If you're looking for a spot of respite from florals as part of your spring wardrobe, then there are plenty of alternative options in the shops at the moment. Whether it's a painterly print or bold block colour, it's great to see such a breadth of choice on the high street, particularly after a winter which seemed more or less entirely punctuated by more shades of grey than strictly necessary! Whilst I've already shared some of my floral favourites in some recent outfit posts, I'm also keeping a beady eye on some of the striped styles which are proving so popular this season. Whether you're looking to channel your inner mod with some vintage inspired vibes or are after a more modern feel, there's already a hefty selection in the shops to get you started:
Asymmetric Cutout Top, £55, And Other Stories/Stripe Cuff Crew Neck Knit, £85, Whistles/Wide Neckline Stripe Tee, £35, Olive Clothing/Striped Belted Palazzo Trousers, £29, Marks and Spencer/Sekoto Print Dress, £69.50, Oliver Bonas/Double Stripe Scarf, £15, Jigsaw/Multi Stripe Phone Case, £35, Kate Spade/Stripe Sleeve Tee, £35, Olive Clothing/Stripe Pencil Skirt, £45, Warehouse/Slinky Stripe Ankle Socks, £35, Topshop
Regular readers will be well aware of just how much I love & Other Stories, and their summer styles always feature heavily on my wishlists! This monochrome top is the perfect simple staple and something which you'd never get tired of wearing, as well as being brilliantly versatile too. Speaking of versatility, this knit from Whistles is a real transitional treasure, with the striped sleeves adding a fresh, modern feel. Another staple style comes in the shape of this subtle striped style from Olive Clothing, another investment basic which you'd struggle to go wrong with.
Statement trousers are another staple of my spring wardrobe, although they usually tend to be floral. This striped pair from Marks and Spencer are a wonderful alternative to a ditsy print, and would work wonderfully for casual dressing as well as for work. Another versatile option comes in the shape of this dress from Oliver Bonas, which is a perfect purchase for summer if ever I saw one- and a great option if you've got some special occasions in your diary.
If accessorising is more your cup of tea, then this scarf from Jigsaw is just the ticket- I especially like the contrasting pop of colour. Speaking of colour, this Kate Spade phone cover is a real spring dream, especially if you're after something with a classic feel which is still bang on trend. Olive Clothing have another winner in the shape of this contrasting sleeve top which I think would be great for layering under a pinafore dress or dungarees. This Warehouse skirt is a masterpiece in monochrome minimalism, and again the kind of investment buy which would see you through season after season. Finally, for a splash of character, these Topshop socks are a real winner, don't you think?
Have you tried any spring stripes?
(Image credit: & Other Stories, Whistles, Olive Clothing, Marks and Spencer, Oliver Bonas, Jigsaw, Kate Spade, Warehouse and Topshop.)