Despite the fact I STILL have no physical wardrobe and have lived out of a suitcase for most of March I am building my spring capsule closet.

Even though I own about ten striped tops already a few more have jumped into my online basket, including the one I’m wearing above from Zara. I’m a big fan of the subtle back detailing captured in this image by my friend Lisa when I was hanging out with her little boy Louis in my garden recently. Not intent on having one nautical style top I also snapped up a waffle sweatshirt from La Redoute recently. Once I’ve also found the perfect flattering boyfriend jeans then I’ll be all set for some casual jaunts. On the other hand perhaps I need a bardot off-the-shoulder style too?


Beyond the usual long sleeve stripe I’ve also been eying up a striped vest though sadly I’m returning my recent Topshop purchase as it exposes a bit too much of my lily-white flesh. If I could wear fake tan I’d definitely keep it though.

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I wore a casual shirt i bought from H&M last year to death as it was so comfy to throw on with jeans or dress up with a leather skirt. Matalan have a similar one for £12. Twelve english pounds, what a bargain. A few others below also worth taking a look at.

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Frocks and Skirts

I had a ‘paperbag’ skirt from Zara last year similar to the Oasis number below. It doesn’t fit anymore unfortunately so I absolutely have to have a replacement… And then there’s the dresses. This Asos shirt dress with a delicate frill is utterly adorable.

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Knitwear and Long-sleeves

It was lovely to see the sun in Northamptonshire yesterday but blimey it’s still chilly at night isn’t it? A bit of striped knitwear is in order or of course a long-sleeved breton top.

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That’s your lot folks, and what a whole heap of eye-candy there was. I apologise if you spend your lunch hour doing a spot of online shopping. Do let me know your favourite stripey buys and how you wear them.