Since I am committed to making more thoughtful purchases this year, when I buy something I want to be sure I can style it multiple ways. So today I am sharing my new striped shirt 5 ways. This pretty shirt went on sale at Loft on Friday – 50% off in fact. I had rewards coupons too so it was a major score. However, no matter the price, it’s a waste of money if it sits in the closet, rarely worn.
While I am showcasing my striped shirt, you could easily re-create the looks below with what you have in your closet. Maybe it’s a short sleeve striped shirt, maybe it’s a plaid one, maybe it’s a print – the idea is to give you ideas! Trust me on this, I could make so many more outfits with this shirt – these are just the first 5 but there are many more.
Striped Shirt + Distressed Denim Shorts
Quintessential summer look achieved by pairing the striped shirt with distressed denim shorts. I tied the shirt at the waist but it could also be tucked in.
Striped Shirt + White Denim
Pairing the striped shirt with white denim is easy peasy, right? I added a belt but a half tuck would work as well.
Striped Shirt + White Shorts
If it’s too hot for denim, wear shorts! These white pull on shorts are from Kohl’s. They are thick enough to hold everything in and have some stretch. I own them in black too – I am wearing them in a size 6 for reference.
Striped Shirt + Blue Satin Shorts
I wore this outfit yesterday to breakfast and then the movies. It kept me cool and comfortable and I loved the look. The striped shirt has a think nay blue stripe that works so well with these satin, pull on shorts. The half tuck is so flattering – especially if you have a tummy like I do. It breaks up that area without creating too much bulk (like a full tuck would).
Striped Shirt + Wide Leg Linen Pants
As soon as we got home from the movies I changed into these wide leg linen pants. It had rained and cooled things off – coupled with the a/c I was chilly. This was an outfit I knew I wanted to create, these pants have been worn weekly. The style of this shirt just seemed to perfectly dress up the pants. Kind of casual chic in my book.
I hope these outfit ideas get you thinking of what you can do with what you have on hand. Or, what holes you might have in your closet. I am on a mission to build a closet of clothes I love that can be worn in multiple ways so that I never look in it again and think, “I have nothing to wear!”
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate you so very much. I’ll see you back here on Thursday with Fashion Files!