How You Do Stripes

That's right - they really are! And where one stripe is good, two can often be better...

(Dress - Topshop; Bag: Alexander Wang; Shoes: Zara; Belt: old; Collar pins: Black Heart Creatives)

Now this dress only really needs one stripe, because it's statement enough by itself. Bless my mum for obligingly tracking it down in a Bristol branch of Topshop when (after it was featured in both ELLE and The Sunday Times Style) it sold out in London and online. Dressing like a deckchair never looked so chic. 

(Dress: Warehouse; Shirt: Dorothy Perkins; Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company; Shoes: Zara; Belt: old; Necklace: Black Heart Creatives; Watch: Michael Kors)

Sometimes, however, you decide that one stripe isn't enough and add some patches. I love a floaty light shirt with sleeves perfect for rolling up and getting stuck in...inevitably to a sale rail or work. 

(Top and skirt: Topshop; Belt: old; Bag: Alexander Wang; Trainers: Adidas)

And then sometimes, you just need to go big and bold with your stripes. It doesn't get bigger or bolder than this knitted, fitted pencil skirt in pink, deep blue and black. I grabbed it on a whim in the sale and am quite frankly furious it took me so long to do so. 

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