2015 Spring Summer Stripes

Style Theory: The classic stripe once again dominated the catwalks for spring summer 2015, from deckchair style stripes on tailored suits, to appliqué ribbons, through to bold red and black looks, stripes are officially the way forward...any which way...
From top left: Victoria Beckham, Christian Dior, Altuzarra, Tibi.
Image via Pinterest

This season wear matching stripes or play with variations, mix fine stripes with wider stripes or try mixing stripes with florals and patterned tops..anything goes...

Here are the best striped items on the high street to add your capsule wardrobe now and wear all year..
Zara Stripe Textured Blazer £79.99

Wear now with all black or greys, add a yellow or orange soft, oversize scarf for a pop of colour, in the summer mix with coloured stripe tops and pale blue skinny jeans and brightly coloured Tods style driving shoes for an on trend, preppy look.
River Island Cropped Draped Jacket £60

A statement jacket, very cute will work throughout the year, layer under a fur coat now with a fine knit poloneck.
Mango Fine Knit Sweater £34.99
Love the colour combination of pink and red, really striking and the perfect look to brighten these dark winter days..
Topshop Striped Draped Blouse £38

Wear now with distressed black jeans and pointed ankle boots, in the summer wear with a button through a line denim skirt/ denim shorts and tan, strappy, flat sandals.
Topshop Pleated Bardot Top £25

Maybe one to squirrel away until summer, so cute would look fab with a pair of high waisted black, wide leg trousers and flats.. Wear now with blue high waisted skinny jeans, pointed courts and a longline black blazer, tie a patterned silk scarf on your neck for a bardot-esque, chic look.
Zara Striped Shirt £25.99

This is one of those blouses that hangs beautifully, it sits perfectly on the neck, wear with layered fine gold necklaces and skinny jeans for a feminine look. If you get a chance try on a few of the same size, I always tend to do this in Zara as the cut is always slightly different and you will find the most flattering one on your body shape.
Zara T_shirt with Shoulder Detail £19.99
A breton style t-shirt with a twist.
Zara Striped Crop Top £29.99
Zara Striped Skirt £39.99

Stripe this one out, these two pieces look striking together, or wear as separates, the options are endless.
Topshop Stripe Print Bootcut £42

Really 70s, I must admit I haven't had a chance to try these on but will let you know what they are like. I love the colours and would wear with them with a skinny poloneck and heeled pointed ankle or boots or mix it up with these gorgeous snakeskin boots..
Asos Oversize Stripe Scarf £20
Wear this as a scarf over a black long coat for a chic, french look. Wear with a chambray shirt, white jeans and trainers on cooler summer days.
MiH @ Asos Breton Dress was £185 now £80
A classic dress reduced to a decent price, this is a classic that you can wear year after year. Pair with white superga's for a chic, preppy look.

My Style:
Wearing my Zara blouse (link above) for a few meetings last week..
Blouse: Zara
Jacket: Asos
Bag: H&M
Faux Fur Coat: Topshop
Trainers: Stan Smith Adidas
 For lunch with the family before my birthday party..
Jumper: Topshop
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: H&M
Coat: Topshop

Finally for my 40th Birthday party last Saturday, it turned out to be the most fantastic night with lots of family and friends, it turns out turning 40 is actually really good!
Jumpsuit: Whistles
Shoes: Dune
Necklace: H&M

So are you a stripey girl? Will you be sporting stripes this winter? I am really looking forward to wearing slouchy, stripey jersey dresses in the summer..more details to come.

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, thanks for reading, until next time Frances xxx


  1. Ooh, I've just been eyeing up that blue and white Zara blazer! It would be a totally impractical buy for me, but it's just lovely. In my parallel fantasy life (where I'm an impossibly tall supermodel), I also own those striped Topshop trousers - I'd go all rock chick in them with a band t-shirt and a biker jacket. Love 'em!!

    So glad you went for the Whistles jumpsuit on your birthday, it really does look amazing on you, especially with the Breanna's. Welcome to the 40 club, it really isn't that bad at all ;-)

    Becky x

  2. Stripes always excite me. I mean they're not really a pattern are they these days. Up,there with the leopard print shoe as neutrals. You look absolutely stunning Fran and 40 is good but wait until your car crashing your way to 50 - urgh!

  3. Looking effortless and all your looks are always so varied - I don't know how you do it. I'm in the market for a striped shirt too - not sure what fabric yet - but I'll know when I find it. Love the styling of yours - easy chic!

  4. Adore that stripey Zara jacket. I saw one very similar in River Island and am so, so tempted. You look amazing by the way ... in ALL your shots, but especially for your party. 40 is ok, isn't it?!

  5. Stripes are one of the easiest prints to mix in my opinion. You look gorgeous as usual, and I'm loving that faux fur coat. :)

  6. Some really lovely pieces here Frances! I love the Zara shirt! You looked stunning on your Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time! x