Eleven Striped Styles Under $50
Unless you're aiming to give yourself a bikram yoga session while running errands, it's too hot outside to layer. So instead of tossing on that leather moto jacket or those patterned ankle socks to get a bit more texture, punch up your summer outfit by choosing a breezy dress, blouse or shorts in a vibrant pattern—like stripes.
Candy-colored, nautical, pin stripe, wide bands: whatever they may be, each of the striped staples and accessories below is under $50. So they're not just a cheat sheet to giving your July outfits more dimension, they're relatively cheap ones, too. (Which means more money to put towards that air conditioning bill. Yay.)
A Beetlejuice-y alternative to the more demure striped button-down.
We'd wear it with tattered shorts and bedhead, too.
Your Camp Won-a-Tonka bunkmates would've been so jealous.
Sun-bleached and washed out, it's the only pencil skirt I'd wear to a barbecue instead of the office.
Just a dash of Paul Smith dandyness won't overwhelm your outfit.
I imagine a cool girl who works in an art gallery wearing this neon orange, uneven striped skirt.
In addition to the staple navy, black and white blazers, this one's pretty necessary too.
Slick on a coat of fuschia lip color to give these preppy shorts a sense of humor.
Curve-enhancing lines on the swimsuit: good. No tan lines on your shoulders: even better.
I'd take these shimmery mermaid shoes over solid canvas espadrilles any day.
With gold button details and opposite stripes, it's a step above the standard breton stripe shirt.
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