This month we’re starting anew with your capsule wardrobe, ushering in a new purity of style. The stripe is the motif of the season and it’s being big and bold. Designers played around with lines in every size, angle, colour combination and width.
And you can count the stripe as a fashion ally – vertically it will streamline and make you look taller. This skirt from ASOS will do exactly that and its bold monochrome stripe feels fresh and vibrant and perfectly in tune with the stripes of the season.
The A-line shape of the skirt is a key season silhouette and will deftly skim hips and thighs to show off your waist.
Earn your full stripes by wearing head-to-toe (as seen on many a catwalk) or try teaming with a polka dot top and monochrome jacket as we have done this month in your capsule wardrobe. Keeping the colour palette and shape clean adds up to a streamlined look with a bold and dramatic impact and a mastery of this season’s monochrome trend.
A pop of colour like a coral or pink will really amplify your monochrome look. Also try teaming this skirt with Autumn/Winter 2011’s bright blue jumper or colour block blouse or with the black roll neck jumper and Autumn/Winter 2012’s printed tote back for a simple yet chic look. Alternatively team with Spring/Summer 2012’s sport sequin sleeve tee and peep toe mules or with the peplum cardigan.