful not to let your space become overly themed.
KATHY SAYS: Nautical influence has been around for a long time and is here to stay! All of the stripes you are seeing in magazines come from the nautical influence. To bring a little of this nautical feel into your wardrobe, add a striped tee. A black and white one is timeless and easy to pair with other prints or pop with fun spring colors.
If stripes aren’t really your thing, then add some nautical touches with accessories or details. Chunky chain-link belts, rope details on shoes, even a striped bow in a handbag are all ways to bring that nautical look into your wardrobe.
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