6 Brilliant Ways To Dress Up A Striped Shirt

Though there may be holes in the elbows and the white stripes are more "beige" by now, you still can't be bothered to get rid of your standby striped shirts, eh? The fact is, if you're anything like us, that first striped wonder has spawned a half-dozen more in varying styles, shapes, and degrees of simplicity. Likely, you've probably exhausted all the ways to style that linear beauty (or at least it feels like it), but that's where we come in. Here, we're offering you just a few more ways to keep that shirt working hard for you by  concocting six simple styling tricks that'll make your old best friend feel like a hot new fling! Ready to walk the line with us? Trust, you'll be happy you did. 
Photo: Via Mango
1 of 6
Mix Up The Stripes — With all the awning stripes on the market today, it's easy (and fun!) to do a little pattern play. Just psir them with your trusty horizontal stripes.

Photo: Via Madewell
2 of 6
Layer Them Under A Summer "Suit" — With all the different styles of shorts and vests on the market today, it's super easy to craft a summer "suit." Just layer a striped shirt underneath to keep things grounded!

Photo: Via Mango
3 of 6
Replace Your White Tees — Whenever you feel inclined to reach for a plain white tee, choose a striped shirt instead. Even if your layering piece is patterned or you're wearing printed pants, it'll work — trust us. Stripes are the new neutrals!

Photo: Via Net-a-Porter
4 of 6
Put An Iron-On On It — Fun iron-on graphics are just a Google search away. Find your favorite, stick it on an old striped shirt, and admire. Easiest DIY, ever?

Pixie Market Graphic Shirt, $76, available at Pixie Market
5 of 6
Add A Glitzy Skirt — A loose-fit, glitzy skirt covered in brocade, metallics, or sequins can be worn outside of the party circuit, as long as you pair it with a soft, striped tee and summer sandals. Cinch it at the waist with a leather belt, to really keep it casual.

Photo: Via J.Crew
6 of 6
Summer-ize A Work Look — To take the stiffness out of a (pant or skirt) suit, pair it with a striped knit. And... voilà! Welcome to Summer Fridays, every day.

Reiss Nelli Top, $115, available at Reiss.