A spring wardrobe is all about transitional fashion. Trench coats and leather jackets over summery dresses and bare legs. As soon as the calendar hits March, autumn styles blend with high summer pieces in the best way possible. For example, stripes and knits, which is where newly-turned e-tailer Style.com combines with the ultimate tongue-in-cheek Parisian fashion house Sonia Rykiel on a 13-piece capsule collection that is a fun, updated take on springtime classics.

Sonia Rykiel Rykiel Forever Jumper Dress

The outcome is a set of highly desirable pieces – all of which we need in our wardrobe. A high-neck knitted skater dress will look great with a pair of patent red pointy flats à la Dorothy of Oz, while the cloudy pink cape/jumper/scarf hybrid adds a bit of childhood romance to a simple black outfit. Yes, it might be a bit of a cliché but in these stripy knits, we see ourselves walking around the streets of London, humming the theme from Amélie. Nothing beats a bit French fantasy.

The Sonia Rykiel x Style.com collection is available from style.com and soniarykiel.com, with prices starting at £290.

Text by Dino Bonacic