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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.)

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A Beetlejuice-y alternative to the more demure striped button-down.

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We'd wear it with tattered shorts and bedhead, too.

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Your Camp Won-a-Tonka bunkmates would've been so jealous.

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Sun-bleached and washed out, it's the only pencil skirt I'd wear to a barbecue instead of the office.

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Just a dash of Paul Smith dandyness won't overwhelm your outfit.

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I imagine a cool girl who works in an art gallery wearing this neon orange, uneven striped skirt.

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In addition to the staple navy, black and white blazers, this one's pretty necessary too.

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Slick on a coat of fuschia lip color to give these preppy shorts a sense of humor.

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Curve-enhancing lines on the swimsuit: good. No tan lines on your shoulders: even better.

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I'd take these shimmery mermaid shoes over solid canvas espadrilles any day.

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With gold button details and opposite stripes, it's a step above the standard breton stripe shirt.

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