15 Chic Striped Shirt Outfits To Wear On Repeat

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Nothing beats a classic striped shirt. To help you with styling this staple for each season, check out our styling guide to the best striped shirt outfits!

We’ve explored the intricacies of French and Parisian street style, and stripes are a recurring symbol of this iconic aesthetic. If you’re looking for a wardrobe staple to create a chic capsule wardrobe, look no further. A classic striped shirt; whether dressing for the colder months or summer season, there is a way to style this striped top for any occasion.

The key is to choose the right type of stripes for your body type—horizontal stripes can make you appear wider, while vertical stripes can create an elongated effect. Stripes are also good at making you look taller and slimmer, but they can also make you look shorter and wider. 

If you’re not gifted with the effortless styling gene, with the aid of our favorite fashion bloggers, we’ve put together 15 ideas for styling striped shirt outfits.


15 Striped Shirt Outfits To Wear On Repeat

1. Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are fashion’s newest ‘it’ garment. Though these aren’t exactly new innovations, they have become popular among luxury brands as fashion veers towards modest, ‘quiet luxury’ aesthetics. Maxi skirts are available in a range of fabrics, however, the most popular are in denim or linen.

If you’re city-hopping this summer, an oversized striped blue shirt paired with a denim skirt and white sneakers will create a casual outfit which is still chic. Alternatively, a great option for a summer look, opt for a white linen skirt with an open shirt, like in Julie’s stunning outfit!

Blue striped shirt
Banana Republic

The Perfect Shirt

At Banana Republic

Reformation Lucy White Maxi Skirt

Lucy Skirt

At Reformation

The Row Tan Allie North/South Leather Shoulder Bag
The Row

Allie North/South Shoulder Bag

At Nordstrom

2. Coord Set

If you often have those ‘I have nothing to wear’ moments, you must invest in co-ord sets in versatile neutral colors for an effortlessly chic look. The problem with some summery co-ord sets is that they can often veer on looking close to vacation or resort outfits, not appropriate for a formal event.

Adding an extra layer over your co-ord with a subtle stripe shirt on top is perfect for juxtaposing the casual resort vibe with the formal aspect of a button-up shirt.

Reformation Striped Sky Relaxed Linen Top

Sky Relaxed Linen Top

At Reformation

Zimmermann Devi Textured Tank

Devi Textured Tank

At Revolve

Zimmermann Devi Textured Skirt

Devi Textured Skirt

At Revolve

3. Swimsuit

Okay, swimwear isn’t exactly an outfit. But if you’re a Thalassophile [that’s an ocean lover], this will likely be your summer wardrobe.

If you like to stay covered while at the beach, either for sun protection or for vanity – oversized boyfriend shirts are the best way to do this. It’s also perfect if you’re packing light for a trip during warmer months, as you can also wear this shirt as an outfit for your evenings [or days] out!

BLANCA Dillon Striped Shirt

Dillon Shirt

At Revolve

Tommy Bahama Pearl Shirred Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit
Tommy Bahama

Pearl Shirred Bandeau Swimsuit

At Nordstrom

Gladys Tamez Brooks Cowboy Hat
Gladys Tamez

Brooks Cowboy Hat

At Nordstrom

4. Denim Jeans

Jeans and a shirt – nothing can be more chic while also taking minimal effort. Jeans a closet essential for every women’s wardrobe, and it’s worth taking the time to find the perfect pair for your body type.

Blue jeans are great for a more casual look year-round, whereas cream or white jeans are a must-have for the summer! Tuck in your shirt with a tan belt to add an aspect of visual interest to the whole outfit.

Striped boyfriend shirt

Poplin Striped Boyfriend Portofino Shirt

At Express

& Other Stories Cream Favorite Cut Jeans
& Other Stories

Favorite Cut Jeans

At & Other Stories

Ferragamo Gancino Calfskin Leather Belt

Gancino Calfskin Leather Belt

At Nordstrom

5. Linen Shorts

Nothing says summer like shorts! This is the perfect choice if you’re looking to style a stripe top for the warm weather. A pair of white shorts with a striped tee is the perfect look for a casual event like a picnic in the park.

If your striped shirt is in a cream or neutral color, pairing it with beige shorts in matching warm tones will coordinate in a cool way.

& Other Stories striped Tube Top
& Other Stories

Tube Top

At & Other Stories

Helsa Linen Beige Rolled Shorts

Linen Rolled Shorts

At Revolve

Reformation Vera Satin Blazer

Vera Satin Blazer

At Reformation

6. Mini Skirt

A great way to style this classic piece is with a super mini skirt, especially if the maxi skirt trend isn’t for you.

Going for a skirt in a fuss-free fabric like denim, linen, or nylon [a retro favorite] keeps it looking like a chic outfit.

oversized cotton strip button up shirt

Pocket Oversize Shirt

At Mango

ARFM White Nolan Parachute Skirt

Nolan Parachute Skirt

At Revolve

Saint Laurent Mini Le 5 à 7 Raffia Hobo
Saint Laurent

Mini Le 5 à 7 Raffia Hobo

At Nordstrom

7. Wide Leg Pants

Most of these outfits aren’t suitable for a formal occasion; however, if you do need a formal outfit for summer, we’ve got the perfect one for you. Wide-leg pants with a striped shirt are the perfect way to incorporate this Parisian style with a modest look.

A long sleeve top with nautical stripes like that which Claire is wearing works for a smart casual look or can be made even more formal with a collared shirt.

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& Other Stories Relaxed Organic Cotton Striped Jersey Top
& Other Stories

Relaxed Organic Cotton Jersey Top

At & Other Stories

Onia Air Linen Pleated Trouser

Air Linen Pleated Trouser

At Revolve

Prada 56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

At Nordstrom

8. Tailored Pants

For a more polished figure-hugging outfit and one of our favorite ways to wear a striped shirt, opt for an elevated pair of tailored pants. This comfortable piece of clothing never goes out of style, and it’s also an essential capsule wardrobe garment.

