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Strike out in Stripes!

Stripe out in Black & White optical jumper and stripe pants from RiverIsland.

Looks like we won’t make it through Spring without wearing at least a few striking, geometrical stripes. They are everywhere from leggings, jackets and blouses even down to your canvas bag and sandals. The word ubiquitous comes to mind and therefore you might as well find out where the hottest, neatest styles are hanging out. Marks and Spencers always earn their stripes with sharp summer contrasting shades of blue and white as well as soft coffee and ivory. River Island and Debenhams follow suit in sharp two-tone shapes that are flattering and smart. Perfect for workwear as well as balmy days on the beach

  • Black and white jumpsuit €59 from Miss Selfridge
  • Blue and white dress from M & S
  • Coffee and ivory striped two piece from M & S
  • Jumper £45, Blue stripe blouse £45, skirt £55 Preen at Debenhams
  • Red Striped blouse and Capri pants by Savannah Miller at Debenhams
  • striped jacket from Cotton Edits

The French have always worn their stripes with pride – inspired by the nautical looks of sailors wearing horizontally striped tee-shirts and palazzo pants with the idiosyncratic tilted beret. I also love the fun jumpsuits from Miss Selfridge with figure hugging vertical lines and the cool elegance of candy-stripe blouses from Savannah Miller and Preen. If you are tiring of florals and wilting under a blanket of blushing blossoms  – the stars and stripes may be the way to shine for you.

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