My Style: Updating those stripes with the new tablecloth check

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CREDITS: ‘Carrie’ coat, Boden | Top, H&M (not online, but similar here) | Cedar shopper, Whistles | Black jeans, Levis

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of a great striped top is never in want of a outfit.

They go with everything: layered, focal point, embellished, loose, fitted, short sleeved, long sleeved, folded back sleeves. You name it, I probably own a stripy version of it. I know I’m not alone there either, so don’t judge.

Recently though, I spotted a great shopper online at Whistles – in my favourite navy and white, but in a bold, tablecloth check print rather than a stripe.

Now I am not in need of a bag, but a fabric shopper style like this one would work – I thought – brilliantly when I’m dashing around.

It means I can add all the essentials into a smaller, across-the-body bag while putting shopping / magazine / book / camera into the shopper. Added to that, I lost a favourite fabric bag in the move (no IDEA where it went), plus this new style meant it would add a jolt of pattern to a plain navy coat as well as being a brilliant print clash opportunity with my stripes.

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There’s nothing small and whimsical about this print though. This is a chunky mama of a trend that packs a punch style-wise. You’re not going to lose this bag, let’s put it that way.

Whistles is definitely the place if you want the high-energy-in-yer-face tablecloth print, while The Outnet are selling some of the collection by Oscar De La Renta at discounted rate.

It’s a lovely, fresh pattern that will see you right through until the end of Summer, mixed with faded denims, white broderie anglaise lace blouses and tan sandals. Or is that just me?

Here are some of my current favourites – click on the links to shop.

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