We love a good stripe, whether it’s a Breton, candy or Bengal iteration. But because the look is so timeless, reimagining the staple can prove trying after countless wears. Purveyor of many a striped T-shirt, J.Crew has declared March 31 National Stripes Day, making it the perfect time to inspire a few fresh styling ideas for the classic pattern. From button-downs to boat necks, here are three new ways to rock a stripe, courtesy of J.Crew stylist Jenny Kang. Try these out in celebration of the newly minted holiday this Friday.
National Stripes Day!
"Wear stripes head-to-toe by mixing one stripe with even more stripes! A helpful tip: Stick to the same color palette to keep this look from looking too wacky. I like to tie a tee or thin sweater sideways across the waist and shoulders or in place of a scarf as an of-the-moment layering hack.”
Long-Sleeve Striped Dress
Striped Boatneck T-Shirt
"Shirting stripes are my favorite kind of stripes. I love how this pajama set mixes different shirting stripes together—and it’s definitely wearable during the daytime with pant like this Cropped Chambray pair."
Cropped Chambray Pant With Tie
Striped Pajama Set
"Borrow from the boys with a great oversized striped shirt—wear this button-down styled over a crewneck tee and tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans for added dimension."
Point Sur Relaxed Cropped Bootcut Jean
New Vintage Cotton T-Shirt
Button-Up Shirt In Striped Linen