I am way over-dependent on stripes—they are by far the most prevalent print in my closet—and they’re so easy to wear, and also to mix with other prints (just remember the golden rule of print mixing and make sure each piece has at least one of the same colors). I think this polo sweater is awfully spiff, and I like the deep neckline.
A cute tee at a nice price.
This dress looks just as easy as you please, and the generous slit keeps things feminine.
I really love a thick rugby stripe, and the color combination here is unbeatable.
This looks like it could be Nili Lotan’s Normandy blouse, but it costs about half as much as that.
This half-zip sweatshirt is just aces: sporty and casual but also nicely polished-looking.
The vertical stripes on this popover are nicely unexpected.
A cute and sporty lightweight polo sweater.
This rainbow-stripe hoodie is in my shopping cart even as I type—it’s so cheery and cute.
A nice lightweight wool scarf throwing on on cool evenings.
I really want this popover shirtdress—it’s got great menswearish details.
A loud and pretty preppy bright button-down from Alex Mill that I would 100% wear.
This PLAY Comme des garcons tee is one of the only exceptions to my no-designer-logos rule because the little heart logo is so damn cute.
This webbed belt is a good way to add a little color to your outfit without much effort.
I dig the combination of fat and thin stripes here.
And here’s another cute button-down that I’d wear half-tucked because I still do that.
Such a fun, preppy-ish crossbody bag strap from Clare V.
I adore this short-sleeved sweater: it’s just the right amount of cropped, and very sportif.
I like a vertical tote, and this one is an exactly perfect size.
This happy, bright button-down comes in a few good colors, but I’m kind of into this coral hue.
That happened to me once with polka dots. I went to a summer wedding and three other people were wearing polka dot dresses. The photographer took a photo of us and I think we made the album!
I have that Alex Mill shirt in the blue-gray colorway and I’m seriously tempted to get the bright and cheerful version in your post. But that would be absurd, right? I have more striped shirts than I can count. And to add to Jax’s post, back when we were going to the office, one day a colleague and I wore the same striped shirt (a boxy J Crew number), and I haven been able to wear it since. Just can’t do it. Ugh.
I love, love, love me some stripes! I told my daughters that I want to be known as “Striped Grandma.” (Ahem, Kim, isn’t that striped dress almost identical to your Nili Lotan dress? 😉 )
Wonderful lineup of stripes. I have never minded when another person and myself wears the same thing. Really, until the comments about stripes have I thought about it. But, now that I have, when I am a “twin” to someone I consider it a compliment. Stripes are such a reprieve from all the flouncy, ruffled florals that are out now.
I would literally purchase every single one of these shirts. About an hour ago I was putting together some clothes to pack for my five-day-four-night driving trip to the East Coast (which moments ago was put into limbo because of the crazy gas shortages––I do NOT want to get stuck in Texarkana for days on end because there’s no gas for my car!) and all the shirts I laid out on my bed were stripes. Rethinking the wardrobe selection. Rethinking the trip. Rethinking.
Do I need another striped top? No, I do not. I have serious wants after this post, yes I do. Sigh, do i follow my heart or my head.
Hi, Kim—Just wanted to let you know about a couple of possible website glitches today. A friend told me about the springtime stripes, but they didn’t come up when I went to GOACA. I had to find today’s post through Google. Also, when I used the “contact” feature to write to you, I got an error message.
Now it’s showing up. (But with many fewer comments than usual. Maybe others also couldn’t see the post right away?)
Elle, this happens to me sometimes, and then if I click on where it says Girls of a Certain Age up top, I get the post. Don’t know what it’s about.
I like stripes, but I don’t like showing up at the office or get-together, and coincidentally be 1 of 10 people who are wearing stripes too, esp. horizontal black/navy stripes. Although yes, that can happen with non-stripes fare too — one time, several people showed up in the same emerald green top. Ugh.
Thank goodness the rugby stripe is out of stock. The striped terry sweatshirt was enough! Love the stripes!
That multi-colored striped Alex Mill shirt has been tempting me since it came out. But I have only put on non-t-shirt tops maybe five times this past year. In fact, I still have a few Alex Mill tops I have bought and not yet worn! So please, ladies, buy the shirt so that it sells out so I can’t buy it. Haha.
Wow I’ve never worn the same striped dress or top as others have at the same place/same time–not even JCrew! (since I presume everyone owns at least one JCrew striped t).
Happens at my work all the time. Maybe more prevalent in business-casual Silicon Valley.
I have so many beloved striped shirts that one time at lunch I asked one of my best friends if I wasn’t perhaps channeling “Where’s Waldo” just a bit too much. I expected her to say “no! you don’t have that many striped shirts!” but she laughed (kindly–she is the best) and then said very thoughtfully (because she like all awesome friends took my concern seriously) “well, today’s shirt isn’t TOO Waldo…” Hahahaha I still love stripes SO MUCH but I’ve also branched way out.