Jump back to LFW in September last year where the Mulberry catwalk brought us ruffles and school-like stripes (and lashings of them). The iconic fashion power-house predicted both these trends would be huge for Spring 2017.
Taking inspiration from the classroom, these collegiate stripes dominated the catwalks and navy, burgundy and mustard hues stood out.
Mulberry’s Creative Director Johnny Coca’s made uniform stripes cool again and consequently the brand became one of the most memorable shows of LFW.
The show also set the tone for the power-dressing trend that has emerged this year amongst other fashion brands, like Victoria Beckham’s NYFW show in February, which saw a return of oversized blazers and a focus on tailored clothing.
Now, as we transition into the warmer months of 2017, it’s clear Mulberry has certainly got one thing right…ruffles and stripes are everywhere – especially on the great British high street.
However, one high street retailer has stood out above the rest, with an affordable collection that rivals Mulberry’s school blazer stripes. That brilliant brand is none other than M&S.
Astonishingly, many of their products were on the shop floors before the LFW catwalk shows last September, so M&S were ahead of the game on this trend, before some of the biggest names in the fashion world!
If you’re looking to embrace this unique trend this season, you still can. Not to mention you can do it at a fraction of the high-end price tag, as M&S still have many of these stunning items in stock.
The high street retailer boasts a selection of beautiful pieces, from tone-toned striped shirts to a striped ruffle dress that looks the spitting image of the one that walked down the Mulberry catwalks. So you can indulge in this chic uniform look guilt-free and save your pennies for your next fashion splurge.
Here are 3 of our favourite M&S buys, but make sure you snap them up quick because (like any designer dupe) we’re pretty certain they won’t be around for much longer…
Ruffle Stripeed Shift Dress, £26.00, M&S
BUY NOW from M&S for £26.00
Striped Long Sleeve Shirt, £22.00, M&S
Striped One Pocket Shirt, £23.00, M&S