This outfit will be a classic look for work and play; if you want something more casual, try wearing your trousers with sneakers or flats. If you want an easy way to dress up the look, throw on classic stiletto heels!

rag & bone Maxine Stripe Cotton Button-Up Shirt
rag & bone

Maxine Stripe Cotton Button-Up Shirt

At Nordstrom

Sezane Cyprien Straight Pants

Cyprien Straight Pants

At Sézane

Saint Laurent Tribute Nu Pieds Slide Sandals
Saint Laurent

Tribute Nu Pieds Slide Sandals

At MyTheresa

9. All Black

Black jeans or pants are one of the most versatile pieces for every capsule wardrobe.

Though this may seem like a corporate look, it can be dressed down for a casual Friday with sandals [if permitted at your office].

Anine Bing Striped Sloan Shirt
Anine Bing

Sloan Shirt

At Revolve

& Other Stories Wide Press Crease Trousers
& Other Stories

Wide Press Crease Trousers

At & Other Stories

Anine Bing Black Leather Lizzie Slides
Anine Bing

Lizzie Slides

At Revolve

10. Black Shorts

We’ve already spoken about black pants, and it would be a disservice not to dedicate a section to black shorts. These are underappreciated garments in summer fashion and perhaps feel more like what you wear to the gym than on vacation.

Now, black shorts come in all styles, from formal and tailored to flared denim shorts. Pair this with a striped white top to keep your look cool for the summer!

Anine Bing Knitted Alexis Sweater
Anine Bing

Alexis Sweater

At Revolve

& Other Stories Forever Cut Denim Shorts
& Other Stories

Forever Cut Denim Shorts

At & Other Stories

Hermès Calfskin Womens Chypre Sandals

Calfskin Womens Chypre Sandals

Secondhand at Fashionphile

11. White Linen Pants

If you take any items from this list for styling your striped shirt outfits, this should be it. White pants in a linen fabric are reminiscent of the chic Riviera style and are the go-to choice for an effortless look.

If you are planning to wear this on vacation, rather than a formal shirt, pair your outfit with a striped tank top to keep you cool, calm, and collected.

Saint Laurent Striped Cassandre Tank Top
Saint Laurent

Cassandre Tank Top

At Saint Laurent


x REVOLVE Linen Pants

At Revolve

rag & bone Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses
rag & bone

Polarized Cat Eye Sunglasses

At Nordstrom

12. Denim Shorts

Katy Perry may have brought daisy dukes to fame, but they are here to stay. Though these aren’t the chicest option in our guide, there are some occasions when denim shorts are perfect.

If blue shorts feel too casual, or aren’t in line with your personal style, go for a pair without rips and in white or cream denim for a simple outfit that packs a punch.

Polo Ralph Lauren Stripe Silk Button-Up Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren

Stripe Silk Button-Up Shirt

At Nordstrom

Re/Done Originals 50s Cutoffs

Originals 50s Cutoffs

At Revolve

Strathberry Midi Lana Leather Bucket Bag

Midi Lana Leather Bucket Bag

At Nordstrom

13. Striped Pants

Striped White Shirt Styled with matching Pants and Black Dad Sandals
©Launchmetrics Spotlight

Striped pants might be the last thing you think to pair with striped shirt outfits. However, this chic pajama-style look has gained popularity amongst Scandinavian brands as they favor a laid-back aesthetic.

This isn’t one of the faint-hearted fashionistas. If you want to dip your toe in the pool of stripes, go for a co-ord set in matching stripes. Otherwise, you can go for a combination of vertical and horizontal stripes or stripes of different thicknesses.

To emphasize the boldness of the outfit, keep your accessories minimalistic with chunky sandals and a classic leather bag.

Helsa Cotton Poplin Stripe Oversized Shirt

Cotton Poplin Stripe Oversized Shirt

At Revolve

Solid & Striped Delaney Pant
Solid & Striped

Delaney Pant

At Revolve

Chanel Grained Calfskin Velcro Dad Sandals

Grained Calfskin Velcro Dad Sandals

At Fashionphile

14. Knit Bottoms

Prada Knit Bottoms styled with Striped Shirt and White Pumps
©Launchmetrics Spotlight

Luxury brands love to juxtapose fabrics and garments and give us the opposite of what we’d expect. Like knitted bralettes and mini skirts or sheer oversized garments.

The overall outfit should look edgy, so pair with a pointed pump and a pair of black sunnies in your favorite silhouette. This fashion-forward look isn’t for everyone; however, if you like to experiment with your fashion, this is the one for you!

Balenciaga Swing oversized striped cotton-blend poplin shirt

Swing Oversized Striped Shirt 

At Net-A-Porter

Lovers & Friends Christian Skirt
Lovers and Friends

Christian Skirt

At Revolve

Ray-Ban Gradient Square Sunglasses

Gradient Square Sunglasses 

At Nordstrom

15. Parachute Pants

Another option for making a fashion statement is parachute pants with your striped top. This casual look should be kept exactly that, casual.

Go for a slightly cropped striped tee or tank to pair with the oversized silhouette of nylon pants. For the rest of your outfit, a mini bag will keep it looking less sporty and more feminine!

Blue striped tee
Pomander Place

Blue Striped Presley Tee

At Tuckernuck

AFRM Etienne Parachute Pant

Etienne Parachute Pants

At Revolve

Black Prada Double Strap Sandal

Double Strap Sandal 

At Nordstrom

And there you have it – our styling guide for striped shirt outfits. If you’re still looking for more fashion tips and outfit ideas, check the posts down below!

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