What to Wear: Spring & Summer Stripes

When spring is in its early weeks, it’s always a bit confusing here in Toronto. You can leave the house in the morning, clenching your jacket while commuting in the chilly air but leave the office sweating because the sun is out in full force. One word: layers. Layers are your best friend when facing seasonal transitions in this city.

In anticipation of sunnier days ahead, I’ve been pinning up a storm and day dreaming of all the summer outfits I plan to put together this season. One thing most of these ensembles have in common are stripes. Perhaps it’s because stripes can make a plain outfit immediately look chic or maybe it’s because stripes are so effortlessly, Parisian-cool. Whatever it is, every summer, without fail, I am a sucker for stripes.

See below a few of my favourite striped finds with links so you can make the purchase.

Ruffle-sleeve T-shirt in stripe
J.Crew, Ruffle-sleeve T-shirt in stripe
Zara, Striped Cropped Trouser
Chriselle x J.O.A. Wide Leg Jumpsuit
Chriselle x J.O.A. Wide Leg Jumpsuit
Anthropologie_Striped Paperbag-Waisted Shorts
Anthropologie, Striped Paperbag-Waisted Shorts
Zara, Flowing Cropped Trouser


J.Crew, Striped straw market tote
Fitted Crop Stretch Linen-Cotton Stripe Blazer
Banana Republic, Fitted Crop Stretch Linen-Cotton Stripe Blazer
J.Crew, Racerback tank dress in stripe
J.Crew, Racerback tank dress in stripe
Zara, Button-up dress with pockets


Solid & Striped, The Anne-Marie One-piece Swimsuit
J.Crew, Midi shirtdress in stripe
J.Crew, Midi shirtdress in stripe
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Club Monaco, Rheah Jumpsuit


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J.Crew, Short-sleeve button-up shirt in wide stripe
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Zara, Wrap Midi Dress
betron stripes notebook
Indigo, Breton Stripes Notebook
Anthropologie_Striped Eyelet Romper
Anthropologie, Striped Eyelet Romper
Hudson’s Bay Company x Herschel Multi-stripe Novel Duffle Bag
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Club Monaco, Midian Top
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J.Crew, Side-button skirt in tahlia stripe


Aritzia, Kaltag Blouse
Aritzia, Kaltag Blouse

My advice for wearing stripes is, make your stripes your standout, statement piece. Pair stripes with fairly plain, solid colours to ensure your outfit doesn’t clash. Also, if you can find yourself a straw hat, a patio, and a glass of wine, you’ve added the cherry on top to your striped ensemble.

What are your favourite striped pieces? Let me know in the comments!

Are you on Pinterest? Find me pinning away, here: https://www.pinterest.ca/lauren_rg/ 

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