Friday, March 13, 2015

Closet Staple: The Black and White Striped Tee

Closet Staple: The Black and White Striped Tee (via Bubby and Bean)
1. Women's Mink Pink Gaultier Tank, Backcountry($25.32)  //  2. French Sailor's Black and White Shirt, LL Bean ($29.95)  //  3. Striped Jersey Top, H&M ($9.95)  //  4. Linen Miracle Tee in Stripe, Madewell ($49.50)  //  5. Simplicity on a Saturday Tunic, Modcloth ($29.95)  //  6. Striped Loose Black & White Tee,  Romwe ($8.99)  //  7. Boy Striped Tee, R13 ($195)  //  8. Crop Tee in Boating Stripe, Madewell ($38)  // 9. White & Black Striped Loose T-Shirt, SheInside ($11.50)

Two style roundup posts in a row this week! As you can probably tell, the approach of spring means I have fashion on the brain. In the last post, I talked about my favorite florals, and today I'm talking about another spring trend: the black and white striped tee. Honestly, black and white stripes tops have been in style for so many seasons now that I'm not sure they can even be called a trend anymore. If anything,  they've become as much closet staples as blue jeans and little black dresses. They're versatile, can be worn with most anything, and can easily be dressed up or down. As long as you're not pairing them with berets and suspenders (oh bonjour, French mime), they can be quite chic despite their casual reputation. I recently did a closet overhaul and realized that with the amount I wear my one black and white striped top (a short-sleeved, tunic style tee), it's starting to get a little shabby, and it may be in my best interest to grab another one. So I did a little window shopping and found several that I love, as seen above. Now I just need to make a decision on which one to buy. (Right now I'm not sure which one that will be, or even what style, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that it's not going to be the $195 one. No matter how cute it is.)

Are you a fellow black and white striped shirt fanatic? Which one should of these should I get?



  1. I'm actually currently wearing the one from sheinside haha what are the odds? For what it's worth, it's a great shirt. Can't beat the price and it's long and loose enough to wear tunic style but looks just as cute tucked into shorts or jeans. :)

  2. The black and white striped T is a classic! You can't go wrong :)
    I have a long sleeved and a short sleeved one!

  3. I am a black and white stripe shirt freak too and I think you should get the Madewell one, number 4! =)

  4. I'm a huge fan of stripes and polka dot prints. And I'm a huge fan of black and white!
    I think my favorites are #7 and #9. =0)

    Have a great weekend!

  5. I love stripes! They're the perfect basic!


  6. My fave is #9. I'm big into 3/4 length sleeves, and that one would be great for layering.

  7. This post is SO timely... I was just thinking how I need more striped shirts in my life. Always classic and the perfect jumping off point for any outfit + these are all gorgeous! :D

    PS - Thank you for your sweet comment on our home!!

  8. I especially love that 2nd one, but they're all super cute. :D

  9. Love stripes, I've got a long sleeved one. I like that even though they all have stripes, they are very different. My fave is the one from H&M.

  10. I need another striped shirt like I need an extra hole in my head. And yet, despite the extent of my collection, I find myself coveting at least three in this round-up. The thing about striped shirts is that even though they all have stripes, every single one is unique - and they go with everything.


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