Late summer stripes

Late summer stripes


I’ve come up with a genius plan to rid the onset of the winter blues which seem to be setting in due to this dull weather we are experiencing this August. My foolproof plan is all to do with throwing on bright colours and, in particular, stripey bright colours. I think it’s something to do with imagining I’m actually wearing a deck chair and by association the sun might shine. Whatever my addled stylist brain process, I’m quickly becoming a fan of late summer stripes.


I first spotted this Karen Millen dress on a lady attending the recent Masterpiece London art event – read that post hereWhat with yellow being one of my fave colours and all, I figured I would definitely make use of it sometime this summer. So last week I took it out for a spin when we headed up to dinner at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club in the members dining room with some friends of ours. 

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As the members area of Wimbledon is super smart, I rolled out my trusty Hermes Birkin bag along with my new Chanel J12 watch and popped my comfy Rupert Sanderson Kibo wedges on for good measure as we’d been promised a backstage tour… more on that later…

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Late summer stripes… how to wear them

To figure out how to wear your summer stripes, you need to adhere to a couple of easy fashion pattern rules. First up pick a stripe which doesn’t swamp your proportions. If you’re on the short size like me, then opt for a smaller or thinner stripe combo, but if you are blessed with being more statuesque you can snap up a bolder print.

You might also want to start small with an accessory if the thought of working stripes is a little too daunting.

Although the stores are now being inundated with more wintery items, you can still find the odd bright and bold striped item out there – here is a pile of my current faves.

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P.s. We’ve been nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Awards under the best fashion inspired blog category – would love your vote if you have a spare mo… simply click the vote button below…

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