1 Piece, 3 Ways: Your Striped Shirt Gets A Not-So-Basic Makeover

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    Striped shirts: We've all got 'em. Whether it's a classic J.Crew tee you've had for years or your favorite boatneck, this reliable standby hangs in closets everywhere. So, in an effort to spice things up, we're putting a whole new spin on this old standard. Whether it's mixing prints like a true trendsetter, or embracing your preppy side, we've got an ensemble to fit your fancy.

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    The New Preppy

    Embrace the boatneck's nautical look wholeheartedly, with brightly hued deck shoes and a denim jacket, to boot. Throw on a pair of sunny shades, and you're ready to take on the world — or at least the yacht club.

    Clockwise from top left: J.Crew Engineered-Stripe Boatneck Top, $45, available at J.Crew; Topshop Moto 70s Blue Denim Western Jacket, $96, available at Topshop; Madewell Hepcat Shades, $55, available at Madewell; Kenzo Knee Length Short, $390.94, available at Farfetch; KORS Michael Kors Beswick Espadrille Flat, $165, available at Michael Kors. MIXPRINT
    Mixed Prints

    To keep your mixed-print ensemble from looking a little too out there, choose a floral pant in a muted tone. Bright gold shoes and a sleek blazer will class up your tee, and get you ready for the office or the latest resto.

    Clockwise from top left: A.L.C. Harris Blazer, $695, available at Moda Operandi; J.Crew Engineered-Stripe Boatneck Top, $45, available at J.Crew; Nasty Gal Pyramid Cutoff Cuff, $20, available at Nasty Gal; Marni Printed Crop Pants, $730, available at Net-A-Porter; ModCloth Golden Globetrotter Heel, $54.99, available at ModCloth; Trish McEvoy Essential Balm, $38, available at Neiman Marcus. shirtgown
    The High/Low Mix

    That's right, ladies. We're officially giving you permission to mix your striped tee with your favorite gown. The high/low mix is our favorite trend right now — just make sure to step it up when it comes to decking out in jewels and kicks.

    Clockwise from top left: J.Crew Engineered-Stripe Boatneck Top, $45, available at J.Crew; Theia Silk Gown, $594.40, available at The Outnet; BCBGMAXAZRIA Thea Envelope Clutch, $99, available at Neiman Marcus; Oscar de la Renta Swarovski Starburst Drop Clip Earrings, $390, available at Oscar de la Renta; Essie Boom Boom Room, $8, available at Essie; Yoox Again&Again Sandals, $123, available at Yoox.

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