If florals were made for spring, stripes were created for summer.
When I don’t have the energy to think of what to wear, I always rely on formulas that tend to give me great results.
For summer dressing, a striped t-shirt paired with anything — denim shorts, mini skirts or just jeans — is a no-brainer outfit.
But even beyond the season, striped tees prove to be a wise choice. We all have our own style staples, but I truly believe that everyone should have at least one striped shirt in their wardrobe.
I know, I know – it’s nothing you haven’t heard before, but I think it needs repeating.
And while the pattern doesn’t change, the style actually comes in different looks. Yes, striped t-shirts can be nautical, minimalist, maximalist, grunge or preppy. The colours and cuts make a big difference.
Black and white are a classic combination, but bright colours like green and pink are just as chic.
In terms of what to wear them with, I’ve seen many clashing theirs with other prints and patterns. Tie-dye, florals, checkerboard — the classic pattern pairs well with all of these. In fact, you can see it as a neutral.
If this has convinced you to add a new shirt to your styling arsenal, I’ve found the best ones to pick up right now.
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Shop striped t-shirts
Thin Software Jersey Striped T-Shirt, £30, Ganni – buy now
Crew Neck Striped T-Shirt, £15, Arket – buy now
Ultimate Stripe Shirt, £8.50, ASOS – buy now
Blue Striped Short T-Shirt, £70, BYL – buy now
Oversized T-Shirt, £25, COS – buy now
Pure Cotton Striped Shirt, £7.50, M&S – buy now
Striped Tee, now £20, Warehouse – buy now
Curve Striped Shirt, £8.50, up to size 30, ASOS – buy now