Love. Want. Need. The Stripes of Summer
16th April 2012

The Stripes of Summer

AUTHOR The Milk Maid
Nothing sets the scene of my summer quite like a stripe; be it pin, breton, candy or pyjama.

While wishing for spring and day dreaming of summer I've spotted my five favourite stripes of the season.

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From left to right
Since Coco Chanel famously began wearing the standard issue striped t shirt of the French Marines, the timeless lines of the breton top have become a wardrobe staple we've all fallen for. No one more so than ethical label, Chinti and Parker, who demonstrate their love and jazz up the classic stripe with a well placed heart.
T Shirt - Chinti and Parker, £85 - www.net-a-porter.com

Claudia Schiffer took inspiration for her second collection from photographs of Jane Birkin in the 60's. She's modernised the look and created pieces to tick the textured and the stripy box with lines of subtly hued crocheted cotton.
Dress - Claudia Schiffer from Net A Porter, £620 - www.net-a-porter.com

Staying slightly closer to home, Stella McCartney's nostalgic deckchair stripes hark back to British summers by the sea. A pair of tailored shorts will look just as good in the city as at the seaside.
Shorts - Stella McCartney at Browns, £475 - www.brownsfashion.com

Foot lose and hands free, the spirit of summer in a raffia striped across the body bag.
Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs at Matches Fashion, £255 - www.matchesfashion.cm

Abstract Finnish shoe label, Finsk, create the perfect directional sandal. Strap in and onto the stacked cut away heel with stripes of black and tan leather.
Sandals - Finsk at Beach Tomato Beach Shack, £370 - www.thebeachtomatoshack.com