10. Striped t-shirts and sweaters
(Left to Right) Women’s LLBean Signature Wool Blend Sweater, Pullover; & Other Stories Relaxed Collar Sweater; Aqua Cashmere Stripe Quarter Zip Cashmere Sweater; Plus Authentic Women’s Talbots Talbots Boat Neck T-Shirt – Palm Stripe
LLBean; & other stories; that of Bloomingdale’s; Talbots
The allure of stripes is an easy habit to learn. Once you get started, it’s nearly impossible to stop collecting everything from boatneck tees to button-up shirts and chunky sweaters, all adorned with horizontal stripes of color. Fashion editors always use the phrases “French-inspired” or Breton to describe these pieces, but really, you only have to look at our own American flag and our preppy collegiate history to understand. Timeless and chic, they’re pretty much the best friend your jeans can have. Choose a sporty sweater like the & Other Stories relaxed neck jumper in white stripe ($89, stories.com/en_usd), Aqua Cashmere Stripe Quarter Zip Cashmere Sweater in Caban/Ivory ($198, bloomingdales.com) or Women’s Signature LLBean Wool Blend Sweater, Sailcloth or Navy Stripe Sweater ($129, llbean.com), or opt for a t-shirt like the Talbots Women’s Plus Authentic Talbots Boat Neck Tee – Palm Stripe in Sandcastle Multi ($75, talbots.com).
My last word: Hurry up! These 10 items are most commonly marked as out of stock or on the waitlist, so buy early in the season to avoid disappointment or just pick them up whenever they go on sale.