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How to wear smart stripes: Your style guide

Whatever colour combo takes your fancy, walk the line in summer’s most stylish stripes..

Stripes are fitting for any occasion, whether it’s a casual daytime jaunt or a sophisticated dinner date.

Former Made In Chelsea star Ashley James pulled off the look when she attended a F+F show wearing a striped Oasis dress with white sandals and a chunky necklace.

We show you how versatile the trend can be with three key outfit inspirations for the summer.

For the office

The classic shift becomes a summertime staple when you add a stripe. Earn extra style points in the office by pairing with wedges to elongate those pins.

Shell bangle, £15, Orelia.co.uk

Orelia Shell Bangle

Striped shift dress, £59.95, Landsend.co.uk

Landsend Stripy Dress

Raffia shoulder bag, £39.99, Zara

Zara Shoulder Bag

Lunar wedges, £35, Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Wedges

For a weekend lunch date

Make this season’s bright stripes work for your weekend wardrobe by teaming them with white Capris – an easy, effortless approach to the trend.

Striped top, WAS £39, NOW £27, Collection Weekend by John Lewis

John Lewis Striped Jumper

White capris, £28, Curvissa.co.uk

Curvissa White Jeans

Orange tassel tote bag, £32, River Island

River Island Orange Tassel Bag

Woven flats, £20, George at Asda

George Woven Flats

For an evening out

For luxe evening dressing, choose striped pieces in muted colours. This statement skirt looks catwalk-worthy when worn with metallic accessories.

Gold earrings, £4, BHS

BHS Gold Earrings

Belted jacket, £55, Wallis

Wallis White Jacket

Striped skirt, £39.50, Marks and Spencer

MS Striped Skirt

Metallic block heels, £50, Clarks

Clarks Metallic Block Heels
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