When it comes to feel-good fashion, nothing seems to compete with jolly rainbow stripes. This winter, cheery multicoloured knits acted like a shot of espresso for our wardrobes. Seeing how quickly these colourful jumpers sold out, it's no surprise that this trend is moving into our summer wardrobes. So what's going to take over after rainbow jumpers? Will it be swimsuits? Espadrilles? Sundresses? Judging by Instagram this week, the front-runner so far to take the gold medal is rainbow-striped trousers, as the likes of Lucy Williams and Maria Bernad have been wearing breezy flares as a jazzy alternative to a sarong or kaftan.
Style Notes: Maria Bernad's lilac-and-rainbow combo is exactly what we want to wear on our next beach getaway.
Want even more rainbow goodness? Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best rainbow-striped pieces that'll see you through summer—from trousers to bikinis.
This bikini kind of looks like a Fab or Twister ice lolly, and we're into it.
A Skittles bag in purse form.
A cool swimsuit for under £40? We'll take two.
This is selling fast.
What better way to jazz up a white T-shirt and denim shorts?
A fun beach cover-up.
You can wear this to work or to the beach.
This is perfect for the great British summer.
We're getting clown vibes from this but in a good way.
Topshop has so many rainbow beauties right now.
Rainbow-striped swimsuits are the summer equivalent of rainbow knits.
We love the art-teacher vibes here.
And just like that, your wardrobe is instantly happier.
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