It may be safe, but a classic Breton stripe always looks chic in summer.
Keep it fresh and simple in the style of Ralph Lauren, or inject your own personality (we love how Natalie Joos, above, has given her stripes a flamenco-style twist) by mixing and matching the width and direction of your stripes, marrying star motifs with dolphin and seagull prints, and accessorising with raffia and rope detailing. Classic red is the standard shot of colour for this nautical style, but orange and yellow look fresher and less predictable. Parachute silks will elevate this look beyond hokey seaside chic, while adding elements in cashmere suggest the ultimate in maritime glamour and luxury, a bit like wearing winter white. Lightweight trench coats sit really well with this look for the office. Undercover has a removable sleeved, silk-mix trench coat, which is perfect for the temperamental Irish weather (at matchesfashion.com), although it does come in at a hefty €2,867 … but it is two coats in one.
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Max Mara S16
Ralph Lauren S16
Max Mara S16
Style it with…
…a dose of navy denim to add texture, without disturbing the iconic colour palette. Frayed denim is this season’s fashion favourite.Try H&M and River Island.