37 Ways To Rock Stripes

Stripes never go out of style. Here’s how to earn yours across fashion and interiors.

Horizontal, vertical, fat or pin: there is something irresistibly fresh about a stripe, which must be why they never go out of fashion. In our books, the chunkier the better. They are utterly timeless and effortlessly stylish. We’ve rounded up a bumper crop of stripes, both for the home and your wardrobe. And on the latter point, a word of advice: do not on any account listen to any nonsense about stripes being unbecoming; on the contrary, they can be exceptionally flattering indeed.

And if you’re wondering what to wear with stripes, we say, anything goes. To make a fashion-forward statement, go for clashing horizontals and verticals in a variety of widths; for a striking look, plump for classic nautical stripes pared with a bold block colour (hot pink works well here); or if you want to make your stripes the focus of your outfit, we’re all for shining as bright as you fancy. Meanwhile, in the home, they’re best used sparingly as fresh details, whether on bed linen or accessories to avoid becoming overpowering.

And finally, when it comes to hitting the beach, it’s stripes all the way, in the boldest colours you can find, naturally. Mine our edit for some ideas to take away.

By Lucy Abletshauser
July 2020


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Rose Ivory Stripe Tablecloth, from £42

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Rose Carmine, Crocheted Cotton Sweater, £506.28

Dock & Bay

Cancun Green Towel, £30

New Look

Black Stripe Rope Sliders, £23.99


Isabel Marant Darwen Handbag, £140


Les Ottomans Ceramic Candle Holder, £200

King Of Cotton

Large Stripe Pool Towel, £15.50


Beach Bats, £25

Zara Home

Orange Stripe Vase, £29.99

With Nothing Underneath

Poplin Stripe Shirt, £85

Tooka Home

Yellow and White Planter, £120

Jonathan Adler

CBD Stripe Cannister, £88


Stripe Crossbody Bag, £890


Striped Hat, £55

Net A Porter

Solid & Striped Swimsuit, NOW £97.30


Saint Laurent Stripe Sunglasses, £230


Teracotta Striped Jug, £39

Mira Mikati

Glitter Stripe Trainers, £280

Pink City Prints

Peach Madrid Dress, £170


Striped Lampshade, £75


Blue And White Prairie Skirt, NOW £147


Casa Cubista Serving Bowls, Set of 2, £50.49

John Lewis

De’Longhi Toaster, £74.99

Seasons Green

Double Oven Gloves, £19.99


A By Amara, Stripe Bookends, £70


Stripe Espadrilles, £12

Conran Shop

Waste Paper Bin, NOW £29.26

Conran Shop

Stripe Mug, £15

Not On The High Street

Striped Candles, £20


Tribeca Rug, NOW £102

Marks & Spencer

Stripe Cashmere Jumper, £99


Tartine Et Chocolat Stripe Flutter Dress, NOW £40.01

Secret Linen

Ticking Stripe Bed Linen, from £12


Vilagallo, Stripe Jacket, NOW £74.50

People Tree

Luella Stripe Dress, £95

Matches Fashion

Rue De Verneuil Striped Canvas Tote Bag, £160


Silky Striped PJ Set, £140

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.