This one is for Team Casual Striped top. The top can be a tee, knitted top, or pullover. Colours can be neutral or non-neutral. Classic striped tops are usually two-toned, high-contrast, and often one of the colours is white. Silhouettes vary.
Striped tops make a graphic and strong statement. On to some very easy outfit formulas that can work in transitional weather.
Combine a striped top with a pair of your favourite blue or white jeans. Add a pair of loafers, oxfords or ballet flats in a colour that works with the outfit. Add a neckerchief or scarf that matches the palette for a bit of fun pattern mixing. I like how the scarf and shoes here make the outfit a little dressier, but in a relaxed way.
Combine a striped top with a pair of chinos in a shade of tan, toffee or olive. Add a blue or white denim jacket and fashion sneakers to your feet. The white sneakers effectively pick up the white of the tee. This striped tee has an interesting V-neck and binding, which is different to the norm. The high-low hemline is interesting too.
3. Dressier Pants
Combine a pair of dressier navy or black pants with a matching striped top. Add a blazer over the top in a bright, pastel, or neutral. White fashion sneakers pick up the white of the tee, creating a sense of outfit cohesion. Add casual or dressy flats if fashion sneakers aren’t your thing. Shoes that match the colour of the topper would look super cute too.
4. Smart Casual
And last, a smart casual version for a cooler day. Combine a pair of dressier jeans with a striped top. I think the tee would have looked better untucked, but tuck by all means if that’s your preference. Add a topper in a Spring tweed, and dressy shoes to complete the look. The animal print creates a fun pattern-mixed effect with the stripes and texture of the jacket. Add jewellery, bag and watch as desired.
I bat for Team Casual Striped Top and can do a version of all these combinations using items from my wardrobe. Navy and white striped tops are a wardrobe essential for my style, although I love red and white stripes too. How about you?