54 Fresh Ways to Wear a Classic Stripe Top — Plus, Our Favorites For $30 or Less

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There are certain colors and prints we associate with each season — pastels and florals for Spring, jewel tones and shimmer for Winter, and bright hues and nautical stripes for Summer. Specifically, striped tops, from tees to sweaters.

Despite actually being a staple year round, striped tops feel quintessential at the beach, on a boat, and, of course, for holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, especially in shades of red and blue. But like with every other heroic item in our wardrobes (tanks, blazers, white t-shirts), striped tops can skew snoozy if you always wear your go-to versions the same few ways.

This Summer, why not shake things up in the striped top department, whether with a bouncier color, bolder pattern, or fresher silhouette? (Just wait until you see the puffy-sleeve version I'm obsessed with, ahead.) And who better to inspire a refreshing take on wardrobe staples than the ever-stylish women of the street style scene?

Ahead, we've collected 54 fashionable takes on classic striped tops, from effortless, off-duty looks to smarter takes for work and beyond. Plus, we've rounded up our favorite striped tops from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl's — which a little someone named Mindy Kaling has proven to be a fan of — all between $14 and $30.

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Loose-fitting jeans and cowboy boots give a striped top a "right now" feel.

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Skip red and blue in favorite of a chirpy yellow hue.

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Dress a simple long-sleeved striped tee with a miniskirt and heels.

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For work, layer one under a blazer and embrace a mixed color palette.

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Give your off-duty striped outfit a '90s influence with lug-sole combat boots.

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Neon shades are big this season, and what better way to accent a head-to-toe look than with a striped top tied around your shoulders?

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Layer a striped tee underneath your favorite slip dress.

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A blue and white stripe pairs seamlessly with red-lined trousers.

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Double the bold stripes, double the fun.

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Chunky sandals give a simple striped top and black pants a modern feel.

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Try a colorful stripe with utility shorts for a playful weekend look.

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On chilly days, wrap a cream-and-navy striped sweater around your shoulders like a scarf.

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A winning combo: stripes and camouflage.

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Give a bright stripe a boyish spin with straight-leg jeans and cool loafers.

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If pattern play is your game, team your stripes with another classic: leopard print.

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What's more fun than a multicolored stripe, pastel accessories, and a bucket hat?

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Nautical on top, business on bottom.

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Temper a multicolored knit with camel pants and neutral accessories.

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Play up bright stripes with colorful pants and edgy extras.

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Go quirky-chic by teaming a striped sweater with jeans and tucking them into cowboy boots (like Princess Diana) with a printed bag to finish.

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A striped top is the perfect base for double denim.

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Pick out a color from a bright, striped sweater and wear it on bottom for a vivid look. Bonus points for an even brighter bag.

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A graphic stripe feels cool for Summer with cropped pants and a trendy bucket hat.

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For a little texture, layer a striped T-shirt under a silky wrap dress.

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The hottest days call for a striped tank or crop top.

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Layer a classic stripe underneath a bolder version for a maximalist take.

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How to dress down a black suit? With a simple striped tee, of course.

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Give "ugly" sandals a try with your favorite striped top and joggers.

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A camel jacket is timeless over blue and navy stripes with jeans.

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Layer a colorfully striped knit over a printed dress for all the fun.

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What else is there to pair with a rainbow stripe skirt than a similarly bright stripe on top?

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When running errands, team a loose-fitting striped top with a denim skirt and sneakers.

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A timeless trench coat over navy and white stripes is forever classic.

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Lean into the French-girl vibe by topping off a suit and striped tee with a beret.

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A plaid blazer smartens up a striped top for work.

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Mix and match stripe patterns to ensure an eye-catching outfit.

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Quintessentially Summer, blue and white stripes pair perfectly with white pants and cute flats.

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Dress up bold stripes for evening by teaming with a similarly colored skirt and heels.

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Sporty sandals are the perfect on-trend anchor to a striped shirt and cropped pants.

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Dare to mix stripes with a floral print set.

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You can't go wrong with a mix of wardrobe staples like this combo of jeans with a denim jacket and striped top.

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A striped top and checked pants work well together in the same colorway.

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You can't fail in a striped tank and white pants for Summer.

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A striped shirt, jeans, and sneakers are simple, but pulled-up socks give the look a funkier spin.

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A cream-colored blazer is smart over a striped tee and jeans.

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Black and white stripes pop over red and black.

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Not sure what to pair with a feather-lined skirt? How about a striped top in a complementary hue?

POPSUGAR Babydoll Swing Tee
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POPSUGAR Babydoll Swing Tee

POPSUGAR Babydoll Swing Tee ($22, originally $30). Also available in Plus Size .

POPSUGAR Babydoll Swing Tee
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POPSUGAR Babydoll Swing Tee

POPSUGAR Babydoll Swing Tee ($22, originally $30). Also available in Plus Size.

POPSUGAR Striped Sweatshirt
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POPSUGAR Striped Sweatshirt

POPSUGAR Striped Sweatshirt ($26, originally $44). Also available in Plus Size.

POPSUGAR Pocket Pullover Sweater
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POPSUGAR Pocket Pullover Sweater

POPSUGAR Pocket Pullover Sweater ($30, originally $50). Also available in Plus Size .

POPSUGAR Pocket Pullover Sweater
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POPSUGAR Pocket Pullover Sweater

POPSUGAR Pocket Pullover Sweater ($30, originally $50). Also available in Plus Size .