Spots or stripes?

There are some things that are fashion perennials. Year after year they appear, in some shape or form, on the catwalks, or in the shopping mall stores. Spots and stripes are two of those.

But spots or stripes? Which are you? do you like the fun, retro pop of polka dots, or do your prefer the boldness of stripes? We can never decide. We like to be really bold and wear them together. But we know that’s not for everyone. We know for some it’s spots or stripes, and that’s fine.

If you’re in the spots corner, you probably love retro styles, pretty dresses,and bold colours. We love a polka dot dress. White Stuff’s green shift is bright and bold (£59.95), and Maine @ Debenhams’ navy polka dot midi (£40) has bigger, bolder dots. We adore JOY’s simple denim blue small dotty sundress (£40). An itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini sound familiar?! We love Floozie by FrostFrench’s retro version (top, £26.50, bottoms, £15, Debenhams) A simple polka dot Tee is a summer staple – this navy one is from French Connection (£36). And how about these Adidas Stan Smiths from Schuh, even better reduced from £67 to £44.99.

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Spots or stripes – maybe stripes are your favourite. We love a good stripe. They’re chic, classy, easy and striking. Stripes work brilliantly in simple items, or whole outfits. New Look’s striped midi skirt (£19.99) and matching crop top (£14.99) is a fantastic, bold outfit for a big night out. JOY’s full midi in multi-stripe chambray is a great daytime stripe (£45).

New Look’s stripy playsuit in bold colours is a fun fashion piece for summer (£19.99). JOY’s striped sweat (£32) is casual perfection. And if you like muted stripes, then H&M’s shopper (£24.99) or Schuh’s flat shoes (£28) are for you. And for the beach, J by Jasper Conran’s striped bikini (top, £28, bottoms £18, Debenhams) will get you noticed.

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So, spots or stripes? Which are you?

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