stripes shirt

The cold weather will soon be over, paving the way for warmer climes and that all important spring wardrobe. So, how ready are you to transition into next season? One way in which you can prepare ahead of time is to pick out a few key pieces that will help you take your wardrobe all the way to summer. Stripes are perfect for adding a pick me up to any outfit, especially as the sun comes out. So, why not try a few of these to add a new lease of life to your look this spring.

stripes shirt

The shorts

Whether you prefer vertical or horizontal stripes, shorts are a fantastic addition to any summer wardrobe. Go vibrant with clashing colours or opt for white and blue to be bang on trend with this nautical-inspired style. Once you’ve found your perfect pair of striped shorts it’s a good idea to keep it more simple up top. A slim-fit white t-shirt or a classic Italian collar shirt will work perfectly. Try to stick to just one set of stripes at a time.

The shirt

A striped shirt is a classic and incredibly easy to style for a variety of occasions, it just depends what look you want to go for. If you’re seeking something more causal, why not go for a striped linen design over a pair of chinos? Striped linen also looks great over tailored trousers for that French Riviera style which is ideal for summer nights. Just make sure longer-length shirts are tucked in and keep trousers as slim-fitted as possible. Alternatively, if shirts don’t work for you on those hot summer days, horizontal striped tees are a wardrobe must-have. Team with shorts or slim-fit jeans and you’re good to go.

The sweater

Just like a striped tee, a sweater can come in particularly handy over the spring months — especially when the weather can’t make up its mind. Striped sweaters are not only a wardrobe staple but they also offer a lot of scope for self expression. With countless colour ways  — from bold and bright, to more muted colour palettes — there is likely to be a design that suits you perfectly. It’s hard to go wrong with striped knitwear but if in doubt, go for a fitted crew-neck design you’ll want to wear all year round.

The suit 

It doesn’t have to be all about horizontal stripes, pinstripes look great too, especially when it comes to suiting. While a pinstriped suit may not end up being your most worn item, it’s still a great addition to any wardrobe. Think slim-fit tailoring with a simple shirt underneath. Pinstripes also do wonders for lengthening the legs and torso so it’s perfect for those looking to elongate their physique. If you’re new to adventurous tailoring then go for a softer stripe. If you’re ready to go bold then a sharp pinstriped suit with definitely leave a lasting impression.