Striped shirts are an every season wardrobe staple. Easy to work in with your other old favourites and new buys, they’re the cost-per-wear hero you never knew you needed.
We're in love with Vetements uneven hem It shirt — one of the coolest ways to wear a shirt right now — but we predict a sell-out so we've rounded up the more budget-acceptable buys to shop now.
A few seasons ago, amped up stripes were where it was at, but now we're back to the classic — white and blue, white and black, white and red (if you're feeling garish). Our main exception to this rule is J.Crew's technicolour tee-sleeve shirt.
Though the striped shirt is an investment piece, and one of the occasions when you can justify a few hundred pounds, the high street has also got some gems. Whether you're after a mini stripe, a giant print or horizontal (not a total no-go), they've got it.
The best thing about the striped shirt is its versatility. It’s a must piece for the Instagram elite, with a well-fitting blue jean and a backless loafer.
It’s also good for mixing up your work wardrobe — just swap it in for your white shirt.
Same with your holiday packing. If, like us, you struggle with the teeny luggage allowance on flights, you’ll be happy with how little space and weight they take up as a beach cover-up. The perfect piece for a capsule wardrobe, whatever the weather.
We’ll be wearing ours with wide leg trousers this season, for an easy all-weather look for this faux summer we’re having. Not only is it a versatile day look but it works for a dinner out too.
Make it a little more casual with a raw-hem ankle-skimming jean. (We’re thinking a Levi’s Wedgie.)
Meet the new wardrobe staple you didn’t know you needed…