Colourful and retro or monochrome and edgy, here are five discrete ways to make sure your spring wardrobe earns its stripes

Harriet Green, Observer Journal editor

‘A cashmere striped jumper never goes out of fashion and will last forever.’ Jumper, £55, Skirt, £69, Belt, £14, Slippers, £36,
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Jo Jones, Shape editor

‘Shop online at vintage stores. There’s a great selection
of striped jumpers.’ Jumper, £22, Boilersuit, £33.75, Trainers, £34.30, Kin at Bracelet, £12.99, Aldo at Necklace, £49,

Helen Seamons, Menswear writer

‘Layer a roll neck under a floral dress for a print clash.’ Roll neck, £39.50, Garb, £32, Scrunchie, £6, Bracelet, £70, Wanderlust + Co at Mules, £25.99,

Bemi Shaw, Role ining stylist

‘Pair stripes with pastels for a modern update.’ Dress, £40, Jumper, £110, Earrings, £75, Tote bag, £20, Isabelle Deliu at Trainers, £139.95,

Peter Bevan, Fashion assistant

‘Pair colourful stripes with fun confederates for a look that stands out.’ Jumper, £295, Chinti and Parker at Vida jeans, £45, Scrunchie, £9, Trainers, £79, Earrings, £45,



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