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Striped Shirts for Women + 12 Outfit Ideas for Wearing Them

12 ways to wear a striped top

A striped shirt is a closet essential for women. They’re so versatile and instantly make an outfit feel chic. These are my essential striped shirts in my closet and 12 outfit ideas for wearing them.

 

A striped shirt is a closet essential for women! Do you own one?

Let’s talk about striped shirts women wear. Do you own one?

I’m a bit of a striped shirt collector. They’re my favorite style of shirt, and I have to confess that if I see a striped tee in a store, I have to pick it up. I don’t always buy it, but often I do. I have owned so many striped shirts over the years, it’s almost embarrassing.

But a good striped tee is so versatile, and today I want to share a bunch of different ways to wear them, along with a few good shopping options if you’re in the market for a new one.

 

These 5 essential striped shirts in my closet: 

  1. Short sleeve v-neck or crew neck tee
  2. Long sleeveA basic long sleeve tee is perfect for everyday by itself or layered. It’s an essential in my closet!
  3. Turtleneck. I love this for layering or tucking into a skirt!
  4. Sweater. Either choose a sweater or a nicer boatneck or thicker material tee that you can dress up. Something beyond a t-shirt.
  5. Fitted long sleeve for layering. This one is my go-to and I love the extra long sleeves to stick out of sweaters or jackets.

 

 

Here are 12 ideas for wearing your striped shirts

striped shirt

1. Keep it casual with jeans and sneakers

Perfect momiform style. My favorite comfy white sneakers, a baseball hat to cover dirty hair and keep the sun out of my eyes, and comfy jeans. You could add a cardigan or a jacket or other layers/accessories to make this your style!

A casual half tuck helps elongate your legs with longer tees.

SIMILAR TEE | SIMILAR JEANS | ECCO SNEAKERS | MADEWELL TOTE | BLACK MADEWELL HAT

 

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2. Try your striped tee with white jeans

Stripes and white pants or jeans are a great spring and summer combo! If it’s cold, choose your striped sweater and a pair of boots!

Also, this tee is oversized, so a knot at the waist keeps it from looking frumpy and too oversized. A tuck or half tuck works here too!

SIMILAR BLACK STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR WHITE JEANS | SIMILAR LEOPARD FLATS | MADEWELL TOTE BAG

 

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3. Tie a striped shirt around your waist

This is one of my favorite summer looks. It’s an easy way to add a print to an otherwise basic outfit! Just double knot your long sleeve tee around your waist. This would look really cute with white sneakers or sandals too!

SIMILAR DRESS | SIMILAR STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR STUDDED MULES | SIMILAR GRAY SHOULDER BAG

 

 

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4. Pair your striped tee with leggings and a cardigan

A perfect look for traveling or lounging at home — toss on your striped tee with a pair of black leggings and a cozy cardigan.

ZELLA LEGGINGS | SIMILAR STRIPED TEE |  SIMILAR HOODED BAREFOOT DREAMS CARDIGAN

 

 

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5. A striped tee and denim shorts make a good summer combo

During the summer, when shorts and a tee are all you want to wear, make that outfit a little more interesting with a striped shirt.

SIMILAR STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR DENIM SHORTS | CONVERSE SNEAKERS

 

 

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6. A striped tee looks great tucked into a midi skirt.

This is one of my go-to looks in the summer. Swap out the long sleeve for a short sleeve tee! And make sure you choose a striped shirt that’s not too oversized — a little more fitted is always better for tucking.

SIMILAR STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR PLEATED SKIRT | SIMILAR QUILTED SNEAKERS | AMAZON WOVEN BAG

 

 

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7. Layer your striped shirt under a sweater

I love layering tees, and a striped tee peeking out from underneath a sweater is a great way to add some interest to an outfit.

SIMILAR GREEN SWEATER | SIMILAR LAYERING TEE | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS

 

 

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8. Add a bandana to your look

Accessories are always fun to add to a simple outfit. Add a bandana scarf around your hair or your neck when you wear your striped shirt!

SIMILAR STRIPED TOP | SIMILAR MADEWELL BANDANA | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS

 

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9. Wear your striped shirt with joggers

A striped shirt is a great option for layering under a denim jacket. For a casual look, add jogger pants! But you could swap these joggers out for black jeans for a dressier look.

SIMILAR DENIM JACKET | SIMILAR STRIPED TEE | ALBION FIT JOGGERS |SIMILAR SNEAKERS | PINK LILY HAT

 

 

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10. Wear a striped shirt under a sleeveless top

If you have a vest that you love, whether it’s a sweater vest or sleeveless cardigan or sleeveless jacket, try your striped tee under that!

SIMILAR SLEEVELESS CARDIGAN | SIMILAR STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS

 

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11. Layer a striped shirt under a dress

If you’re wearing a sleeveless or strappy dress (slip dresses are popular this year!), try a striped turtleneck underneath it for a wintery look and a little extra warmth. You can do it in the fall with a turtleneck like this, or during the summer with a tank dress and a short sleeve striped shirt.

SIMILAR DENIM DRESS | STRIPED TURTLENECK | SIMILAR STRAPPY ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR YELLOW BAG

 

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12. Layer a turtleneck under a jacket

This is an easy everyday outfit. You can do this with any striped shirt and any jacket!

STRIPED TURTLENECK | SIMILAR GREEN JACKET | SIMILAR DARK JEANS | KAREN WALKER “SUPER DUPER” SUNGLASSES

 

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10 Comments

  1. All of these looks are so cute! I especially love it with the skirt!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. MagGie says:

    This is Why you are one of my favourite bloggers! This whole post i was saying to myself, “perfect! I’d wear that… i have that… i’d wear that too!” Great post for when i feel in a bit of a jeans and t rut.

    • Merrick says:

      Girl, you’re the nicest!! Thanks for that sweet comment – it’s majorly appreciated. Thanks for being here!!

  3. Bethany says:

    I’ll be having my second baby this September, and I was wondering if you could post or share some easy- cute but comfortable early post-partum looks. I’m thinking long cardigans, joggers, etc… last time I had a baby I nailed the comfort aspect, but i’d love to have some insight about how to be comfy and still look somewhat put together. thanks!

  4. Nice styles of wearing striped shirts,like your styles and my Celebrity Jackets too.

  5. Dark Web says:

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Brenda Gray says:

    Great ideas for looks, I really like striped things. I recently found out that Node js development service has developed a great app for trying on outfits. You can upload photos of your clothes and the app will combine them. It’s cool.

  7. Gerado says:

    I love how versatile striped tees can be! These 12 ways to wear them from Merrick’s Art are so inspiring. Whether you’re running errands or heading out for a night on the town, a striped tee can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. And when it comes to looking your best, there’s no better place to go than Premium Barbershop. Our skilled barbers know just how to give you the perfect haircut and grooming services to complete any outfit. Book your appointment today and let us help you look and feel your best! https://premiumbarbershop.com/1012-2nd-ave/

  8. Anna says:

    stripped clothes are amazing, my fav print as it is timeless, and belongs to french style))) Like your looks!

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