Whether you indulge in iconic Breton and chic monochrome or have a weakness for wide bands of vibrant colour with a retro seaside vibe, one thing is for sure - statement stripes are one of the hottest trends of 2015.
Deckchair stripes add a young, fun, element to any outfit and are a great way of introducing bold colours in to your wardrobe without having to opt for vivid prints. This striped top in blue and peach tones from New Look certainly caught our eye and, at £12.99, is a budget friendly way of updating your wardrobe for SS15.
Designers have used stripes to add a nautical touch to everything from hair accessories to handbags and footwear this season. For the ultimate chic beach ensemble why not team this nautical metallic bandeau bikini from Accessorize Monsoon (top £15, brief £14) with this wide brimmed sun hat, £25 from Phase Eight within Debenhams, Fenwick and John Lewis, both guaranteed to make you feel beach beautiful this summer!
If the thought of wearing bold stripes is a little daunting why not select items that add a striped element to your outfit, without dominating the overall look. For a summery pop of colour with a statement striped trim, look no further than these cute coral pumps from Floozie by Frost French at Debenhams, £25. We're also coveting this aqua blue clutch, £9.99 from New Look.
Finally, if you're on the look out for tailored summer shorts, we've found the perfect pair at Next, £32. Front pleats add an elegant, culotte-like quality to the shorts, which could be dressed up with a cropped jacket or down with a cowl neck t-shirt. Now all you need is a glass of Pimms and summer is complete!
Like our style ? Then don't forget to check out the other parts to the guide:
Week One: Funky Florals
Week Two: Let your Light shine!
Week Four: True Colours