6 Updated Outfits With a Striped Tee

Update Outfits With a Striped Tee

6 Updated Outfits With a Striped Tee

Let’s talk about how to update a striped tee! A striped tee is a wardrobe staple, so today I want to share 6 updated outfits with a striped tee to help you make it look fresh.

I love how a striped tee is just as easy to wear as a plain tee, but it provides more visual interest so your outfit looks more stylish with the same amount of effort!

The outfits showcased here use tried-and-true formulas that you can use again and again, but with modern silhouettes to give them a more updated look.

These updated outfits with a striped tee are all from the Spring Wardrobe & Outfit Guide, which is available HERE! If you want to get better at mixing and matching your clothes or have more ideas for how to remix your wardrobe, grab a copy of the guide! With it, you’ll have a plan to put together a stylish, cohesive wardrobe and tons of outfit ideas that will help you mix and match your clothes.

This striped tee can be found HERE. It’s lightweight and drapes well. The stripes are sliiiightly on the faded side, which gives it a mildly vintage vibe and relaxed feel. It’s available in 12 colors and in straight, tall, and petite sizing, HERE. I wear size S.

On to the outfits!

SIZING: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

black and white striped tee + denim girlfriend jeans + olive bomber jacket + white and black sneakers + gold hoops + gold necklace

1. Girlfriend Jeans + Sneakers
First up, I’m pairing the striped tee with girlfriend jeans and sneakers for a super-easygoing casual outfit.

I’ve been wearing this combo for years, but one thing that gives this outfit an updated look is the sneakers! I don’t think I can overemphasize how much a pair of shoes can impact an outfit. If you instantly want to update all of your casual looks, update your lifestyle sneakers. It’ll go a long way! Mine are HERE. (I got them on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Be sure to follow along this July for awesome pieces at steep discounts!)

If you need another layer, throw on a utility jacket! Wearing a shorter jacket also helps add to the modern vibe. That’s not to say you can’t, or shouldn’t, wear longer ones. Shorter ones just add a freshness to outfits these days. Plus, they’re easier to wear with different pant styles, like wide legs and kick flares.

My jacket is HERE. It’s lightweight and comfy to wear. It comes in 3 colors, HERE. But heads up, the black one is not as lightweight as the other two! I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: GAP (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 6)
Jacket: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Sneakers: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 8.5)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

black blazer + black and white striped shirt + cuffed girlfriend jeans + black loafers + gold hoops + gold necklace

2. Blazer + Loafers
You can also dress up a striped tee by pairing it with a blazer and loafers for a smart casual outfit! I typically don’t love outfits like this where you have to rely on the layer to “make” the outfit, but if you know you’ll go somewhere and won’t need to take off your layer, it’s a fun look to try.

If you’re not into stuffy-looking blazers, this one is longer and has a relaxed fit. Find it HERE. I’m wearing size S.

I like that these loafers have a thick sole that’s not too chunky. And, I really like the tan stripe in the middle that gives it a two-toned effect. Find them HERE. I wear size 9.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: GAP (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 6)
Blazer: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Loafers: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 9)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

black and white striped tee + denim jacket + olive green wide leg pants + white and black sneakers + gold initial pendant necklace + gold hoops

3. Olive Wide Leg Chinos + Sneakers
A striped tee and olive bottoms is another tried-and-true formula that I’ve used for years. But, I’m doing it with updated silhouettes, like olive wide leg chinos.

I just shared a post last week with 6 ways to wear these olive wide leg chinos. Check it out HERE if you’d like more ideas! The chinos are lightweight with stretch and comfier than I expected them to be. Definitely worth it if you can grab them on sale. Find them in several colors and in straight, plus, petite, and tall sizing HERE. I wear size 4, so be sure to size down.

If you need a layer, add a denim jacket! It’s the perfect spring layer and works with all your non-blue-jean bottoms, like these chinos! This jacket is structured and sturdy but also flexible, stretchy, and comfy to wear. Find it in 2 washes, HERE. I’m wearing size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: GAP (exact—wearing size S)
Pants: Old Navy (exact—wearing size 4)
Denim Jacket: Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Sneakers: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 8.5)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

white and black striped tee + denim jacket + black wide leg pants + white and black sneakers + gold jewelry

4. Black Wide Leg Pants
A striped tee with black pants is another timeless outfit combo, but again, you can update it by varying the silhouette of your pants. Here I’m wearing wide leg again. And, I love these pants!! They’re lightweight, really soft, and comfy! I love how the big buttons on the front add character. Find them in 8 colors, HERE. I wear size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: GAP (exact–wearing size S)
Denim Jacket: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Pants: Kohl’s (
exact–wearing size 6)
Sneakers: Nordstrom (
exact–wearing size 8.5)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

black and white striped t-shirt + light wash kick flare jeans + white cropped jacket + tan flats + gold earrings + gold necklace

5. Light Wash Jeans
You can change the look of a striped tee by pairing it with lighter denim, too! I dressed up the striped tee just a bit by going with flats instead of sneakers. I also added a white jacket to keep the palette lighter and create a different overall look than the first one.

These jeans are the Madewell Kick Out jeans, which are super popular. But, I got them for nearly 45% off! They’re sturdy but fairly soft and have some stretch. Not the stretchiest ever, but they feel supportive. And, I love the wash! They sold out once and then came back in stock, so check if your size is available HERE, and snatch them up if it is! I wear size 28.

This jacket is really, really lightweight and easy to wear. It comes in 2 colors, HERE. I wear size S but it’s pretty roomy!

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: GAP (exact–wearing size S)
Jacket: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (
exact–wearing size 28)
Flats: Nordstrom (similar–same shoe, different colors)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

 

rust cardigan sweater + white and black striped tee + light wash kick flare jeans + white and black sneakers + gold earrings + gold necklace

6. Light Jeans + Cardigan + Sneakers
Here is the same outfit base above, but with sneakers instead of flats. This time I went with a cardigan to keep the outfit really casual. This is the kind of outfit I wear to the park with my kids or for everyday life working from home and doing school drop-off and pickups.

My cardigan is old and no longer available.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: GAP (exact–wearing size S)
Sweater: Kohl’s (similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack (
exact–wearing size 28)
Sneakers: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8.5)
Earrings: Amazon (exactwearing 30mm)
Necklace: Nordstrom (
exactnearly identicalbut way more affordable!)

Those are several updated outfits with a striped tee! And, you can make countless more — we didn’t even touch joggers, leggings, skirts, or dressier pants! I hope this gives you some ideas to play around with for your striped tee!

If you want to create your own remixable wardrobe, check out the Spring Wardrobe & Outfit Guide. You’ll have a plan for pulling together your wardrobe, be able to identify gaps, and have a catalog with tons of outfit ideas for pieces you own. Find it HERE!


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