There is nothing quite as classic as a striped shirt. It can act as an old favorite or an unexpected mixing piece. It can be the perfect counterpart to your jeans on off-duty days, or a way to make your evening look seem less precious. If there is one thing that we're sure of, it's that this is the one item that will never go out of style. Scroll through for street-chic inspo on how to style the tried-and-true staple and then shop our top four favorites.
1. Toughen It Up
Black shades and black pumps give this French gamine style a cool-girl edge.
2. Tone Down a Too-Girly Skirt
A classic striped tee instantly tempers the girliness in a ruffled skirt.
3. Up the Layers
Pile on long-sleeve tees for a neat effect.
4. Add Intellectual Charm
We love the cheekiness of this book clutch. Complete the arty intellectual look with a pair of specs.
5. Make Like an Off-Duty Model
Striped tee + black skinnies + red bandana = an instant model off-duty ensemble.
6. Style with Other Classics
You can never go wrong with a striped tee, jeans, and a trench.
7. L.L. Bean
Go for the original. Not to mention, nothing can beat the price.
Achieve next-level effortlessness with the boyfriend version.
9. Petit Bateau
Channel your inner gamine with one from France.
10. Saint James
One classic brand, one great tee.