A favorite staple for my mom wardrobe is a striped top. I've got black and white striped tunics, navy and white striped tees, and even red and white striped shirts. They're a classic that is also back as a popular trend. In this post I'm styling 4 mom-friendly outfits (with going out variations) using a blue and white striped maternity tank from PinkBlush Maternity. It is so versatile that I had no problem finding ways to wear it for any time of year, including fall, winter, spring or summer.
While this exact top is maternity to accommodate my growing belly (Our family is growing! Baby Boy #3 on the way) these outfits can be done with ANY short sleeve or sleeveless striped shirt!
If this post helps inspire some new ways to wear the striped tops hanging in your closet, I'd love to hear from you! Be sure to drop a comment with your favorite outfit at the end.
What is a classic striped pattern?
Breton-stripes (nautical looking stripes) are those traditional looking patterns like the ones below. You'll find them on tops, dresses, blazers, cardigans and even shoes and purses. They are timeless and SO classy!
I love how the nautical striped pattern instantly dresses you up but is also are great at hiding stains you might easily get while cleaning or cooking at home... or while trying to feed a two-year old on your lap at a restaurant. ;)
The best Striped Tops to Buy (Look for Versatility)
The secret to buying a striped top that you can wear any season of the year is to shop with versatility in mind.
Striped Shirt Shopping Tip #1 Get one of the classic neutral patterns pictured above
Navy, black, and white/ivory are all neutral colors that combine with ANY other colors.
Striped Shirt Shopping Tip #2 Get a short-sleeve or tank
Long sleeve and quarter sleeve will swelter you in the summer. But short sleeve and tank tops can be worn in the warmer seasons OR layered with cardigans and scarves in the fall and winter.
Striped Shirt Shopping Tip #3 Avoid bell sleeves
Though a super fun detail, ruffles and bell sleeves will make it hard to layer with a cardigan. Reserve ruffles in sleeves for tops you will be able to wear as a blouse--without any cardigan.
Striped maternity tank outfit ideas for Any Day of The Year
1. Striped Top Outfit Idea for SPRING: With Coral Pants + Crochet Vest + Floral Scarf
Since it's spring time as I write this, here are a couple of BONUS spring outfit ideas using olive skinny pants...
2. Striped Top Outfit Idea for SUMMER: With Denim Vest + Colorful Necklace + White Shorts + Gladiator Sandals
3. Striped Top Outfit Idea for FALL: With Distressed Jeans + Mustard Cardigan or Utility Jacket + Slip-On Sneakers
Swapped cardigan with utility jacket.
4. Striped Top Outfit Idea for WINTER: With Burgundy Pants + With Boyfriend Cardigan or Trench Coat + Cognac Riding Boots
Where to Find More Striped shirt Outfit Ideas
Here are some of the favorite blog posts I came across!
Trendy For Cheap: How To Style Stripes (+ Free Printable With 8 Sample Outfits) | Frumpy Fighters Blog
8 Ways to Wear a Striped Top This Summer | Mom Fabulous Blog
9 Striped Tees for Spring + What I Look for in Striped Tees | Putting Me Together Blog
SAHMonday: Striped Top with Some Little Pops | Get Your Pretty On Blog
How to Wear a Breton Navy-striped Top | The Chic Fashionista Blog
Do you have a striped top? Which of these outfits do you want to try to copy? I'd love to hear from YOU!
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