Let's take a moment to praise the striped shirt. The classic design is one of the hardest working pieces in our wardrobe, but it rarely gets the recognition doled out to the LBD (little black dress) or jeans.
You can never have too many striped shirts -- they can easily be dressed up or down. It's that amazing versatility and simple linear pattern that have made the "Breton" stripe a style mainstay.
So, let's give credit where credit's due and celebrate this unsung hero of your closet. Check out the shopable looks below for five awesome reasons why stripe shirts are the greatest.
Because a striped tee is one of the only ways to make overalls look chic.
Boden striped shirt, $38; UNIQLO overalls, $50; Simply Be ballet flats, $60.
Because leather still looks badass when teamed with high contrast stripes.
Mango blazer, $105; Rowme striped lace shirt, $8; H&M Leather biker trousers, $150; Super Retro sunglasses, $10; Vans slip-on sneakers, $45.
Because you should consider stripes a neutral since you can wear them with any color.
3.1 Phillip Lim flared shorts, $275; ORCIVAL Breton-striped cotton T-shirt, $59; Zara Loose-Fit trench coat, $129; Report "Skarlett" shoes, $24; TopShop "Lexi" sunglasses, $30.
Because you're almost guaranteed to look like a chic Parisian when you wear stripes.
ORCIVAL Breton-striped cotton top, $52; Karl Madita vest, $380; Vionnet High Waisted Wide Leg Trousers, $831; Rag & Bone hat, $195; Fossil belt, $27.
Because stripes are the easiest way to power clash like a pro.
A.P.C. Breton-stripe top, $118; Dorothy Perkins clutch, $12; Get The Looks full skirt, $119; Viva Republic studded heels, $30.