Stripes: The trend that never goes out of fashion

If I ever have to write a bio or anything cringey ‘about me’ I always end up putting ‘stripe-addict’ or ‘always wearing a stripey top’! Kind of cringe but also kind of true. Stripes have that life-long coolness that comes from Parisian chic and I love them. They make outfits instantly Pinterest-worthy and they generally make you look put together af even when you don’t feel it.

But, there are many, many, many different types of stripes and I feel like we need to assess this with a little style session and six striped items that your wardrobe needs. Log into your UNiDAYS account, grab your card (unless it’s obv stored on your laptop) and let’s get to it.

Breton babes

The classic, the French twist on stripes and my entry into stripes all those years ago. First up is Jack Wills, the ultimate preppy brand who really have nailed the cut of their gorgeous striped tops. The Willoughby Classic Breton Top in blue and red stripe on white is super relaxed in fit but is stylish whilst being effortless. It would look awesome with whatever jeans are your fave and everything from Converse to loafers. Whack on a blazer or leather jacket too. Perfection!

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For a modern take on the Breton-style stripe you can always count on ASOS and their increds year-round 10% discount. Yas. I’m loving their crop stripe t-shirt with the rib effect, it looks awesome paired with their chino trousers as they’ve styled it and would also look super cute with high waisted straight leg jeans.

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Sporty stripes

The 90s are back and it is all about that sporty, relaxed style and looking like you’re basically too cool to give af. Think Dua Lipa, Rita Ora and Louisa Johnson for your style icons here because they have got this look nailed.

Want their look for less? Grab that UNiDAYS discount and head to Boohoo and ASOS! Check out the gorgeous Ella Sports Side Stripe Crepe Leggings - pair with a baggy sweatshirt for lecture chills or a crop top and heels for a night out and you’re set.

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And ASOS, I hear you cry? What do they have to offer? These absolutely killer Easy Peg Trousers with Animal Side Stripe that I am all about. Adidas Superstars and a chunky black knit with these and you’ve got an Insta-worthy outfit that Miss Ora would 100% rock.

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The new wave

When it comes to stripes they don’t just have to go one way. Mix it up, go a little crazy and head to Topshop to check out these beautiful tops.

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These are the perfect way to incorporate the eternally cool stripe trend into your everyday looks. Both the Stripe tuck waist blouse and the High neck bold stripe blouse paired with skinny jeans and your fave black boots will take you from lecture to bar with just the addition of a slick of bright lipstick.

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Pair ‘em with mom jeans and Converse for a relaxed look or plain trousers and court shoes for a jazzy but smart interview outfit. And, obv Topshop has always got your back with their 10% discount. Get shopping!

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