Patterns and prints are always around, but clashing them is huge for spring/summer; mix and match polka dots, florals, stripes, herringbone, checks, tweeds, dogtooth and digital prints and layer up different fabrics for a stylish mash up of contrasting textures. These are two of my favourite Sonia by Sonia Rykiel dresses, which have just cropped up on THE OUTNET. Whether you go down the multicoloured or monochrome route, chic stripes are perfect for day-to-night dressing. The simple shape and three-quarter length sleeves work perfectly with smart ballet pumps for daytime office-ready chic, then make like the Man Repeller and load up your forearms with stacks of clanking bangles and jewellery with some massive heels to hit the town after hours.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel's ivory and navy blue silk-blend cotton dress puts a quirky spin on classic stripes with a clashing polka-dot collar. Wear it on warm afternoons in the city with your favourite shoulder bag and leg-lengthening ankle boots.
In a kaleidoscope of colours, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel's knitted cotton sweater dress is a playful way to work timeless stripes. Team yours with a sleek black clutch and towering ankle boots for the perfect blend between simple and striking.