Stripes are a closet staple any season of the year, but something about the summertime makes us want to flaunt our stripes more than ever. Taking a cue from nautical themes, stripes are an especially summer appropriate print to take for a spin this season. While they may seem like a standard print, there are so many varieties of stripes to choose from, from thin to wide, vertical or horizontal, even prints that create visual stripes to mix up your look and keep your summer wardrobe fresh. We have favorites from brands like Vintage Havana, Z Supply and Amanda Uprichard in classic summery stripes that have you standing out this summer. Whether casual, sporty, or elegant is your style, we have options for all featuring trends like off the shoulder, ruffle accents, and bohemian prints to keep things feeling new.
With the Fourth of July approaching too, comes another excuse to rock stripes (preferably red and white of course) to honor the stripes of the American flag for a weekend of festivities. Stripes are a great easy way to bring some festive color into your Fourth of July look without going overboard on a themed outfit. The classic print is iconic in fashion and evokes a timeless sense of integrity that feels appropriate for showing pride in our country’s independence. Bring a touch of festivity into your style for a 4th party with blue and white or red and white stripes, or go all out with all three!
Classic black and white stripes always bring to mind effortless Parisian style and the ease of wearing this simple print. Combined with an off the shoulder cut and a wide ruffle across the top this striped dress from Lovers and Friends is a chic way to take on the summer’s trends. Featuring a high slit adding a sexy vibe to the look this frock can easily be dressed up with heels and a pretty necklace for a summer night out on the town. The monotone color scheme is refined and elegant while trendy touches update the look for a modern twist on a timeless favorite.
To take stripes to their summery utmost, try donning a pair of lightweight wide leg pants, like this pair from Vintage Havana. Perfect for a trip to the beach or for staying cool and covered on a day of outdoor activities, these pants are the definition of comfort. With an elastic waistband and loose wide leg fit you’ll want to wear these striped pants every day of the summer. The blue and white color combo is fresh and cool for an easy match with your favorite tanks and tees. We love that these pants aren’t just your regular simple stripes, but rather each blue stripe is patterned in a small geo print for a modern take on a classic visual. The wide leg palazzo pant fit is ideal for beachy gypsy outfits that are effortlessly boho chic, and pairs well with flat sandals and wedges alike. We just know you won’t be able to get enough of these fun striped pants!
But forget all-over stripes, take a more minimalist approach with a sporty chic tee shirt dress from basics favorite Z Supply. This shift fit dress is a casual and easy athleisure style that works well for daytime occasions as a no-brainer throw on that doesn’t need much accessorizing. The simplicity of the style makes it super easy to wear, while the rugby stripes on the sleeves add a touch of something fun and unique that make this dress stand out from the crowd. Wear it with crisp white sneakers for a modern sporty look, or take the look to athleisure chic with a great pair of heels and a fresh blowout. You’ll never have to sacrifice style for comfort with this casual striped crewneck dress, and the opportunities to wear it are endless.
Stripes don’t have to be casual tough, as this Amanda Uprichard dress aptly shows. With an elegant high neck cut and flared skirt this striped dress is perfect for summer occasions like weddings, graduation parties and fancy evenings out. The fun ruffle down the front of this dress adds to the texture already found in the differing angles of the stripes across the bodice and skirt. The flowy mini skirt is elegant and feminine and will float softly on the breeze at an outdoor reception, while the halter neckline is practical and chic. The angles of the stripes on this dress are well thought out to enhance the figure and draw the eye in the right direction. With a central vertical stripe up the front accented by a flowing ruffle is then surrounded by diagonal stripes on the bodice that are slimming and sophisticated. Wear this little mini dress with strappy nude heels or a touch of metallic gold for outdoor parties all summer long.
While stripes are undoubtedly a summer favorite, so are off the shoulder tops, and unsurprisingly the two combine effortlessly for the perfect summer go-to top. If classic pinstripes is your thing, this drop shoulder blouse is the pick for you. Featuring ruffles down the sleeves and a single wide ruffle across the front, this baby blue and white Vintage Havana top is beachy and summery in every way. Alternatively, a patterned off the shoulder top also by Vintage Havana creates wide stripes for a visually interesting take on the classic print. Slightly cropped with a comfy elastic band across the shoulders, this off the shoulder top is an easy pick for casual occasions and nights out alike, and looks exceptional worn with white skinny jeans. The pattern includes chevron stripes and mini diamond shapes in a mediterranean inspired print that creates an easy boho chic look. Both of these tops are solid summertime picks to feel comfy and trendy in a seasonal striped print.
While thin stripes tend to prevail on the fashion forefront, we can’t forget about wide stripes too. This Z Supply t shirt is a must have for casual summer wear, and is a perfect option for Fourth of July barbeques and beach parties. The v neckline and scooped hem lend this tee trendy and feminine touches while a classic red and white color scheme is ideal for the 4th. Having go-to t shirts in your wardrobe is an absolute must for casual days and outdoor adventures all summer long. Known for their trendy basics, Z Supply is a hit again and again for must have tees like this one. Wear it with denim shorts and lace up sandals for a day by the water, or pair it with some white skinny jeans and wedges to take it to a backyard BBQ. Whatever your style it’s essential to have some basic tees to reach for in a pinch or when you want to look chic with minimal effort. And we know this one will become a fast favorite!