So striped garments have been around since the first French sailor donned a navy blue and white combo on the seas of the Riviera. The nautical look is still de rigeur these days, popping up in multicolored variations on some of our favorite celebrities:
Keyshia Cole looks patriotic in a red, white, and blue striped top with jeans…
Amerie goes sassy in a green striped summer ready dress….
Pre baby J.Lo shines in a chevron striped trapeze dress worn with boots…
And around the way girl Mary J goes traditional with a horizontal striped turtleneck with jeans and fur trimmed boots…
While you can’t go wrong in most occasions, I’d advise against wearing striped tops and bottoms together…
…though with enough pinache, you can pull anything off!
Gain your stripes with the following tops:
Top Row: Sailor Sweater, $18, www.laredoute.com; Wesc Pia Drawstring T, $95, www.urbn.com.
Bottom Row: Tommy Hilfiger Striped Crewneck Sweater, $54.50, www.macys.com; Butterfly Tee in Pearl, $79, CoutureCandy
Go flirty in these affordable dresses:
Top Row: Metallic Stripe Scarf, $9, www.forever21.com; LAMB Trenchtown Manchester Clutch, $395, www.nordstrom.com.
Bottom Row: Carlos by Carlos Santana Casino Pump, $99, www.macys.com; Million of Smiles Striped Scarf, $125, shopbop.com