I wasn't too sure at first - part-office pinstripe, part-deckchair upholstery? But you know me - I may knock something, but I'll always (eventually) try it. And, quelle surprise, it's already become my favourite spring staple.
Look OneWhite pencil skirt = the no-brainer "dress-it-up" option, but lace skater flats (a.k.a the latest contender for best summer shoe idea ever) give the look a casual (and comfortable!) vibe.
Top: Primark, Skirt: Boohoo (Past Season), Shoes: Tu at Sainsbury's
Blue and white stripes + tan? Not a combination I'd have thought to put together if I hadn't been inspired by a shrewd street styler, but something about it just seems to work!
Blouse: As Above, Skirt: Marks & Spencer (Past Season), Shoes: Topshop
For more bright (striped) ideas, check out my latest article for Yahoo! Style.