A bold stripe is timeless, but this season designers have embraced stripes with a new fervour. At Tommy Hilfiger stripes are mixed with crochet, at Dolce & Gabbana there’s a nightshirt feel about them, while Joseph embraces businesslike monochrome. Add simple accessories and let the print do all the work, whether you’re on the beach or in the office.
No matter what your body shape, the collarbone and shoulders are one of the most beautiful parts of a woman’s body, so if there’s one item you should invest in this season, it’s something off-the-shoulder. Look at at a crisp cotton top to give your everyday jeans an instant lift and simply add a pair of heels to make it evening-appropriate. There are plenty of dresses around too that will make summer evening dressing completely effortless. For all of these looks, finish by scraping your hair back and adding oversized earrings.