Yes, stripes are a known animal in most stylish wardrobes, but this season’s line-up brings something fresh and new to the table. From the bold colour-blocks to the pared-back pinstripes, we redefine how to style stripes for summer days – prepare to be won over once again.

1. The Linen Dress

An off-shoulder neckline and waist belt work their subtle magic in balancing the proportions of the striped linen dress. Here, Monsoon have elevated this summer-perfect midi with jute wedges and a chic suede clutch for those sun-drenched social occasions – simply swap to sandals and a beach bag for holiday time.

 

2. The Hanky-Hem Skirt

Linear prints are perfect for mixing bold colours into your holiday wardrobe: cue the hanky-hem maxi skirt. This billowy cut creates a relaxed effect that lends itself to layering over your favourite bikini, and with these strong shades, a light cotton top makes for the perfect neutraliser.

 

3. The Off-Shoulder Top

Striped pieces offer a smooth segue into the rainbow trend – the coolest way to colour this season’s looks. An off-shoulder top unveils a chic peek of skin (it’s no wonder the silhouette is still going strong as a summer favourite) and a pom-pom bag brings a texture twist to the pattern. Monsoon have downplayed them with denim shorts and metallic sliders, the staples of your warm-weather wardrobe.

4. The Button-Down Midi

Looking for a pared-back take on pattern? Pinstripes are all the more subtle, and no less chic. Button-down details make this midi into the season’s key silhouette, and its soft palette works beautifully with a white denim jacket and statement straw bag.

 

 

5. The Wide-Leg Trousers

Take stripes in your stride with a wide-leg trouser, the ultimate office-to-off-duty piece. Paired with a timeless white shirt, this design has maximum impact while at the same time feeling totally effortless. Complement the cropped length with shimmering sandals.