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5 Days, 5 Ways: The Striped T-Shirt (Updated!)

Get hyped for stripes

If you can’t tell, we’ve been in a nautical state of mind lately at SG HQ. So it’s time to give one specific time-tested, boat-ready staple the 5 Days, 5 Ways treatment. That’s right, we’re talking about the striped t-shirt.

A striped t-shirt will do your solids one better by bringing extra flavor to your outfit, without being, y’know, too much. Stripes play well with other prints and patterns, and automatically elevate your basic tee with a certain je ne sais quoi, n’est’ce pas? Oui!

THE STRIPED TEE: H&M, $10*

*We know! So cheap!

Below, five ways to wear a striped t-shirt this summer:

MONDAY

jacket: Gap, $89 | sunglasses: MVMT, $90 | chinos: 1901, $70

headphones: Fitbit, $130 | wallet: Fossil, $50 | sneakers: Converse, $90

Wear it well: Paired with a denim jacket and olive chinos, the striped tee looks right at home. Want to up the trendy factor? Swap the pants for a modern cargo version in the same neutral hue.

TUESDAY

jacket: Banana Republic, $98 | chinos: J.Crew, $68 | shoes: Rivieras, $70

watch: Ted Baker, $175 | glasses: Warby Parker, $95

Wear it well: This look is devious in its simplicity. You can’t go wrong with dark colors on the top and bottom when you get just a hint of fun thanks to those “Somebody get me a mai tai” Rivieras on your feet.

WEDNESDAY

suit: H&M | loafers: De La Rentis, $70

pocket square: Nordstrom Men’s Store, $40 | watch: Komono, $63

Wear it well: Yes, you can wear a striped t-shirt with a suit. Especially in the summer!

THURSDAY

backpack: Herschel, $100 | pants: Dockers, $37 | sneakers: Vans, $50

socks: Bombas, $12 | belt: Express, $40

Wear it well: This time, we’re swapping the chinos for a 5-pocket pant and adding a backpack for an easy-breezy travel look.

FRIDAY

shorts: Tilly, $30 | cardigan: Land’s End, $70 | cap: Faherty, $38

sneakers: Tommy Hilfiger, $60 | bracelets: Miansai, $65 (blue); A.R.Z. Steel, $70 (red)

Wear it well: Taylor has a fun tradition of buying a tourist-y piece of apparel whenever she travels, and I might just have to adopt the habit. It’s fun to have a memento from a trip and when they have that pre-worn-in vibe like the Nantucket number above? All. The. Better.

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