Style Theory: The classic stripe once again dominated the catwalks for spring summer 2015, from deckchair style stripes on tailored suits, to appliqué ribbons, through to bold red and black looks, stripes are officially the way forward...any which way...
|From top left: Victoria Beckham, Christian Dior, Altuzarra, Tibi.|
Image via Pinterest
This season wear matching stripes or play with variations, mix fine stripes with wider stripes or try mixing stripes with florals and patterned tops..anything goes...
Here are the best striped items on the high street to add your capsule wardrobe now and wear all year..
|Zara Stripe Textured Blazer £79.99|
Wear now with all black or greys, add a yellow or orange soft, oversize scarf for a pop of colour, in the summer mix with coloured stripe tops and pale blue skinny jeans and brightly coloured Tods style driving shoes for an on trend, preppy look.
|River Island Cropped Draped Jacket £60|
A statement jacket, very cute will work throughout the year, layer under a fur coat now with a fine knit poloneck.
Love the colour combination of pink and red, really striking and the perfect look to brighten these dark winter days..
|Mango Fine Knit Sweater £34.99|
|Topshop Striped Draped Blouse £38|
Wear now with distressed black jeans and pointed ankle boots, in the summer wear with a button through a line denim skirt/ denim shorts and tan, strappy, flat sandals.
|Topshop Pleated Bardot Top £25|
Maybe one to squirrel away until summer, so cute would look fab with a pair of high waisted black, wide leg trousers and flats.. Wear now with blue high waisted skinny jeans, pointed courts and a longline black blazer, tie a patterned silk scarf on your neck for a bardot-esque, chic look.
|Zara Striped Shirt £25.99|
This is one of those blouses that hangs beautifully, it sits perfectly on the neck, wear with layered fine gold necklaces and skinny jeans for a feminine look. If you get a chance try on a few of the same size, I always tend to do this in Zara as the cut is always slightly different and you will find the most flattering one on your body shape.
|Zara T_shirt with Shoulder Detail £19.99|
A breton style t-shirt with a twist.
|Zara Striped Crop Top £29.99|
Zara Striped Skirt £39.99
Stripe this one out, these two pieces look striking together, or wear as separates, the options are endless.
|Topshop Stripe Print Bootcut £42|
Really 70s, I must admit I haven't had a chance to try these on but will let you know what they are like. I love the colours and would wear with them with a skinny poloneck and heeled pointed ankle or boots or mix it up with these gorgeous snakeskin boots..
|Asos Oversize Stripe Scarf £20|
|MiH @ Asos Breton Dress was £185 now £80|
A classic dress reduced to a decent price, this is a classic that you can wear year after year. Pair with white superga's for a chic, preppy look.
Wearing my Zara blouse (link above) for a few meetings last week..
Faux Fur Coat: Topshop
Trainers: Stan Smith Adidas
For lunch with the family before my birthday party..
Shoes: Nine West
Finally for my 40th Birthday party last Saturday, it turned out to be the most fantastic night with lots of family and friends, it turns out turning 40 is actually really good!
So are you a stripey girl? Will you be sporting stripes this winter? I am really looking forward to wearing slouchy, stripey jersey dresses in the summer..more details to come.
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, thanks for reading, until next time Frances xxx