Is there anything more ubiquitous than a striped top when warm season hits? Whether you lean towards a straight nautical interpretation or go for Parisian chic, classic stripes lend an effortless and classic touch to any look. Looking for inspirations on what to wear with your striped tops? Keep on reading to scoop our styling tricks.
Striped tops are a chic alternative to your graphic shirts and tank tops. Even though you wear distressed denim jeans or denim overalls, black-and-white stripes will add some polish to your outfit. To channel some nautical vibe to your outfits, go for red-and-white stripes, as well as blue-and-white stripes instead of black and white stripes that look too classy for a casual street style. For a more playful vibe, think of a rainbow striped top to wear with your jeans and sneakers like Chiara Ferragni did, making the rainbow stripes look grown-up and mature than a childlike look.
Seeking for a casual chic style with stripes? Then skip your casual blue denim and stick to white or black wash instead that looks a bit dressy and sleek. Denim is typically a casual fabric, but if you’re a fan of its comfort and practicality, opt for plain styles without distresses features. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, create a casual chic outfit with your striped top and a pair of cropped white jeans that look dressier over boot cut, flared, and boyfriend fits. Khaki jumpsuit, casual black dress, chic shorts, and even full miniskirts are great pairs with your striped tops.
Seeking for stylish but not a flashy way to spice up your work wardrobe? Then go for a sleek, crisp, and simple striped top. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may think of a pair of white dress pants to wear with your striped top and office blazer to look chic without getting inappropriate in the office. A pencil skirt in a modest length, a full skirt in a decent cut, or a midi length skirt can also be great to add some feminine vibe to your work wardrobe.
Striped tops are a great excuse to wear flashy and blinding shades as it adds up to your playful statement. Considered as neutral, stripes are a great backdrop to your fruity and cheery shades of tangerine, citrus green, hot pink, neon yellow, lavender and such that look so bold when worn with darker colors. Since your striped tops can serve as your outfit neutralizer, feel free to pick the rainbow shades of your choice.
Wearing prints on prints can be stylish, but a bit daunting too. When you’re trying to partake on the print-on-print trend, you may want to start with stripes as it’s considered neutral. For an effortless and coordinating look, you may go for striped matching sets like a crop top and shorts combination, off shoulder top and skirt, or even striped top with a striped coat like Blair Eadie preferred to wear for looking chic and trendy on her street looks.
Since stripes are considered as neutral prints, you may wear it with other prints like floral, checks, abstract, polka dots and such without looking flashy on your street style. The key is to wear your stripes with a similar or dissimilar color of other patterns since stripes are neutral. When doing this, skip those rainbow stripes and tri-color stripes that look so flashy when worn with other prints. Instead, just stick to classic black-and-white stripes that look neutral, classic, and chic.