Stripes as a print trend? Hardly groundbreaking, we know. But no one is talking about your run-of-the-mill Breton top here. Oh no. For S/S 17, one of most important shopping focuses will be for a truckload of high-octane statement stripes. Think bold midi dresses emboldened with block colours or graphic diagonal lines that come in clashing hues on jackets, skirts, tops and accessories. You get the picture.
From Left to Right: Delpozo, Pringle of Scotland, Mulberry, Proenza Schouler, Mary Katrantzou
There are many reasons we're keen on the idea, aside from its versatility (we can't wait to wear a striped number as a wedding guest dress) and a myriad of iterations. For example, there's a stripe—and a level of stripe action—to suit everyone. Worried that chunky horizontal lines will be unflattering? Opt for skinny, vertical collegiate-striped tailoring instead—a jacket is a great place to start.
From Proenza Schouler's primary-hued summer knit dress to Mulberry's take on the cricket blazer (paired with a striped dress, bag and shoes), we're more than convinced that this pattern is going to be everywhere in no time at all. In fact, fashion buyers are so convinced, that you'll find plenty of striped pieces in stores already—perfect for jumping onto the trend nice and early.
Keep scrolling to shop our pick of the best striped pieces around right now.
Throw this over a white tee and a pair of cropped jeans.
We've been after this bag for some time now.
Make a statement with the stripes and your outfit's silhouette.
Sequins are totally okay, even after Christmas
The clashing pink-and-red colour scheme is what we love about this.