Workwear stripes for Summer 2016

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  • It's time to get linear with this season's twist on a classic look

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    Stripes may be an office staple but they’re also one of the summer’s hottest trends. From bold asymmetric to classic horizontal, nautical navy-and-white to striking rainbow hues, it’s time to re-write the office rules.

    So, how do you style your stripes? Don’t be afraid to experiment. Clash your lines, add some ruffles, or step out in a pair of striking linear flats to switch it up.

    Miriam Stripe Midi Skirt

    Miriam Stripe Midi Skirt, £150, Whistles.com

    For a versatile summer piece, try a flattering midi skirt to take you from desk to dinner. Dress with a statement pair of heels and tuck a simple top into the waistline for a sophisticated silhouette.

    Looking for simplicity? This cotton dress with its multidirectional monochrome stripes and softly gathered waist has a smart, relaxed feel. Wear it with worky shoes, a sharp geometric necklace and and a lightweight jacket when you need to look businesslike and swap them for trainers and a denim for a chilled post-work off-duty look.

    Ahoy Stripe Midi Dress

    Ahoy Stripe Midi Dress, £65, OliverBonas.com

    It’s summer, so switch your classic block colour shift for a vibrant striped dress. Keep it simple with a block heel and a pair of retro sunglasses for a striking outfit update with minimal effort. Or, transform the look further with a little ear candy – colourful statement earrings are a real game-changer.

    Fine knit dress

    Fine knit dress, £24.99, H&M.com

    Help your new summer-stylish wardrobe go the distance and give your favourite items a new lease of life with the stunning fragrances for Bold & Lenor. The new Limited Collection embraces top designer Giles Deacon’s fun approach to fashion with beautiful products designed to add that extra layer of scent to your outfits. Choose from Diamond & Lotus Flower, Peony & Cherry Blossom or Amethyst & Floral Bouquet.

    The Giles Deacon for Bold & Lenor Limited Edition Collection is available nationwide.

    Prices may vary and items are subject to availability due to summer sales.

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