I always have a couple of cute striped t-shirts hanging in my closet because I love the way stripes give casual outfits a sporty, youthful vibe. Lines are also considered classic and neutral because they can be worn with almost everything.
Here are three cute striped spring tees and some popular “now” ways to mix and match them.
1) Stripes with a Bright Pop of Color are Fun
Since stripes are considered a neutral backdrop to an outfit, most of us are used to wearing them with other neutral shades like white, black, or navy. But a newer way to style stripes is to wear them with bright, bold colors. Here’s how to do it.
Start with an all-black base of black cropped pants, chic black shoes, and a black and white striped top. Then toss on a color jacket or sweater like this darling hot-pink jacket and add a colorful bag like this bright blue shoulder purse. The outfit instantly looks dressier and a whole lot more fun. After a long winter, I love the way bright colors give a little lift to this classic look. A black or white tee would also look fine, but the stripes add energy and life.
2) Stripes + A Touch of Leopard Looks Cool
Leopard and stripes? Oh yes, it’s in, and a straightforward way for you to bring a little pizzazz to your basic striped t-shirt. The style recipe follows: Start with white cropped jeans, always a spring and summer favorite, and add this super flattering striped navy and a white t-shirt.
A quilted vest is perfect in early spring when it’s still chilly, and the layering gives the outfit a very sporty look. Next, add a neutral bag and a pair of cute leopard-print shoes. d’Orsay flats up the face by revealing the sides of your feet, and the leopard print adds a touch of excitement.
The reason leopard print works? Like stripes, it’s neutral, which means you can combine it with pretty much everything!
3) Stripes & Florals = Modern and Hip
Stripes and florals are two classic prints; the result is pretty, unexpected, and youthful. Now, mixing prints isn’t for the faint of heart, so I recommend you take things slowly.
To stand out, pick one key piece, like this dark floral skirt, and make your other print play a supporting act. I’ve done that here with a simple striped t-shirt in soft gray. Keep accessories neutral. If the weather is still chilly where you are, definitely go ahead and swap out the nude shoe for a black boot or bootie. This is perfect for that transitional period between late winter and early spring.
How do you wear a striped t-shirt?