I'd say for a lot of people, stripes are definitely a must-have in our wardrobes, whether it is black&white, navy&cream or red&navy combo that you prefer. For me, I'm absolutely loving navy and cream stripes at the moment. Especially coming into Spring, I love how they look when paired with a coloured lip and gold jewellery for a little extra bit of colour and detail.
What I love most about stripes is definitely the versatility - you can really go all out with the stripes for a statement look, or use stripes to add subtle detail to a simple outfit. I purchased the navy and grey(ish) kimono that I'm wearing in the image below from H&M a few weeks ago, for very little £££ of course. It is quite oversized on me, so I cinched it in at the waist with a skinny brown belt and added a pop of mustard with my Topshop cami, a denim ASOS skirt and a gold statement necklace to tie it all together. Outfit complete. I'm really loving wearing statement pieces like this recently.. they're so easy to throw on in the morning, and you always look like you've spent more time on your outfit than you actually have! *wink wink*
If the statement piece is a little too much for you, adding a striped t-shirt under a plain cardigan, or having a striped cami peeping out the bottom of a cropped fitted jumper can help add a little more detail to your outfit. I'd consider the H&M grey maxi cardigan (£14.99) in the photo below to be the main piece of my outfit, so adding my very old Topshop sleeveless t-shirt underneath, and paired with my favourite Topshop Joni jeans and a thick brown belt tied the outfit together perfectly in my opinion. I'm really looking forward to buying more striped pieces throughout the next few months as they are huge this year once again. You can follow my Instagram to see my favourite Spring/Summer styles as I'm sure I'll have a lot of fashion pieces to share over the next few months!
I'd love to know what you thought of these outfits in the comments below! Are you going to try out the nautical trend this year?
Thanks so much for reading xx
Ciara Rose xox
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