The rainbow trend exploded in 2016 and has never really left our fashion radar since. Multi-coloured stripes pack a powerful punch and many high-end designers are taking on the bold hue – including Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, and of course, Gucci. British designer Ashish arguably took the trend mainstream with his abundance of heavily embellished sparkly pieces in a plethora of shades that numerous celebrities have sported. Colourful stripes not only make a statement but they also instantly jazz up any ensemble, meaning you can let the rest of your outfit have a day off! By adding a rainbow top, bag or heels, you are injecting a hunt of colour without looking like Joseph and his amazing technicolour dream coat. We have rounded up our favourite collection of colourful striped pieces that will brighten up your wardrobe in a flash.
Needle & Thread's famous rainbow skirt from SS18 was worn by everyone from Rosie Fortescue to Rita Ora, and we were obsessed with the tulle, the mish-mash of pastel tones and of course, the sparkly petals. Now it's had a fab new update for AW18 – returning in autumnal, rainbow-style cherry shades. Fitted at the waist with the ribbon band and draped detail, it's an amazing party piece that you need in your life.
Skirt, £225, Needle & Thread
We've already expressed our love for the Kurt Geiger rainbow Kensington bag on many occasions - we love the fact it's now available in a teeny tiny version, as well as a funky backpack. But you may be excited to discover those clever designers at the brand have dreamed up a pair of trainers to match. The Lane Rainbow's have the same signature stripe on the side and would give a bold flash to any outfit.
£129, Kurt Geiger
This stunning jacket featured in Gucci's Roman Rhapsody campaign and we haven't stopped thinking about it. The collarless cut and boxy fit make it a great addition to your wardrobe – it would pep up jeans and instantly make a statement, no matter where you wore it. Worn by Sofia Mattioli, it has the iconic 'GG' logo and of course, the technicolor stripes.
We don't want to mention the C word too soon – but if you are already planning your festive party outfit, head to Topshop NOW. The Rainbow Sequin jumpsuit so jazzy, you could leave all your accessories at home and just shine girl!
Burberry's rainbow update was all over Christopher Bailey's last show and this fluttery wool and silk blended scarf from the new collection features a tie-dye overlay that packs the most powerful punch. We are so over the rainbow about it…
If you are in the running for a new bag and want something a little bit extra, Warehouse have just the thing. The Rainbow Leather Shopper is a generously-sized piece of arm candy that would fit all your essentials – including your laptop. Plus, the muted rainbow tones have a distinctively autumnal vibe.
Rainbow cashmere. Can you think of a better partnering? This sumptuously soft, crew-necked jumper is perfect for all those crisp and cool days – and we love the chic lightning bolt flash on the front. Team with your favorite skinny's, grab a pumpkin spice latte to go, and you're ready to roll.
£209, Cocoa Cashmere
We challenge you to look and these shoes and NOT smile. Who wouldn’t coo over rainbow stacked heel? We love the bold mix of bright tones – they are fabulously fun and would amazing teamed with a black tuxedo dress – just let your shoes do the talking.
Have you ever seen anything as adorable as this little guy? Made from the softest cashmere, he is emblazoned with Burberry's iconic check with a splash of rainbow for good measure! Clip on to your tote for instant cuteness.
£110, Burberry @ Flannels
This bra is almost too good to be kept under wraps! The smooth cut of push-up separate is form-fitting and comfortable, and the pastel rainbow back gives it a cheerful finish. It would be great to rock underneath a sheer blouse.
£35, Victoria's Secret
We love this close-fitting knit by Topshop's Boutique range. The knitted design is so easy on the eye and we are totally coveting the flattering crew neckline. This would carry you from winter to spring, and would work particularly well with a pair of high-waisted tailored trousers and backless loafers.
Sara Battaglia's signature rainbow bags are all over our Instagram feeds – and now the colourful hue is on her clothing too! This stunning striped leather jacket comes complete with contrasting black collar and cuffs, and boasts a fabulous boxy fit. It's the perfect dinner-to-dancefloor kind of item.
£2,865, Sara Battaglia
There is nothing more fun than a fresh pair of Christian Louboutin's and these wavy wonders would transform any outfit. The eye-catching curved panels feature red, pink, blue and gold and work well into the almond toe and of course, contrast perfectly with the iconic red sole. These statement stamps would work a treat with skinny jeans when you are heading out for a cocktail or two.
£995, Christian Louboutin
Mary Katrantzou's Sigma striped skirt is eccentric and 'out there', whilst still looking totally on point. Part of the unique designers Resort '18 collection, the skirt finishes just above the knee and is made in a sumptuous wool blend. Team with a close-fitting roll-neck, plus classic court shoes, and we guarantee everyone will want to know where your outfit is from…