Earn Your Stripes

I don’t know about you but wearing stripes always makes me happy for some reason! Maybe it’s because I associate them with certain things, such as summer, clowns and candy. All the things I love basically! But let’s face it, I’m not the only one who loves them, Italian fashion house Missoni have made their fortune on designing clothes based on simple striped knitwear in stylish and contemporary patterns. And the great thing about stripes is that they are such a classic design, they never go out of fashion, so you can wear them year in year out, and in every season. The only thing that changes is the colours may deepen or brighten up. With stripes, it’s really easy to match the piece to the season, just think about that season’s usual colours, so for Winter think monochromes, greys and red, Spring is associated with pastels, Summer are rich and bright primary colours such as greens, yellows, oranges and blues, and Autumn are all the palettes of rich browns and purple berries.

To celebrate my love of stripes I’ve selected what I consider to be some really classic and yet contemporary pieces that will stay in your wardrobe for the next couple of decades, without losing their appeal. All products from Newlook

Yumi – Multicoloured Stripes Belted Dress – £44.99

Earn Your Stripes 1Add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with this multi-stripes prom style dress in a sleeveless design with a black skinny waist belt. Features a button detail at the shoulder. Drawing inspiration from London street style, combined with emerging trends, Yumi uses eye-catching colours and retro inspired designs to create unique designs and a fun and individual style. Model wears UK size S and her height is 1.73m/5″8. Yumi size guide- S – 8/ 10, M – 10/12, L – 12/14.

Brave Soul Black Multi Stripes Hoody – £19.99

Earn Your Stripes 2Brave Soul. Black and white multi-stripes hoody in a soft flannel style. Features wide cream drawstring with cuff patch detail, open ended front pocket and zip centre fastening. 98% Cotton, 2% Polyester. Sizes available – 10, 12, 14.

Brown Stripes Gatsby Bowler – £24.99

Earn Your Stripes 3Keep it classy with this brown stripes bowler bag perfect for multi-use complete with identity panel, carry handles, adjustable strap and inner compartments. Man Made.

Bella Multi Stripes Platform Wedges – £27.99

Earn Your Stripes 4Multi-coloured stripes wedges in a high platform style. Features a single buckle fastening around the ankle and multiple straps across the foot. Complete with a cork style wedge with rope detailing. Size Guide 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Miss Sixty Stripes Bodycon Dress Now £55.00 – Was £109.99

Earn Your Stripes 5Sleeveless bodycon style dress in multicoloured stripes of blue, yellow, red and black. Featuring a low v neckline, two strips across the cleavage and cross over pattern over the low v back in yellow, red and blue. Perfect for wearing with high heels for the evening. Miss Sixty is an international fashion brand known for their signature denim and contemporary feminine pieces, perfect for the metropolitan lifestyle. Size Guide – XS, S, M, L. Model wears UK size 8 and her height is 1.73m/ 5″8. 100% Polyester.

Red Check Print Stripe Shorts – £19.99

Earn Your Stripes 6Make sure everyone’s checking you out in these red and black check and stripe shorts. Featuring a multi pocket design with front button and zip fastening. Size Guide – 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. 92% Cotton, 8% Elastane.

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