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
3. J.O.A. Striped Dress
J.O.A. Striped Dress, $99.00, urbanoutfitters.com
4. Belted Stripe Fit & Flare Dress
Eliza J Belted Stripe Fit & Flare Dress, $158.00, nordstrom.com
5. Stripped Funnel Neck Crop Sweater
Stripped Funnel Neck Crop Sweater, $58.00, topshop.com
6. Pilcro Striped Linen Trousers
Pilcro Striped Linen Trousers, $98.00, anthropologie.com
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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