It’s no secret that I love a great stripe t-shirt. I mean, I named my blog The Stripe. This is not new news. Still, finding a great striped tee can actually be sort of hard. A lot of them are too boxy. Also, I like my stripe tees long and lean (or at least long) so that I can tuck them into my jeans. There’s nothing wore than a too short striped tee (unless you’re built like Audrey Hepburn). It can cut you all wrong and just ends up unflattering. Same goes with too tight. Just bad.
The other issue is fabric. I like my stripe tees loose and flowy (like this one) or to be made from a more structured fabric like a french terry or even a sweatshirt material. Loose and flowy is easy to do. Just go up a couple sizes. I’m wearing a size large in this Saint James tee (I’m usually a small or a medium in most brands) and the fit is perfect. I’ve also bought striped tees in the plus-size department. Besides being loose, plus size clothing is usually cut pretty long so the fit is perfection.
My Favorite Stripe T-Shirts
My personal favorite brands for striped tees are Saint James and Kule. I have also have done really well with Talbot’s (this is a really good one and any of their “bateau” tees are always great). They’re one of my “secret spots” for great t-shirts). In addition, I love T by Alexander Wang (these run bigger by the way. The small is baggy on me). Below I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite striped tees… as well as some fun accessories that pair especially well with stripes!
Clockwise from Top Left: Short Sleeve Stripe Tee // Green Stripe Tee // Tortoise Hoops // Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses // Red Striped Tee // Black + White Stripe Tee // Gucci Mules // Blue & White Stripe Tee // Round Red Bag // Tan Tote // Striped Sweatshirt // Clear Earrings // Red Crossbody Bag // Nude Sunglasses
photography by Carter Fish.