Crossing The Line: Our New Favorite Stripes

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If you’re anything like us, striped tops have been a wardrobe mainstay for years. While we’d never mess with the tried-and-true breton stripe, we’re warming to the new kid on the block: the mismatched stripe. A riff on the classic, these pieces boast juxtaposed lines that make you look twice. Thankfully they are just as wearable as the originals, so whether they are adorning an evening-appropriate strapless top, or a pair of cuffed pants, they need only a crisp monochromatic companion and they’re ready to go.

Tailored Tank

Madewell Frameset Tank, $70

Pair with wide-legged white pants and heeled sandals for dinner with friends.

Striped Bustier

Richard Nicoll Striped Bustier, $730

For summer cocktails, pair with a navy midi skirt and heels.

Sporty Sweatshirt

Thakoon Addition Silk Striped Pullover, $450

The silhouette may be sporty but this silk sweatshirt can be paired with a pencil skirt for the office.

Wrap Skirt

A.L.C. Campbell Striped Knit Skirt, $350

The artful mismatch of these chunky stripes adds interest to this wrap skirt. Wear with a starched, white button down and gold jewelry.

Cuffed Pants

Tibi Cuffed Pants, $395

Instead of reaching for those jeans (again) why not spice up your weekend errands with a pair of printed pants? These are ideal for biking around town when paired with a t-shirt and flat sandals.

Cropped Sweater

Mango Striped Cropped Sweater, $50

For your next evening out, wear this cropped sweater with high-waisted black shorts and killer heels.