Tried And Tested: My Week In Striped Shirts

Tried And Tested: My Week In Striped Shirts

With striped shirts having a major moment right now, it's hard to know which style is best to buy and how to wear them. I have found some favourites to buy now and test drove how to wear them...

Shirts in general are having a major moment and as designers have started to be more obscure in their design, bloggers and stylists have become creative with how they wear them.

They are pretty much a fashion girl's work 'uniform' and can be worn with everything - yes, that's right. Our favourite right now is the blue striped shirt, so much so that we wore one every day for a week.  

The best thing about the development of the shirt is that the high street has nailed it and produced some great ones that look super expensive. So, here is my week in striped shirts with some styling tips on how you can wear them to work, on holiday, or even out for drinks. 

Shop the best striped shirts, all available to buy now...

Not just the one stripe...

Wanting to go for something a little extra special? Then go all out with a designer shirt. This one from Acne has an amazing patchwork stripe with added raw hem detailing. It's perfect for work with a smarter wide leg trouser or even for a casual day look when paired with jeans. I also love that it has extra large cuff which, for me, sets a shirt apart from others and is very on trend for this season. Patchwork stripe shirt, £350 Acne Studios at Net-a-Porter.com.

Tie fronts for lunch...

Opting for a sleeveless shirt is ideal for summer as they're super cool. This Mango shirt is perfect for weekend lunching when worn with a silk skirt and sliders as I have. If you want to wear for work, perhaps team with a smart cullotte and backless loafer. I will definately be wearing this on holiday as well, with shorts and a flip flop. The long tie front details gives it that extra something that will make it stand out from the rest. Tie Front Sleeveless Stripe Shirt, £29.99, Mango 

Shop more: our round-up of the best slide sandals

Make a statement...

Go all out and make a shirt statement with this floor length a-symetric shirt from Palmer Harding. All of their shirts are insane, and each very different, so it's the perfect destination if you are looking for that all out shirt. If you are going for a style like this then keep the rest of your look simple - either jeans or a white trouser would also look great with this. Long A-Symetric Shirt, £415 , Palmer Harding 

Linen for the beach...

Linen shirts are my favourite in summer, and I always tend to go for them a size or two bigger so they sit really slouchy. This long shirt looks great with a cropped jean for shopping at weekends or with a brogue for work. This is also the perfect beach cover up and can be worn over a bikini on hols - just simply unbutton and add a straw hat. Linen Knit Stripe Shirt, £22.99, Zara 

Read more: best bikinis for slaying on the beach this summer

Deep blue for daytime...

Make more of a statement with your shirt for everyday and and go for a bright blue. A collarless option also makes it a little more relaxed and casual for everyday wear. Team with shorts or jeans and tuck it in if possible to create some shape. Turn up your cuffs - just roughly, and in one big turn, for a more creative way to style your shirt. Deep Blue Collarless Stripe Shirt, £95 , Mads Norgaard

Wear with silk for night... 

A striped shirt for a night out? Yes, that's right! Simply wear underneath a slip dress and you are good to go. And we're currently even doing it in the day time for work here at InStyle HQ. It also doesn't have to be a non-button shirt - wear either way, they will both look equally great. This Zara shirt has an extra dressed up feel due to its statement cuffs with large gold popper detail. Oversized Cuff Stripe Shirt, £22.99 , Zara

 
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