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. Stripes are considered a classic and pretty much a neutral too because they can be worn with just about everything.
Here are 3 cute striped spring tees, and some popular “now” ways to mix and match them.
1) Stripes with a Bright Pop of Color is 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 is 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 have also looked fine, but the stripes add energy and life.
2) Stripes + A Touch of Leopard Looks Cool
Leopard and stripes? Oh yes, it’s totally in, and a very easy way for you to bring a little pizzaz to your basic striped t-shirt. The style recipe goes as follows: Start with white cropped jeans, always a spring and summer favorite, and add this super flattering striped navy and white t-shirt.
A quilted vest is perfect in early spring when it’s still chilly out, 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 look 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, and when you put the two together, the result is pretty, unexpected and youthful. Now, mixing prints isn’t for the faint of heart, so I recommend you take things slowly.
Pick one key piece, like this dark floral skirt, to really stand out then 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 a perfect look for that transitional period between late winter and early spring.
How do you wear a striped t-shirt? More cute striped tees here.
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