Trend Alert: It’s All About Stripes

Trends often go round in cycles and stripes are one trend that are back on our fashion radar. Taking us right through S/S13 to A/W13, designers like Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana are going crazy for monochrome lines.

While head-to-toe looks might work on the catwalk, it’s a little overwhelming in real life. To avoid the jailbird look, stick to statement blouses, T-shirt style dresses or the classic Breton tee for a chic Parisian feel. And let’s face it, stripes look good on pretty much everyone – they elongate the legs, add definition around the waist and work with prints and block colours.

Start the season with these striped must-haves: doesn’t matter if they’re black or white, green or blue, red or yellow…

Céline Denim Capris, £185,

Head off on a Euro getaway with these cute cropped trousers. (They’ll make your legs look longer too!)

topshop stripe dress

Topshop Stripe Band Back Dress, £26,

Take some direction and mash up your stripes. The low back is perfect for showing off your post-winter tan.

Petit Bateau Wide-Striped Tee, £45,

If you’re after a Breton tee, Petit Bateau is your go-to store for Parisian style.

The Gap Harbor Jersey Roll-Sleeve Dress, £59.95,

A great basic that works equally well for lunch with your girlfriends to nights out with your man.

Vix Malawai Bikini Top, £64.42,

Horizontal stripes will boost your bust, while the cinched in bottoms will lengthen your legs.

Maison Scotch Striped Shirt with Arrow Lining, £145,

Wear this soft striped shirt on weekends with white jeans and ballet flats.

Antipodium Syntax Striped Tee, £84.80,

Who said stripes had to black and white?

Missoni headband

Missoni Crochet-Knit Headband, £80,

Okay, these are technically zig zags, but they’re still part of the stripe family. Plus, it’s Missoni.

Sparkle & Fade Stripe High Low Dress, £42,

The ultimate maxi.


Kimberlee Oo

Kimberlee is an Australian writer who gave up the reality to follow her dreams...Originally from Sydney, now living in Paris. Kimberlee spends her days writing, styling and eating croissants.