I have owned striped tops/tees over the years (most recently the Everlane cropped version), but you’ll probably notice I don’t wear them at all lately, and that’s because what I owned, I either wore out, or sold/gave away. I am drawn to stripes, in theory, but when I get them in my wardrobe, they stay there. As in, I never ever wear them.
I did have a striped top from Zara many years ago I loved to death, literally. It was dolman long sleeved, and slimmer at the bottom, so it hung beautifully, and fit my small-0n-top-larger-hips body shape as a more cropped style. It was a lightweight rayon, cream with black stripes. I loved that top.
I’ve had striped tops by APC, tried one by Saint James, and of course the Everlane cropped striped top, all of which I liked, mostly, but didn’t end up being very versatile for me. Depending on the stripe, I guess I find striped shirts quite brash, like a loud print. To which I’m sure most of you are laughing, but for a person who doesn’t wear color, or patterns at all, stripes can be a little abrasive.
But, I do still love stripes, and perhaps I just need a more subtle version, white with thin black stripes, like the Rag & Bone/JEAN top above. I like that style, and looser fit, and of course, cropped length. As much as I’ve ALWAYS WANTED a Comme Des Garcons Play striped shirt, with the heart logo, I should probably ease into the more in-your-face stripes by going slowly, starting with subtle.
Yes, I know you guys are still laughing…
Oh, and Kowtow always has good stripes, here’s an organic cotton striped top on sale at Garmentory (use my referral link for a $20 credit), and if you’re into the cold shoulder look, I love this one by LnA.
Finally…what are your favorite striped tops? do you wear stripes? how do you style them? or are you like me, and find them intimidating 😉
More stripes I love: