It’s peak season for classic stripes

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I like the slightly wider-than-usual width of the stripes on this button down.

A good Breton-stripe tee will take you far, especially in a very neutral navy and white colorway.

This tuxedo shirt from Alex Mill reminds me of ones from Nili Lotan that cost twice as much.

The front twist on this tee dress is a flattering touch.

I like the barely-there stripes on this short-sleeved button-down shirt.

A happy yellow striped popover that’d look great with slouchy pants, just as worn here.

I love the bright color combination on this button-down.

This top is a really lovely mashup of a peasant top and a tuxedo shirt.

A ribbed and body-skimming polo dress.

Such a cute sleeveless tee dress for kicking around on the weekend.

Is it too soon to show you a sweater? Because this one is just aces.

And here’s a linen blend jacket that’ll be good for the cooler evenings we’ll be having soon enough.

Pants with prints aren’t so much my jam, but I must say I’m intrigued by this striped pair.

This tee has a good neckline and a nice, slightly boxy cut.

Such an easy, cute popover.

I like the pop of color on the sleeves of this spiff polo shirt; here’s something similar but cheaper.

I love the swingy shape of this shirtdress, and the red, white, and blue color combination is so fresh.

Just a cute striped henley for throwing on with jeans.

Vertical stripes don’t always appeal to me, but these do.

A great mix of colors on a happy little tee.

And finally, here’s a cheap and snappy reusable tote.

 

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    EW
    8 Aug 2019
    1:53pm

    The first thing I thought of when I saw the striped jeans was, ….beetlejuice ; )

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      Kathy
      9 Aug 2019
      11:03pm

      Ha! Those striped jeans are giving me Merry-Go-Round or Up Against the Wall circa 1983. But yeah—also Beetlejuice! 😹

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    Another Rebecca
    8 Aug 2019
    3:14pm

    It is certainly not too early to show us that sweater.

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    Lori in Toronto
    8 Aug 2019
    10:17pm

    Love so many of these. I have an astonishing number of blue striped tops, but can’t seem to stop buying them. Discovered at work a while ago that a friend thought 5 of my tops were just one that I wore all the time. You’d think that’d give me pause, but nope, bring on the blue stripes!

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    Tally
    8 Aug 2019
    11:09am

    Gah, this post I want it all! The Alex Mill tuxedo shirt especially (I bet they don’t ship to Canada, welp) and the J. Crew dress!

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    c.w.
    8 Aug 2019
    9:27am

    Given I’ve never met a striped top I didn’t want to own, this posting is, as the kids used to say, “my jam.” Since it would be absurd to order them all, I’m going to have to spend some quality time trimming down my wish list. Way to go, Kim!!

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    Kathi
    8 Aug 2019
    12:33pm

    I so enjoy a contrasting stripe on the sleeves of a striped shirt, makes me smile. The Ayr & Alex Mill will stay With me for days, sitting in the checkout basket of my mind since my budget this month is going towards reupholstering a chair. Thank you, Kim, for brightening my day with this superb post!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    9 Aug 2019
    12:00am

    Stripes AND a popover? Perfection! There’s almost so much goodness here I think my head will explode.

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    c.w.
    10 Aug 2019
    12:30pm

    So I ended up ordering the Treasure and Bond because it’s summer and the sweater (cursing winter the entire time) in the grey/beige combo. It’s supposed to be 104 in Austin this afternoon so I expect I won’t be wearing the sweater anytime before January. More likely I will wear it before I leave the East Coast in October!!

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    JB
    9 Aug 2019
    7:18pm

    Ordered four different pieces from Alex Mill not long ago and was *really* disappointed by the quality. Super cheap construction and fabrics — on par with Old Navy – it far more costly. I would stick with the Nili Lotan or go to Old Navy or Uniqlo for an alt.

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