Sometimes it can be hard to stand out from the crowd and create a bold impact with your attire, especially in the weather we’ve had recently. These rainy and windy days can leave you feeling miserable and your wardrobe looking all doom and gloom too. All this ‘New Year New You’ chat is enough to make anyone want to hibernate for the rest of the year. But fear no more my little fashionista, as I am here to help. This year we are kicking off January with stripes. Now when I say stripes, I’m not talking your cliché French sailor attire, no. I’m talking classic, chic stripes.
Did you know you could still wear skirts in January? It is a fact. Just don’t misinterpret what I just said, you can wear a skirt, but wear them safely and in a presentable manner. No one wants to see any ladies wandering about the streets in a mini skirt with those pale legs out as white as the snow, no; tights in January are essential. H&M present the cutest striped skirts this season, from as little as £5.99! These skirts come in black with white stripes in either a short jersey skirt or a pencil skirt. You can dress these skirts either up or down. Team your skirt with a roll-neck jumper and a pair of Chelsea boots (and tights) if you’re off to uni, or for a night out in the town – a pair of black heels, a white cami top and some statement jewelry!
Alexa Chung is the queen of stripes. I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t look like model and ex-girlfriend of Alex Turner, Alexa Chung. But you don’t have to look like her to pull this look off! (Although let’s be honest we all wish we did look like her!) Alexa is forever seen wearing striped cotton tops but looking utterly fabulous. She illustrates that simple clothing can be enhanced depending on what you team it with, dungarees, high-waisted shorts, jeans, denim skirts all compliment stripes so give it a go! Zara offer a wide range of striped attire; long sleeve t-shirts from only £3.99! So you took can strut down the street feeling like Miss Chung!
Striped dresses are so easy-to-wear and when the days are long and cold at this time of the year that is all you want from your clothes. Topshop are offering striped dresses in a number of contrasting styles from knitted swing dresses, to ribbed tunics to jersey sweat dresses. Don’t forget to bring your student card when entering the Holy doors of Topshop and get yourself 10% off your stripy attire! Finish off this look with a split back duster coat and a pair of black pointed flats.