Get Striped – Weekly Wishlist

It’s time to get striped, to earn your stripes, to wear your stripes – you get the idea! Stripes are a great summer look, agreed? They’re very nautical, but they don’t have to just come in monochromes or blues and reds.

Get striped in any colour palette you like! Go bold, or stay subtle – there are stripes for everyone and every occasion. Wide stripes, thin stripes, chevron stripes, bold stripes, subtle stripes, whatever your stripe – just wear stripes!

We love striped tops with jeans, and we also love striped dresses and jumpsuits. Stripes on swimsuits are good, and striped bags are a great way of just a nod to the stripe trend. Ditto with stripe shoes, or just the odd little striped accessory somewhere. Or go full out with a striped two piece.


Weekly Wishlist get striped! numbers

1.Chevron stripe swimsuit, £40, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams 2. stripe tube skirt, £35, French Connection 3. stripe slip dress, £24.99, New Look 4. stripe chiffon maxi dress, £39.99, H&M 5. stripe jumpsuit, £65, Soaked in Luxury @ JOY 6. bold stripe bag, £29.99, New Look 7. stripe skirt, £19.99, New Look 8. stripe clutch, £15, Red Herring @ Debenhams 9. stripe dress, £65, French Connection 10. stripe courts, £19.99, H&M 11. stripe Tee, £37.50, White Stuff 12. hair bow, £4, Claire’s Accessories 13. stripe socks, £5, White Stuff 14. crop top, £12.99 15. culottes, £17.99, both New Look 16. red striped top, £9.99, H&M


Learn your lines!

Learn you lines! Or earn your stripes! Mix up those stripes – diagonal, vertical, horizontal, wide, narrow or both.Stripes are a great spring fashion move – so learn your lines and wear them everywhere!

If you want to start somewhere simple, then learn your lines with a top first of all. A simple top is great for stripes novices. We love French Connection’s wide-hemmed striped top (£60), and we also love H&M’s longline multi-coloured stripe shirt (£29.99) – totally 90s.

Simple Tees are perfect – BHS’s black and white slash neck goes with everything (£7.50) and White Stuff’s blue and white has a great neckline (£19.95).

Principles by Ben De Lisi’s black and white striped jumper is a great bold spring knit (£38, Debenhams), and BHS’s bold blue green and white top is, well, bold (£20). Whereas White Stuff’s muted pastel stripe vest is much more subtle (£37.50)

learn your lines threeIf you are feeling brave, go for crazy with stripes and learn your lines the bold way. Are you brave enough to wear New Look’s multi-stripe trousers? (£17.99).

A striped coat is a statement – this one is from J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams (£85). New Look’s grey stripe skirt is more subtle (£17.99) and has a fab paper bag waist. New Look’s pale stripe skirt is spring in a skirt (£19.99). GAP’s gorgeous oversized chunky stripe cardigan is fab for a fun cover-up (£22.95).

Striped accessories look bright and modern – New Look’s multi-coloured bag is great for city or beach (£19.99) and H&M’s striped loafers (£9.99) are a cheap and cheerful way to cheer up your look.

learn your lines twoA striped dress or jumpsuit is a bold statement. Perfect for a city wedding, or a summer night. French Connection’s cotton long sleeve jersey dress is simple and chic (£45). New Look’s monochrome strip jumpsuit (£22.99) is uber-stylish – team with a floppy hat and wedges for a great 1970s inspired look.

And New Look’s big bright hankie hemmed dress (£22.99) is fresh and bright. New Look have a lot of stripes this season – their pink and blue shirt dress is another bold spring statement piece (£22.99).

For stripes in a quieter way, BHS offer green and blue in a tie-waist knit dress (£25), and a simple monochrome tunic (£35).

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