7 Striped Pieces Of Clothing, From Rompers To Crop Tops, That Will Have You Feeling Nautical This Summer

As you prepare your wardrobe for the upcoming season, let’s recap: you've got your tanks and shorts, sundresses and skirts, florals and flops — but you know something is missing. You browse through your Instagram feed for some inspiration, noticing H&M advertised a seventies-inspired striped romper this morning, and it hits you like a light sparked in a bulb. You were a crop-top crony last season, and polka dot blouses are so two years ago. Florals can be fun, but you’re a woman now. You want to show off your sophistication; a mature style with a bit of flair. This year, you’re going nautical.

Stripes are a classic summer staple and they never go out of style. A navy striped dress? Proper. Striped linen trousers? Cool, calm and collected. Throw on a black and white striped shirt and accessorize with a beret, toss a baguette into the mix, and you’re basically French — or at least you're channeling French girl chic! Nautical is now, and you’re always on trend.

Trousers and blouses, skirts and dresses; you name it, someone's striped it. Check out seven of my favorite striped summer staples below and get inspired to go nautical this season.

1. Ribbed Knit Striped Dress

Ribbed Knit Striped Dress, $15.80, forever21.com

Simple, yet classic. Accessorize with a chunky bracelet or thick belt.

2. Silence + Noise Textured Striped Mini Skirt

Silence + Noise Textured Striped Mini Skirt, $49.00, urbanoutfitters.com

A simple striped skirt can be paired with a solid colored blouse.

3. J.O.A. Striped Dress

J.O.A. Striped Dress, $99.00, urbanoutfitters.com

I'm a sucker for a tie-back.

4. Belted Stripe Fit & Flare Dress

Eliza J Belted Stripe Fit & Flare Dress, $158.00, nordstrom.com

A little more on the formal side, wear a flowing striped dress to any down the shore dinner.

5. Stripped Funnel Neck Crop Sweater

Stripped Funnel Neck Crop Sweater, $58.00, topshop.com

Alright, don't completely abandon the crop top. It's always a fashion do.

6. Pilcro Striped Linen Trousers

Pilcro Striped Linen Trousers, $98.00, anthropologie.com

Striped pants. Enough said.

7. BDG Paloma Maxi Button-Down Tank Top

BDG Paloma Maxi Button-Down Tank Top, $79.00, urbanoutfitters.com

Paired with a skirt or a pair of shorts, this maxi tank can be dressed up or dressed down.

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