Stripes are iconic, chic and timeless.

Stripes (like metallics in my closet) are a neutral and I love mixing and mashing them with with florals, metallics, leopard, camo and spots or just pairing everything down with simple Breton Marinière and jeans.

Stripes on the runway

Since AW/14 the 60s, 70s vibes that have been influencing the runway looks, have meant that stripes in SS15 have a whole new flavour. It never ceases to amaze me how designers can continue to take the same pattern through dizzying new variations. Love it!

Pinstripes, varsity, zig zags, pastels, bright colour block stripes, candy stripes, spots & florals mashup or just a new take on the minimalist nautical stripe, everyone’s at it.

There is not a famous face dead or alive who has not been photographed in stripes – don’t believe me ?

Check out my Stars in Stripes Pinterest board for awesome stripe inspiration from the likes of  Jean Seberg, Babs and many many more ..






The new spin on Nautical & Varsity – Altuzarra & Preen SS15.












In SS/15, designers such as Dries van Noten, Chloé and Thakoon and (below) all caught my personal eye with their twist on the new stripe, (especially loving fringe & stripes from Thakoon) but it is the streets of Paris, NY, London, Milan and beyond that have been awash with inspiring striped outfits for me and my clients.




Spotted: Stripes on the street 2015












How to Shop the New Stripe Trend. 

There are heaps of basic and classic stripes out there – and they are wardrobe staples, but what you are looking for to give your stripes that 2015 update is vertical, multicoloured, pastels or candy-stripe, multiple pinstripes, floral & spot clashes, varsity V neck/ zig zag shapes.

Do what stylists & personal shoppers like me do and type in specific key words like  “bold stripe”  into websites to cut down your on the ground shopping time instore.

No budget ? – enjoy the straight from the runway looks when they land at Matches Fashion, FarFetch, The Outnet and (Net a Porterupdate:  who just posted on stripes today 16 Feb – catch up guys ;)  Ed)

Realistic budget ? More 2015 stripe options will eventually trickle down into the other Australian high street options (Asos especially) but these are my 3 favourites at the moment under $300 AUD.

Australian designers Maurie and Eve have created a great new way to play with basic nautical stripes. 100% linen and great value at $199. Buy here  so so easy to wear.



Love this piece from River Island  just $116 and so versatile for everyday.




Vintage Frocks of Fancy- Etsy 
50s Cotton Stripe Dress $157 AUD 

Love Vintage as a fast track to the trend.




How I am wearing the Stripes in 2015. 





#wiwt – love a stripe ! 

Vintage 70s striped maxi split kaftan – Bought in 2003 – at Glebe Markets Surry Hills, worn with Rubi 2 for $20 sunglasses and Revlon Colorburst matt in Unapologetic. Patent clogs Novo (last season)

Images: Pinterest,, harperzbazaar, zimbio.


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There are over 199 outfit inspiration & pieces to buy on my Pinterest How to Wear Stripes 2015 .



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