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Three cheers for the red, white and blue. The looks positively patriotic in a thin-striped Chinti and Parker top tucked into a pair of red skinnies.
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Also looking festive for the Fourth: , whose cheery Madewell navy-and-red tee pairs perfectly with fitted white jeans (though we’d swap the booties for neutral sandals if you’re hitting up a BBQ).
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Horizontal stripes as maternity wear?! proves the print works on a burgeoning baby bump when the stripes are wide-set and with a slight chevron.
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If you want your stripes served up saucy instead of sweet, opt for a fun batwing tunic like the one sports. Bold gold accessories and a contrasting red clutch take this look from beachy to club-ready.
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In a sea full of navy, pale blue stripes (as seen on Kristen’s Splendid blazer) will stand out and add a polished touch to even the most casual outfit (think: a tee and ripped jeans).
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However, if you love the classic look of navy stripes (hey, they’re popular for a reason!), you can’t do better for a summer dress than one in this print. Jenna’s narrow-stripe, scoop-neck maxi is breezy but is easily dressed up with wedges and jewels.
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Leave it to Rachel Zoe to make stripes look like an urbanite’s uniform instead of relaxed beach attire. She goes completely city-chic with a graphic black-and-white maxi. (We especially love the varying widths of the stripes on hers.)
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