3 Ways To Style Your Tried & True Striped Tee

Everyone loves a good set of stripes. Whether it’s a French-girl inspired tee (oui, you should wear it with a beret) or sailor-esque stripes in navy and white— they’re seriously perfect for everyone. Here’s why!

Styling striped tops is easy as 1, 2, 3.

    1. Stripes are an anomaly. This classic print is so versatile that you can literally wear it with anything.
    2. They’re actually flattering! We’ve all heard that stripes make you look wider, but it’s not true. Try thinner stripes for a slimming effect.
    3. Think of them as your print-mixing starter kit. Still wondering how to mix patterns? Take the first step by starting with a striped tee and pairing it with another print.

Want more stripe-filled styling advice? Read on for three more ways to wear them.

Stitch Fix women's outfit featuring blue textured pullover sweater, white and blue striped shirt and blue jeans hanging on wooden ladder, next to blue sneakers.

How to Wear Your Stripes Casually

While you soak up the final days of summer, take your shorts out for one last spin paired with a striped shirt. Be prepared for a crisp, fall evening in an easy layering piece to keep you warm.

Other Ways to Wear Stripes:

  1. Pair with distressed denim and ankle boots for a dressed-down look.
  2. Reach for a pair of black or grey leggings and toss on a pair of white sneakers.
  3. Go simple (but chic) and pair with a button-front A-line skirt.


Stitch Fix women’s date night at home featuring floral midi skirt, striped tee, red v-neck sweater and black ankle boots.

How to Pair Other Prints with Stripes

You can’t go wrong with some print mixing! Switch it up with a floral midi-skirt in a fall hue to play off your classic stripes.

Other ways to color coordinate your stripes:

  1. Try mixing stripe scales like a pinstripe pant with a wide stripe tee.
  2. Pair your stripes with a chic tonal animal print.
  3. A tie-dye piece is a no-fail with a striped tee.

Stitch Fix women’s fall 2021 outfit with blue and white striped T-shirt, mustard cardigan, blue floral blouse, navy pants and flats.

How to Wear Stripes To The Office

Yes, we have those mornings when we hit snooze one too many times. Instead of digging through your closet for a crisp, white button-down, take a striped tee to the office instead.

Other ways to wear your stripes to work:

  1. Switch up your basic black trousers and rock a paper bag waist instead.
  2. Try out a striped tee with a printed midi skirt and flats.
  3. Layer your striped shirt under a vertical striped tank dress leftover from summer.

Ready to play with this classic print? Take your style quiz and order a Fix. Ask your stylist for new striped knits and sweaters to pair with other items hanging in your closet. Remember, you’re never required to schedule more than one Fix at a time and shipping and returns are always free. It’s really that simple. 

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