Pocket stylist

Tame this sea­son’s hottest print and stay ahead of the pack. By Caro­line Leaper

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Ze­bra print earns its stripes

There is an In­sta­gram ac­count called Barry’s Ban­ter Bus, which I would rec­om­mend fol­low­ing purely for its reg­u­lar an­i­mal-re­lated memes. A re­cent post in­cluded a video of two men dressed in ze­braprint suits, who went into a sa­fari park and, ul­ti­mately, at­tracted the lions. You prob­a­bly need to see it to get why it’s funny, but still, it made an im­por­tant point to me about one of this sea­son’s must-wear prints: too much ze­bra print leads to fash­ion overkill.

On the cat­walks, it made a come­back via cult New York la­bel Khait, which of­fered ze­bra as a chic al­ter­na­tive to ubiq­ui­tous leop­ard. Its mono­chrome colour­ing feels sleek and so­phis­ti­cated with an other­wise min­i­mal out­fit. There’s no need for fuss else­where if you’re choos­ing this busy print in a state­ment piece. Look for fun it­er­a­tions where the stripes flow in flat­ter­ing di­rec­tions and you’ll find some­thing for ev­ery oc­ca­sion.

Cash­mere jumper, £79, Marks & Spencer (mark­sand­spencer. com). Ze­bra-print skirt, £42, Ware­house (ware­house.co.uk). Pointed shoes, £26, Top­shop (top­shop.com). Ze­bra-print bag, £99, John Lewis & Part­ners (john­lewis.com) Caro­line wears

ADAP TATION To get more wear out of it at the week­end, this skirt length looks just as good with train­ers. Sneak­ers, £60, Tre­torn (tre­torn.com)

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