Here at Who What Wear UK, we always strive to tell you about the next big trends ahead of time. That’s why we created Microtrend Monday, your weekly alert to let you know the items and styling tricks that are suddenly taking off.
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. Judging by how quickly these colourful jumpers sold out, it's no surprise that this trend is moving into our summer wardrobes too. So what's going to take over after the rainbow jumper… Will it be the swimsuit? Espadrilles? A sundress? Judging by Instagram this week, the frontrunner 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.
How better 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.
Clown-esque in a good way.
Rainbow-striped swimsuits are the summer equivalent of rainbow knits.
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