Abigail Cahill O'Brien

On the Hunt for: Striped Shirts

In Fashion on March 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

Coco Chanel wore them.  Need we another reason?

Mine is a cheapy – the stripes are too small and tend to blur together, and it rides up at the hip.  So I’m on the hunt.  And I’m convinced wide (or wide-ish) stripes are key.

Let’s start with two classic takes, from J.Crew and Boden.  Timeless base layers – nothing flashy.

Bateau top, $32 at J. Crew

Textured Breton Top, $38 at Boden

The Gap t-shirt below isn’t quite what Coco wore, but I dig the painterly stripes and flattering v-neck (bateau necklines  emphasize shoulder width).  It would look great under a boyfriend blazer.

Boyfriend Watercolor Rollup Sweater, $49.50 at Gap

And this is a great length over skinny jeans or leggings.

Amberwick Striped Jersey T, $80 at Net-a-Porter

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  1. Petit Bateau has always had one that I admire. Their cotton has a little bit of fairy dust in it, me thinks: http://www.petit-bateau.us/Womens_organic_mariniere_sweater/pd/c/611/np/611/p/2133.html

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