Simple striped tops and tees are a fabulous modern classic, and for some a wardrobe essential. This post though, was inspired by my own NOT so simple striped shirt that I’ve loved wearing with white jeans and a citron support act this Summer. Here are the exact components of the outfit, creating a pattern-mixed effect with new lemon mules. 

If neutrals and blue denim are more your thing, check out the renditions below for inspiration. Shop your closet and come up with a new way to wear your snazzy stripes.

1. Stripes, Patches & Slides

Combine a striped exuberant sleeve top with patched jeans and slides or mules. Distressed or black jeans will work as well. Love this look with flats, and how the black footwear bookends the model’s hair, and picks up the black in the stripe.

Eloquii Tiered Ruffle Sleeve Top

2. Billowing Stripes & Flounce

The most maximal and romantic look of the four. Combine a billowing striped blouse with flared crops or full-length bootcuts and bell-bottoms. Semi-tuck the top for structure, or leave it untucked. Finish off the look with shiny shoes. The Tomboy vibe of the silver oxford creates an interesting juxtaposition with the dandy volume of the rest of the outfit.

Rachel Roy Off the Shoulder Top

3. Belted Stripes & Pattern Mix

This one is for Team Mega Structure. Create waist definition by belting a striped untucked shirt. Combine that with a pair of straight or skinny jeans. Complete the look with snakeskin or leopard footwear. Pattern mixing packs a punch, and stripes work with most patterns.

Eloquii Dramatic Puff Sleeve Top

4. Diagonal & Tuxedo Stripes

Double up the stripe by wearing a striped top with tuxedo stripe jeans. Finish off the look with heels or flats. I like the visual drama of the striped tunic, and that it matches the stripe on the jeans. Tops with diagonal stripes create magically flattering and interesting lines on the body. Don’t shy away from diagonal stripes!

Eloquii Striped Top with Asymmetrical Hem

Feel free to combine maximal striped tops with pants, or even a fitted straight midi skirt. Finish off the looks with jewellery, eyewear, watch and headgear as desired.