Editors' Picks: The Stripes We're Obsessing Over
SOLID AND STRIPED ONE-PIECE
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I've wanted a Solid and Striped swimsuit ever since Taylor Swift and her squad wore them to that epic 4th of July party last year. This year, I'm taking the plunge. I love the colorway on this style and it has very good beach-to-bar potential. (All you need are some cutoffs and cute sandals and it doubles as a bodysuit!)
Buy It! Solid & Striped "Anne Marie" Stripe One-Piece, $168.00; shopbop.com
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Bold stripes is one of my favorite trends for spring becuase it really makes a statement (or perhaps it's because it doesn't involve a lot of thinking) -- throw this top on with a pair of cropped jeans and slides and you're instantly weekend-chic!
Buy It! Topshop Top, $55; topshop.com
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: There's nothing in this world I love more (besides maybe ice cream) than a cute and comfortable pair of shoes. I'm going to wear these all summer with a floaty white dress on my imaginary yacht ... and in the real world, I'll wear them with jeans and a button-up.
Buy It! J.Crew striped tie-front flats, $148; jcrew.com
EXPRESS PETITE METALLIC STRIPE SHIRT
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: This season, Express launched a Petites line targeted to little ladies like me who are 5'4'' and under, and I'm totally obsessed with it. I'm only 5' and everything I've ordered from there fits without any alterations (hallelujah!!). And if you're short, you know that one-shoulder tops are particularly challenging—like the silhouette dips a little too low on the missing shoulder part, if you know what I mean. Anyway, this one fits perfect for those with shorter torsos. Plus, it has a little metallic thread throughout the stripes for a hint of shine.
Buy It! $59.90; express.com
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: Like Khloé Kardashian, I joined #TeamOnePiece (just last year — it's new!) and I've been working on expanding my collection. This Aerie suit may look simple but it's deceptively sexy; the sides and back are cut low while the hips are cut high, and the stripes give the whole look a surprising hint of prep.
Buy it! Aerie one-piece swimsuit, $40; ae.com
MONKI RUFFLE SHIRT
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: I admit, I already own way too many striped things. Loud patterns are undoubtedly the defining characteristic of my wardrobe. But how can anyone resist a top as sweetly feminine and office-appropriate as this ruffle-shouldered button down?
Buy It! Monki Stripe Ruffle Shirt, $46; asos.com
RAG & BONE HAT
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: April showers are the bane of my existence. Okay, perhaps that’s bit dramatic — but if the humid air has ever turned your hair into a massive frizz ball, then you know what I am talking about. So, I am picking up this stylish hat for practical purposes. I can’t wait to pair it with my black rain jacket which could use a coordinating accessory to make it feel more seasonally appropriate.
Buy It! Rag & Bone Striped straw Panama hat, $275; net-a-porter.com
ANN TAYLOR DRESS
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Once the thermometer hits 60 degrees, I'm in a dress almost every day (and often, they're striped ones too). It's one easy piece to throw on, be done with and look put-together in. That's why I'll be wearing this one from Ann Taylor in honor of National Stripes Day.
Buy It! Ann Taylor Striped Ponte Flare Sleeve Dress, $129; anntaylor.com
SANDY LIANG TOP
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: Not only am I completely obsessed with this designer, but this shirt is everything! The stripes, the ruffle, the open back - I'm in love. It's the perfect mix of sophisticated and chic and totally on trend. I would pair this with my favorite distressed jeans, a denim mini or wide leg trousers.
Buy It! Enzo Top, $310; shopbop.com
LA LIGNE TEE
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I own very little pattern in my wardrobe which means my stripe supply is severely low. So the first place I turned to on National Stripes Day was La Ligne. It's a brand that was founded by their love of stripes and features a form of the pattern in every collection. In other words, they're the experts. In fact, the minute I saw this American take on the Breton shirt, I instantly added it to my cart. The shape is cool, it's colorful and I already know I'm going to want to wear it every day from here on out.
Buy It! La Ligne US Navy tee, $115; laligne.com