With summer on its way the high street is fast filling up with summer favourites from exotic tropics to floral prints. Take a contemporary approach to the warmer weather and be inspired by summer’s forgotten gems. From deckchair stripes to fruity shades, Whistles latest SS12 drop offers a refreshing take on perennial summer trends.
Initially launching exclusively in Selfridges’ concessions and later in Whistles stores and online, the Block Stripe collection does what Whistles does best – versatile, stylish dressing with a wearable nod to the season’s trends. Whether you’re after chic workwear or a head-turning cocktail dress, the collection comprises feminine nipped in waists and delicate chiffon pleats, mixed with a bold, graphic print and a masculine edge.
The standout piece of the collection has to be the Block Stripe Maxi Dress (£195). Perfect for a summer wedding this 70s inspired maxi offers a top-to-toe high octane look. Keep the rest of your look simple with delicate gold jewellery and tan wedges.
The same vibrant print of zesty tangerine, midnight navy and sweet peach graphic stripes take on an altogether different edge in the Whistles Block Stripe Top (£125). With a masculine oversized shape, this summer shirt will work equally as well with skinny denim or tucked in to the matching midi pleat skirt for a retro print-on-print look. Alternatively keep things simple and pair the Colour Block Skirt (£110) with a plain white tee.
The Whistles Colour Block Collection is available now at Selfridges concessions. The full collection will hit Whistles stand alone stores and online shop next week. Get in there quick as this statement pieces are sure to sell out fast.