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Show Your Stripes!1 of 16
By Nicole Mann Novick
Let’s face it, you can never go wrong with stripes. But this season, this timeless print will become a must-have. From nautical pants to cheeky knee socks, we’ve found the standout takes on a modern classic.
Keep Your Hat On2 of 16
Masculine tailoring is a big look for spring. Ease into it with a sleek straw fedora.
SHOP NOW: AE hat, $15.50
The Bees Knees3 of 16
Bright stripes give a dose of nostalgia to grown-up knee socks. Show them off with shorts or wear them discreetly for personal amusement.
SHOP NOW: Topshop socks, $15
Top Brass4 of 16
Go nautical in navy and white with brass buttons. A plain white tee will give an out-there pair balance.
SHOP NOW: Tory Burch pants, $165
Rain Check5 of 16
April showers continue through May but there’s no reason to forego style while staying dry.
SHOP NOW: Joules boots, $57
Pump Up The Volume6 of 16
The wide stripes on these kitten heels add a shot of prep factor.
SHOP NOW: Naughty Monkey pump, $54.95
Straight Jacket7 of 16
A demure jacket is a posh canvas for a bold print.
SHOP NOW: Milly jacket, $395
Knock, Knock8 of 16
Double down your downtown style with this multi-band gold ring.
SHOP NOW: Erica Anenberg ring, $90
Technically Speaking9 of 16
Forget form over function. Even your basic carrying case deserves a punch of color.
SHOP NOW: Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad case, $60
Get Waisted!10 of 16
Accentuate your waist by cinching a khaki silk shirtdress with this canvas belt.
SHOP NOW: Madewell belt, $48
Sparkle & Shine11 of 16
Embellishments give basic stripes a boost.
SHOP NOW: J. Crew sweater, $102.40
Form Meets Function12 of 16
Pair a formfitting dress with sexy heels and take your stripes out on the town.
SHOP NOW: French Connection dress, $98
Give Back13 of 16
We not only love this tote’s ikat interpretation, but it’s also designed for a good cause in partnership with Unicef’s FEED foundation.
SHOP NOW: AE tote, $39.50
Tank Girl14 of 16
Prison stripes never looked so chic. Pair a racer-back tank with jeans and a blazer now and with denim cutoffs later.
SHOP NOW: Edith A. Miller tank, $56
Know When To Fold 'Em15 of 16
Who says that stripes need to be horizontal? Mix things up with variations on the print for a cheeky alternative.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie skirt, $188
Sucker Punch16 of 16
Try seersucker for a retro take on today’s big trend.