Trend of the week: Stripes

Make a solid statement with stripes, says Annmarie O'Connor.

INSPIRATION

Bold, boisterous and colourfully clamorous, spring’s stripe redux is anything but shy. Vertical, horizontal, chevron or diagonal, take your pick but do remember: the mood is loud and proud so prepare to be noticed for all the right reasons.

STYLE NOTES

• Find thick bright stripes difficult to wear? Mix them with bands of black. Problem solved.

• Use your illusion: Get longer gams and minimise bigger busts with the help of thinner vertical lines.

• Pair stripes with tonal floral fabrics for a fresh take on print blocking. Add in a utilitarian army jacket for extra dash!

• Accessories are a low-commitment, high-impact way to play with print. Our favourite? A striped statement earring.



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