YES YOU CAN: Work a playful knit

YOU’s fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how to style a brightly-coloured knit.

From Neapolitan ice cream stripes to smiley faces and delicate designs, the high street has upped the ante with its fun and quirky new-season knits. Whether layering with jeans at the weekend or adding a pop of joy to workwear, look out for sleeveless vests, slouchy cardigans and pretty crochet designs.

ACE PREPPY STYLE WITH AN OVERSIZED WAISTCOAT. VEST, £165, SHIRT, £120, AND SKIRT, £135, ALL GANT.CO.UK

LAYER A STRIPED TANK OVER A WHITE BLOUSE. VEST, £85, SHIRT, £99, JEANS, £89, ALL NRBYCLOTHING.COM

A CROCHET CARDIE IS THE PERFECT PIECE TO DRESS UP OR DOWN. CARDIGAN,£185, SHIRT, £150, JEANS, £180, ALL WYSELONDON.COM

TRY AN UP BEAT LOGO

A lighthearted slogan or motif is guaranteed to lift your spirits

Jumper, £195, chintiandparker.com

Shorts, £115, Iris & Ink, theoutnet.com

Bag, £28, next.co.uk

Sandals, £65, adidas.co.uk

Necklace, £49, kurtgeiger.com

GO FOR CROCHET

Team a pop of pastel with a ruffled skirt for a chic spin on eveningwear

Jumper, £29.50, Per Una, marksandspencer.com

Skirt, £99, hush-uk.com

Shoes, £229, lkbennett.com

Necklace, £229, aniahaie.com

Bag, £139, mintvelvet.co.uk

STYLE OUT STRIPES

Balance bold colours with neutral summer whites and a hint of shimmer

Cardigan, £79, Olivia Rubin x Label, next.co.uk

T-shirt, £9, johnlewis.com

Trousers, £165, Iris & Ink, theoutnet.com

Bag, £650, aspinaloflondon.com

Earrings, £75, missoma.com

Sandals, £25.99, reserved.com