Stripes are a wardrobe staple that we can’t live without – and this summer is no exception. From sun dresses to cool culottes, see how to wear stripes for SS17 with our expert fashion feature, and get inspired for the season ahead.
Stripes take on a tropical flavour this summer, with clashing colours with variegated lines adding extra energy to the classic trend. Embody the season’s paradisial mood with bold, wide-leg trousers, and create the ultimate contrast with a parrot-print cami and fringed mules for hot weather perfection.
Vertical stripes are a key style for SS17 – and our attention is firmly on bold, monochromatic designs. Try the trend with striped wide-leg culottes, and style with a white off-the-shoulder top for a clean, modern look. Swap out your classic shoulder bag for a sports luxe-inspired backpack, and finish with metallic silver sandals.
Can’t get enough of the tropical trend? Bring a vibrant hit of colour into your summer wardrobe with a bold, block-striped maxi skirt, worn with a bright orange cami. Add further stand-out appeal with a parrot-embellished clutch bag and pom-pom sandals in vivid fuchsia.
Days in Denim
Proving that stripes can be understated, this navy printed top combines an off-the-shoulder neckline and frills to create an SS17 style hero. Style it with a denim midi skirt (we think it’ll look best tucked into the waistband), and co-ordinate with a tonal across-body bag. For a pop of colour, add a pair of red espadrilles with lace-up ties.
How to wear stripes on the beach? Throw this bold, block-striped sun dress over your bikini or swimsuit, letting the soft summer breeze catch its handkerchief hemline. Team it with a black wide-brimmed hat and fringed sandals, creating a subtle clash with a geometric tote bag for those beach-to-bar essentials.