Forget classic horizontal stripes. This season things are getting a bit more interesting. I love the way high street stores have taken black and white humbug stripes and made them far more exciting with some clever alignment. French Connection have a shawl collar top for £55 which would look lovely with wide slouchy trousers. Topshop have gone for a geometric skirt (£32) which is screaming to be matched with yellow (if you're brave) or blue. Finally, Principles have a slouchy silk top with a diagonal stripe for £45 which would be perfect with jeans or pencil skirts alike.