Trend alert: Stripes


Trendy, universally flattering and classically versatile – stripes are in the limelight for this spring, and are ready to be worn in a variety of different ways. So go ahead, and pick your poison.

1. The blouse

A classic striped button-down – vertical, horizontal or diagonal – happily pleases the prep. Style this number with a quirky scallop-hemmed skirt, or tucked into tailored crop trousers. Finish off with mannish loafers for an androgynous vibe that’ll surely dominate the A/W 15 catwalks next month. 

2. The skirt

The classic print looks its best in pencil skirt form. Wear this asymmetrically hemmed skirt with a boxy, kimono sleeved shirt and dark burgundy boots. Carry all your daily essentials in this spacious leather shopper bag.

3. The dress

Quick-fix trendy pieces, feel even more perfect and reliable when paired with a quintessentially timeless print. Try this collared midi dress with black leather ankle boots. Finish off your black and white ensemble with a slick of dark red lipstick.

4. The pinstriped piece

Look and feel business-chic in the pinstripe. This grey layered dress with a cool open back will look wondrous with chunky soled ankle boots. Rather 60s, don’t you think?

5. The sporty stripe

The sports-luxe trend seems to make its comeback every season, so try this longline shirt with a baseball stripe out for size. Pair with mom jeans – with busted knees and rolled up hems for extra style points – and open toed ankle boots that are so not appropriate for the gym. Swap the heels for a pair of New Balance trainers if you’re wanting comfort and a little bit of 90s bounce to your step. 


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