The Hunt for the Perfect Striped Tee

Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee

Any striped tee lover will tell you there is no such thing as too many striped tees. Heck, I own three different black and white striped shirts. You may be reading this and rolling your eyes, but trust me when I say, they are all different.

Topshop Striped Long Sleeve TeeStella & Dot Leopard Pyramid Watch Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee

What I love about this shirt from Topshop is that it has the perfect stripe width, a black collar, and it’s a great thickness (not too heavy, not too thin). I do wish it was oversized (I even ordered up one size from usual), but for this look, I think it works. And hey, it’s a reason to buy another one, right? After all, the hunt never ends. For an oversized shirt, I love my unisex St. James shirt.

Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee Topshop Striped Long Sleeve TeeStella & Dot Leopard Pyramid Watch

As for how to style that black and white striped shirt? The easiest way is to pair it with leopard. The black in both patterns complements each other really well. Quite frankly, it just works. This Joe Fresh scarf is also a great option for mixing stripes and leopard.

Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee Topshop Striped Long Sleeve TeeTory Burch York Buckle Tote

Stay tuned for a full review on this Tory Burch York Buckle tote later this week! Since I’ve gotten it, it’s quickly become my every day bag. I can carry everything I need, and because it’s saffiano leather, it’s easy to clean too. The bag featured is the large version. I’ll be sharing more about why I chose this bag in the review.

Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Tee

Wearing: Topshop shirt (old, similar here and identical here) | Madewell shorts (old, similar here) | J.Crew Factory sandals | Tory Burch tote (also found here and here) | Ray-Ban aviators | Stella & Dot watch

My apologies for the number of pictures in this post! Honestly, it was really hard to narrow down. I loved them all. This outfit was one that I chose to photograph at the last minute, but I’m really happy with how it came together. And the lighting and the water make the outfit even better.

Photos by Yenma K. Photography

  • Nothing beats a stripped tee! Love the pics too.
    XO
    https://splashofpreppy.wordpress.com

    • Ellen

      I completely agree! I’m guilty of featuring a striped tee in outfits on this blog quite a bit, but there’s really nothing better. Have a great week, Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Hi! Striped tees are a must for me, too!
    What a coincidence, I have very similar summer shoes but mine are gold!
    Best regards from Barcelona,
    Marta

    • Ellen

      Omg I would love to have these shoes in gold! Thanks for stopping by, Marta!