If you were to take inventory of our closets, we can bet you'd find a good amount of striped tees and sweaters. And why not? Our soft spot for stripes is well-justified; the classic pattern goes with practically anything, providing cool clean lines, or funkier contrasts to your looks — depending on how it's done. For Fall, we're drawn to the preppier, collegiate feel they lend on cozy sweaters and long sleeves, though we love it when they take on a more unexpected identity on a pair of silky trousers or an elegant clutch. Whether you share our obsession or you're new to the game, we guarantee you'll find something to strike your interest from this batch of covetable striped finds — including a hearty helping of stripey knits just begging to be worn through Autumn and Winter. Click through to shop some of our favorite striped finds, all perfectly priced under $100.
The beach BBQ is practically a Summer ritual, and while we've been year after year, sometimes we're still left wondering what to wear. The key to dressing for any beachy party is functional footwear — stilettos have no place in the sand — a cute hat, and a great pair of shades. Overall, the look should be simple, not super-styled, with room to stash your suit. With that in mind, we've got five fresh looks to get you outfitted for all of your seasonal beach parties. Just click through to shop!
>> 40 gorgeous Summer pieces to help you celebrate the official start of the season — in style, from Memorial Day Weekend to beyond. Wherever you're headed — from the beach to the great outdoors — we've got everything you need for one long, chic summer.
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This weekend, we want you to glean inspiration from the Cannes Film Festival, and add a little je ne sais quoi in your life. Nothing says it better than a striped dress from Michael Kors, Urban Outfitters straw boater hat, red ballet flats, and a cool cuff bracelet. Now, if only we could magically transport ourselves to the French Riviera . . . Shop our affordable picks below!
>> Now is the time to bust out your whites, as smartly styled by Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage. She puts together a look, made up of a chiffon skirt, striped top, cardigan, and oxfords, that's Spring defined. Inspired? Shop our similar and exact picks from American Apparel, Rag & Bone, and Topshop now.
Left to right: American Apparel Chiffon Skirt ($58), Rag & Bone Beach Tee ($150), Topshop Cross Necklace ($28), American Apparel Bobby Oxfords ($120), Topshop Crochet Cardigan ($60), Yves Saint Laurent Ring ($195), MAC Lip Gloss ($19), Rebecca Minkoff Tote Bag ($150)
Photo courtesy of Gary Pepper Vintage
>> Sheer skirts have remained a strong trend for this upcoming Spring and Summer, and our latest street-snapped look proves it. She showed off her sheer tendencies with an eye-catching, melon-hued skirt from American Apparel. Note how she pairs it with neutral elements for a flirty and feminine look. Shop similar and exact picks now.
Left to right: American Apparel Sheer Chiffon Skirt ($46), Zara Jacket ($90), Wilt Intimates Voile Hi Lo Slip ($60), Assad Mounser Cataclysm Collar ($488), American Apparel Clutch ($50), Schutz High Heel Suede Pumps ($150)
Photo courtesy of Lookbook.nu
>> Crop tops are a '90s throwback option that can be made modern for Spring, as exemplified by Adeline Rapon. The French cutie stepped out donning a paired of tailored, high-waist trousers with a silky cropped tank. A camel fringe wrap scarf, peep-toe wedges, and simple tote complete her chic menswear-inspired ensemble. Shop similar and exact items from American Apparel, Casio, and Stuart Weitzman now.
Left to right: American Apparel Linen High-Waist Pant ($75), Arden B Ruana Cable Fringe Wrap ($40), American Apparel Silk Crop Tank ($35), Casio Watch ($35), Anthropologie Grand Scale Tote ($248), Stuart Weitzman Laser-Cut Peep-Toe Lace-Up Wedge ($375)
Photo courtesy of Adeline Rapon
We're heading to Coachella with H&M next week to report on the latest festival style, catch stylish celebs in action, and, of course, listen to some amazing bands. Before we head off to the dry desert land, we need to pack some standout essentials in our weekender bag. We're thinking some amazing crochet knit shorts from Missoni, the perfect neon-trimmed messenger bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and printed flats from Loeffler Randall for Suno. Peruse the slideshow to see what else we have in store for the upcoming festivities!
>> There's nothing we like more than topping off a Spring look with the perfect pair of sunglasses. To help you choose, we rounded up our favorites for inspiration: think floral, fabric-covered sunnies by Rodarte for Opening Ceremony; rad, zippered creations from Alexander Wang; and electric-blue hues from American Apparel. That, plus more to add to your must-haves list in the slideshow.
Just when we thought we couldn't get enough of the striped-tee trend, three stylish celebs showed their stripes in nautical-inspired dresses. Alexa Chung styled hers with black tights and a chic trench during London Fashion Week, Sarah Paulson donned a thicker, slouchier stripe at last month's Independent Spirit Awards, and newly coiffed Brooklyn Decker paired her fitted French Connection frock ($84) with ballet flats and a black tote. Each lady puts her own spin on the piece and proves that an LSD — little striped dress — can make for a simple, flattering, and totally classic look. Check out the pieces below — and get shopping!