In the heat of the summer, wearing bright colours in sartorial splendour is perfectly apropos, but add a stripe to the mix, and your personal style is more sublime. There’s an abundance of beach styles and summer accessories in bright stripes, or subtle blue and white stripes—too many to choose from, but here are a few of my favourite styles.
Go bold on the beach in this Diane von Furstenberg striped kimono, $400, and get bejewelled in glam Vivy shades by Jimmy Choo, $605. Don’t forget to cover up your face in this Sensi Studio, two-tone Cordoves hat, $198, accentuate the positive in this Missoni Mare, V-neck halter swimsuit, $487, then top-off your beach style with a St Tropez straw tote by Kayu, $140.
If you prefer a classic ensemble this Chanel vintage shoulder bag, $3,000, Wiggy Kit cabana striped cotton-blend dress, $234, worn with Dita Eyewear, Narcissus sunglasses, $637, will maintain a more demure mood on the hottest of afternoons. Adorn your toes in a pair of tasselled suede sandals by Aquazzura x Johanna Ortiz, $585, which work well with both outfits.
Accessories – I love this Adam Lippes collaboration with de Gournay, every girl needs a tropical print umbrella for the beach, $125, regardless of rain, look beautifully shaded under this stunner. Clever Edie Parker, offers a Rainbow iPhone 6s/7 case, $45, add colour to your tote with a colour-block leather coin purse, $380, by Loewe, and a bag charm doll by Christian Louboutin, $480.