stripe tee with laces

Living sustainably sometimes means leaving trends behind. Yes, tassel earrings are cute but how long will you really be able to wear them? Or what about chambray dresses. Yes, they are adorable but will you still be wearing them next year? This fall, why not fill your closet with clothing items that you can wear year after year? The striped tee is one of those pieces. A basic striped tee is such a versatile piece and you should have at least one in your closet (I own two 3).

The Casual Outfit

closet staple striped tee

closet staple striped tee

Similar Hat Here  | Similar Striped Tee Here | H&M Skinny Jeans | Similar Heels Here

This outfit is the epitome of casual chic. For this look, I chose my favorite organic cotton skinny jeans from H&M. They fit me so well and they are 97% organic cotton and they are on sale for $19.99. The striped tee was a thrift find that I couldn’t resist. I love the lace-up detail on this top.

How To Pull It Off

To recreate this look yourself, pair your favorite skinny jeans with a black and white striped tee like this one from Everlane for only $25. Tuck your tee into your jeans and be sure to put on a skinny belt, I really like these belts from Steve Madden for only $12. Note how I cuffed my pant legs. This helps to show off the boots or heels you choose to wear.

The Work  Uniform

closet staple the striped tee

closet staple the striped tee

H&M Lyocell Utility Jacket | Similar Striped Tee Here | Similar Skirt Here

This basic striped tee from H&M pairs perfectly with my blush work skirt. It’s an unlikely duo but they work great together.

closet staple the striped tee

Similar Striped Tee Here | Similar Jacket Here | Similar Skirt Here | Similar Shoes Here

For a more classic professional look pair the black and white striped tee with your favorite pencil skirt and a classy blazer. This is a polished look that incorporates the striped trend seamlessly.

The striped tee will take your wardrobe to new heights.

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