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. 

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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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