Under $100: Strut Your Stripes

Marjorie Harvey in Striped Outfit - Style Guide

Stripes are perhaps the most stylish pattern a woman can own: Florals, polka dots and plaids may come and go on the runway, but stripes are seen perennially. Even better, they are actually a rather neutral pattern that can pair with a variety of colors and different patterns. The nautical vibe of stripes makes them a summer wardrobe staple.

Here are our favorite ways to wear stripes this season, all for $100 or less:

Take a cue from Rihanna and pair your striped shirt with ripped jeans and heels; it’ll elevate your look from sailor to style icon.

Rihanna in Striped Shirt - Shop the Image

1. Clu Too Striped Sailor Top ($78)
2. Madewell Striped Moment Shirt ($70)
3. Lush Stripe Off the Shoulder Top ($22)

Is there any dress more perfect for a summer soiree than a floaty and flirty striped one, like Emma Stone’s? Pair it with your favorite wedge sandals for a completely effortless look.

Emma Stone in Striped Dress - Shop the Image

1. ASTR Stripe Wrap Maxi Dress ($98)
2. Lush Stripe Fit & Flare Dress ($58)
3. Socialite Stripe Cross Back Shift Dress ($34)

To add a fun pop to even the most basic outfit, add a pair of eye-catching striped shoes, a la Jessica Biel.

Jessica Biel in Striped Shoes - Shop the Image

1. Keds for Kate Spade New York Kick Sequin Stripe Sneaker ($85)
2. Soludos Candy Stripe Smoking Espadrille Flat ($55)
3. London Rebel Stripe Point Flat Shoes ($33)

Just like striped shoes, a striped bag, like Kylie Jenner’s, offers an element of interest and design that a plain accessory may not otherwise provide.

Kylie Jenner with Striped Bag - Shop the Image

1. Maika Stripe Blue Carryall Tote ($58)
2. Shiraleah Arwen Zip Pouch ($52)
3. Del Mano Striped Shoulder Bag ($24)


A striped bathing suit can flatter any body type. Take notes from Angela Simmons.

Angela Simmons in Striped Bathing Suit - Shop the Image

1. Missguided Mono Stripe Cutout One Shoulder Swimsuit ($40)
2. Charlotte Russe Ruffle Accent Striped Swimsuit ($27)
3. Lovers + Friends Seeing Stripes Bikini Top ($51)

-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com