How to wear stripes: the joyful fashion trend for spring 2022 | Fashion

Paul Smith SS22

For SS22, designers played with different colors, textures and stripe sizes to create impact, from bright and bold stripes at Brandon Maxwell, Emporio Armani and Christian Siriano, to a woven fringed striped dress at Chloé. And you can’t talk about stripes without mentioning Paul Smith (above): multicolored stripes have been at the heart of the brand since the beginning. This season they have been mixed with sunflower prints and contrasted with a palette of sun-bleached lemon and rich terracotta.

Lashana Lynch all-in Stripe at Charles Finch and Chanel 2022 pre-BAFTA party
Lashana Lynch all-in Stripe at Charles Finch and Chanel 2022 pre-Baftas party

Successfully wearing stripes is all in the style. Take a striped piece as a focal point. Shirts are a great place to start: Kitri’s ruffled shirt (1 below) or La Redoute’s long-sleeved version (8 below) are both perfect to wear with denim, wide-leg jeans to the mini-skirt, with thick moccasins.

A wrap-around diagonal strip may be easier to wear. Stine Goya’s Scharla sweater (7 below) in pastel hues is perfect with crisp white wide-leg pants. We Are Thought’s pink and white Breton (£39.95) is a fresh take on the nautical trend, as is Boden’s contrast sleeve in pink and red (£35). Or go all-in like Lashana Lynch (left) in an all-over striped ensemble for maximum thrills. Asos’ yellow and white striped seersucker mini dress with puff sleeves and a high neck (£85) is the perfect summer dress and can be dressed up for an event with gold accessories. Meanwhile, the quickest way to jazz up an outfit is with a colorful striped bag. Oxfam’s spacious shopper (£4.99) and Oklahoma market bags make the supermarket cheerful and will double as beach or picnic bags.

Kitri blue striped shirt fashion trend spring summer 2022

1. Shirt £125,

Clements Ribeiro multicolored striped skirt from the net-a-porter spring-summer 2022 fashion trend

2. Skirt £560, Clements Ribeiro on

French Connection wide trousers with pink and orange side stripe from the John Lewis Spring-Summer 2022 fashion trend

3. Trousers £65, French Connection at

Matchesfashion spring summer 2022 fashion trend Miu Miu hair pom pom with blue striped pearl

4. Bobble hair £225, Miu Miu at matchesfashion. com

Essentiel Antwerp lightweight brown and white striped track jacket spring summer 2022 trend

5. Jacket €160,

Rokh striped colorful crop top from The Outnet's Spring-Summer 2022 fashion trend

6. Crop top £50, Rokh at

Stine Goya pastel brown color purple orange cream striped sweater spring summer 2022 fashion trend

7. Sweater, £230

Trendy striped oxford shirt for women Spring Summer 2022 La Redoute

8. Shirt, £28,

Arket red and white striped socks fashion trend spring summer 2022

9. Socks, £35,

Ganni Striped mesh T-shirt green purple orange spring summer 2022 fashion trend

10. Top, £45, Ganni at

Mint Velvet striped shirt dress spring summer 2022 fashion trend

11. Shirt dress, £119,

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