Everyone has gone gaga for stripes this spring. Worn with everything from jeans and leggings to navy shorts and red minis, the trend is super-cute and can actually be worn forever. Stripes never go out -- they renew as you re-style them. I especially love a red or navy blazer or cardigan worn over them.
What I love about this American Living Lace Up Henley, available exclusively at JCPenney, is that it's thoroughly modern. I love the sexiness of the neckline, and the American Living version offers a little bit more flavor than a regular striped top. Because it's only $29.99, you can pick this up and also grab another top while you're shopping -- and still have cash to spare!
The dos and don'ts of wearing stripes:
- Do not wear stripes on stripes unless you’re 7 years old and under.
- If you opt for horizontal stripes on top, minimize the look with khaki, navy, red or white shorts below or a slim pair of ankle-length pants.
- If you're nervous about the trend, wear it under a jacket or a solid-colored scarf.
- Don't go for referee stripes because you will look clowny. Remember that this is meant to be a chic and subtle trend.
The henley takes a more nautical approach to styling with a striped print and lace-up placket.
- Tumble dry
By Sasha Charnin Morrison for UsMagazine.com. To read more of the Recessionista blog, click here.
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