Taking stripes into Autumn/Winter is all about downplaying the summery nautical associations by working with colour, texture and silhouette. Bold, graphic stripes are on trend with a mix of variations on the classic stripe seen everywhere from Sass & Bide's embellished oversize coat to Joseph's grey wrap skirt through to the textural mini at Sonia Rykiel.
To update your wardrobe for the cooler months choose a horizontal stripe in a dark navy or grey contrast and look for either a very fine subtle line or a thick, unsymmetrical stripe. Go for dark or neutral accessories and bold hardwear details. The stripe knit is a wardrobe classic but as we farewell Summer, look for something more adventurous like a playsuit, an origami skirt or wide leg pants and pair back with textural pieces such as faux fur or mohair.
This Playsuit is from Princess Polly (loving the Afterpay option, with the choice to pay off your items over 6-8 weeks). The hat is Sportsgirl, the rings are vintage and the necklace is one of my most special pieces of jewellery - a turquoise pendent silver chain given to my by my sister which she found traveling through Mexico.
Adding an unexpected winter piece such as this shaggy faux fur vest from General Pants takes the playsuit into trans-seasonal territory and gives an edge to what would otherwise be considered a summer wardrobe item.
I love an oversize Clutch to add drama and these fringe ankle boots from Zara have been a wardrobe staple since I bought them 2 years ago, they get worn probably more than any other shoe in my wardrobe. A good ankle boot is one of the best wardrobe investments you can make. I'm also a loyal fan of the ear cuff, I like the simple, soft silver variations that curve around the ear and are comfortable enough to wear everyday.
Top 6 Trans-Seasonal Stripe Pieces
My picks for the season are this DKNY jumper - wearable, chic, simple and the perfect shade of Navy. I've got my eye on this Sass & Bide oversize coat, it references the bomber jacket trend but in a more relaxed and long line style. I adore this Joseph wrap skirt for the unexpected shape and structural design. J-Crew are always on the money and these heels are a wearable and on trend heel. Sonia Rykiel have a range of stripe options, this woven mini is structured enough for the cooler months and a perfect core piece to team with over the knee boots. Lastly Witchery blend their famous white shirting with the classic stripe in this tailored and interesting design, which is a great layering piece to pair back with a long sleeve basic.