5 Ways to Wear Striped Tops When It’s Not Summer

The striped print, like many nautical prints, is very popular during summer, so we’ve always associated this print with the warm and festive season. But this winter, we’ve been seeing more stripey clothing than usual. We guess this means striped tops have broken free of their summery image.

You, our fashionable readers, can put stripes right next to tartan as a beloved print for winter season. Yes, it can be done. Here are some of the stylish people who made striped tops their winter staple. Find out how they made it work:

1. Wear a striped turtleneck top with a pair of high-waisted pants for the ultimate retro look.

January-Jones1January Jones running errands in West Hollywood, California, on January 24, 2014

We just recently featured January Jones, but we were so smitten with her Parisian look that we just had to include her outfit once again in this post. The pairing of the striped top with the high-waisted pants is so classic. It is also figure-flattering and can make your legs look longer.

You can trade the cap for a newsboy hat or an earflap cap if you want and then finish off the look with oxfords or lace-up shoes.

2. Wear dungarees over your striped top and warm up in a chic jacket.

Fearne-CottonFearne Cotton seen arriving at BBC Radio 1 studios in Central London, England, on December 10, 2013

Fearne Cotton, a British announcer and TV presenter, took her striped top (which looks like writing paper, by the way) and wore it with chambray dungarees. You can either wear a skirt or shorts dungarees with this. This look is so versatile because you can also transition it into summer by losing the tights and the coat and opting for a pair of loafers.

3. Go edgy with a thick button-down shirt and high-waist trousers.

Jessica-AlbaJessica Alba leaving Bristol Farms in Los Angeles on October 20, 2013

Edgy chic Jessica Alba shows how versatile a striped top can be. You can easily wear one with an open button-down shirt. The striped tee works so flawlessly with denim pants. Accessorize with a fedora hat and a pair of boots.

4. Wear your striped top with a full midi skirt.

ChristinaFashion blogger Christina

A striped top may have a casual vibe, but it can quickly look dressy with a sweet midi skirt. It has to be a full skirt to give your look a sophisticated flair to it. Like Christina, give it more style by wearing a pair of classic pumps.

5. Pair a striped top with distressed denims, trainers, and an oversized blazer or coat.

CharlotteFashion blogger Charlotte

Style blogger Charlotte looks so effortlessly stylish in a striped top that she wore with a pair of distressed jeans. The additional play on prints, care of her snakeskin trainers, gave this a more interesting vibe. You can wear either an oversized blazer or a double-breasted coat to achieve this look.

Now, add more striped tops to your current wardrobe. Here are some gorgeous picks:

Demy-Lee-Gwen-SweaterDemy Lee Gwen Sweater, $165

Alice-+-Olivia-Ottoman-Pinstripe-Boxy-SweaterAlice + Olivia “Ottoman” Pinstripe Boxy Sweater, $242

Harvey-Faircloth-Sailor-Stripe-Boyfriend-TeeHarvey Faircloth Sailor Stripe Boyfriend Tee, $165

Madewell-Striped-Ingrid-PulloverMadewell Striped Ingrid Pullover, $95

Hatch-The-Bateau-TopHatch The Bateau Top, $158

Harvey-Faircloth-Sailor-Stripe-TeeHarvey Faircloth Sailor Stripe Tee, $145

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