How to Wear a Striped Tee — 5 Outfit Formulas, From Casual Wear to Dates to Work!

Striped T-shirt Outfits casual, nice, office

It’s time for another One Piece Many Ways remix! I am very intent on creating a wardrobe that is purposeful, and for me, that means having pieces that are versatile so that I can do more with less. Today, we’re talking about a piece that has been a longtime staple in my wardrobe—a striped tee! I love how it gives you the comfort of a t-shirt, except the print makes outfits interesting without you having to try harder! 👏🏽 A striped tee is a closet workhorse, and I want to show you how to wear a striped tee, from casual wear to a date look to work looks. Gotta love that versatility!

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This striped tee in particular is one that I’ve shown a lot, so I thought I’d round up all the looks into a remix post! This tee is VERY COMFY. It’s super duper SOFT and STRETCHY! So, so, so soft. This tee is fitted, so it creates a neat, polished look, as opposed to a more relaxed and casual one. That means you can wear it in work outfits as well as in casual outfits. Find it HERE. I wear size M.

If you’re looking for other striped tee options, I rounded up more in the widget below. There is a variety of options, including some that have a looser fit and are more casual and relaxed.

On to outfits! I have outfits for several different seasons, which hopefully helps with the variety of weather that each of us might have!

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

 

Nice Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + cream long cardigan + medium blue skinny jeans + cognac suede booties + tan earrings + gold pendant necklace + cognac tote bagNice Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + cream long cardigan + light blue straight leg raw hem jeans + tan suede flats + gold pendant necklace + grey crossbody bag

First up is a classic jeans and cardigan combo, and I have two versions of it! One is with skinny jeans and booties and the other is with straight leg jeans and flats. No matter which cut of jeans you prefer, this combo works effortlessly!

Those skinny jeans are both my favorite ULTRA COMFY brand, Wit & Wisdom. If you’re new around here, they are VERY, VERY comfortable with super stretchy legs AND a stretchy and forgiving waistband! What good is a pair of stretchy jeans if the waistband isn’t stretchy, too? Unfortunately, the pair of straight leg jeans I’m wearing above is no longer available, but there are lots of other pairs that you can check out HERE.

Shop the Outfits:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4; similar)
Booties: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Tote: Nordstrom (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (similar—I wear size M)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Straight Leg Jeans: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Flats: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 9; similar)
Grey Crossbody Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

 

Nice Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + magenta long cardigan + medium blue skinny jeans + cognac booties + gold earrings + gold pendant necklace + cognac tote bagNice Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + green long cardigan + black straight leg raw hem jeans + tan suede flats + gold pendant necklace + cognac tote bag

Here are two variations of jeans + a cardigan, one with a colored cardigan, and one with a colored cardigan and black jeans! Since a black and white striped tee is made of all neutral colors, you can do this combo with a lot of different colored jeans and all sorts of colored cardigans.

Shop the Outfits:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Burgundy Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (similar, similar)
Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4; similar)
Booties: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 9)
Tote: Nordstrom (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact—wearing size M)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Green Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Black Jeans: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Flats: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 9; similar)
Tote: Nordstrom (exact)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

 

Date Nice Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + black moto jacket + cognac corduroy skinny pants + black suede pumps + leopard print earrings + gold pendant necklace + burgundy satchel bagDate Nice Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + black moto jacket + cognac corduroy skinny pants + black suede pumps + gold pendant necklace + burgundy satchel bag close up

Style the tee in a cool outfit with super stretchy corduroys and a moto jacket! These corduroys are surprisingly comfortable, and they come in 10 colors! Check them out HERE. I wear size 4. Keep the outfit casual with Chelsea boots or dress it up with black pumps.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Moto Jacket: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4; similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: (similar, similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact—wearing size M)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

 

Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + rust sherpa fleece zip up + medium blue skinny jeans + leopard sneaker booties + white earrings + cognac tote bag Casual Outfit: black and white striped tee + rust sherpa fleece zip up + medium blue skinny jeans + leopard sneaker booties + cognac tote bag close up

Here’s a casual outfit with jeans and cool sneakers. I love mixing stripes with leopard print!

For an extra layer, I added this really cozy faux shearling zip up. I’ve worn this nonstop throughout the last several months and love it! It’s cozy but lightweight, so I love to throw it on over t-shirts and sweatshirts for an easy, casual layer. It comes in 6 colors, HERE. I wear size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Jacket: Nordstrom Rack (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4; similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (exact—wearing size 9; similar)
Tote: Nordstrom (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (similar—I wear size M)

 

Nice Work Outfit: black and white striped long sleeve tee + cream long cardigan + blue ankle pants + tan suede flats + gold earrings + gold pendant necklace + tan leather tote shoulder bag Nice Work Outfit: black and white striped long sleeve tee + cream long cardigan + blue ankle pants + tan suede flats + gold pendant necklace + tan leather tote shoulder bag close up

Wear the striped tee to work with slacks and a comfy cardigan! BTW, this outfit is EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE! I already told you that the tee is super stretchy and soft, and the pants might be even better! The pants are fairly thick, soooo smooth and SOFT, and insanely stretchy! They feel so luxurious! They’re available in several colors, which you can find HERE. They are also available in regular, petite, and plus sizing. If you want some COMFY work pants, definitely check them out HERE! I wear size 4.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4, exact from Nordstrom)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Flats: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 9; similar)
Tote: Nordstrom (exact)

Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exactwearing size M)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

 

Nice Work Outfit: black and white striped tee + black blazer + black ankle slacks + maroon pumps + gold leather earrings + gold long pendant necklace + grey leather tote bag Nice Work Outfit: black and white striped tee + black blazer + black ankle slacks + maroon suede pumps + gold leather earrings + gold long pendant necklace + grey leather tote bag side view Nice Work Outfit: black and white striped tee + black blazer + maroon ankle work slacks + black pumps + gold long pendant necklace + black leather tote bag

You can also really dress up this tee by adding a blazer! I’m wearing the same amazingly comfortable pants here as in the previous outfits, just in black and maroon. I paired them with a blazer, and voila—sharp work look that is still SUPER DUPER COMFY!!

Shop the Outfits:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Blazer: (similar, similar, similarpricey but good quality)
Black Pants: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size 4, exact from Nordstrom)
Burgundy Pumps: (similar, similar)
Grey Tote Bag: (similar, similar, similar in Dark Grey)

Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact—wearing size M)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Blazer: (similar, similar, similarpricey but good quality)
Burgundy Pants: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Black Pumps: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Black Tote: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)

Those are several ways you can wear a black and white striped tee, from super casual outfits to date looks to work—it’s so, so versatile!


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