Sassy stripes for summer

May 31, 2011 at 11:46 a.m. ET

Oh how we love stripes – cheerful, stylish and totally timeless, this classic pattern can come in oh-so-many varieties. Since it's summer (finally), we've been scoping out some warm weather-friendly stripes for the hot days ahead. Check out our picks for fun and flirty looks adorned with one of this summer's top trends – stripes.

Summer stripes

Summer stripes

We're going beyond nautical and calling up all sorts of stripes for duty this summer. Check out our picks for the best in on-trend stripy styles.

1Cabana tote

Summer often means wearing less but carrying more – sunscreen, sunglasses, bottle of water (we need to stay hydrated in the heat) so smaller purses get traded in for larger totes. We swooned when we spied this colorful lacquered canvas tote (Kate Spade, $325) in wide stripes of pink, orange, white and chocolate brown, with lots of room for all of our summer essentials.

2Button-back tee

Slouchy, comfortable and effortlessly stylish, we love this gray striped T-shirt (J. Crew, $40) with buttons down the back, cute cap sleeves and a breezy vintage feel. Pair with a classic denim skirt or wide leg linen trousers and wedge heels. This look also comes in pink, burnt orange and olive (with ivory stripes).

3Rugby stripe tank

Having at least one super-comfy tank top is a must for summer. Something loose and easy to wear that you can throw on with cut offs and strappy sandals. We're partial to this white and orange striped scoop neck tank (Revolve Clothing, $58) with a cute front pocket. This pick is sure to brighten your day – and your outfit.

4Dome ring

Add bold color to your summer accessory arsenal with this oversize striped Marc Jacobs dome ring (Zappos Couture, $78) in stripes of light and darker pink. It's bold, it's bright and it will definitely make a statement this summer.

5Bandeau dress

Look sexy and summery all at once with this coral striped bandeau dress (Top Shop, $60). We love the bright pops of color (perfect for the season) and the fact that this body-hugging beauty also features a smattering of pretty flowers.

6Wedge sandal

TOMS shoes are mostly known for two things: Comfortable flats and the fact the company generously donates one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased. We were excited to learn that they've branched out to heels, and we love the linen pinstripe wedge (Toms, $69). We'll be pairing these with everything from denim shorts to dresses.

7Striped cuff

This sophisticated striped cuff (Charm & Chain, $330) in gold and black stripes had our hearts aflutter when we came across it. We like jewelry that will make a statement and this stylish piece is no exception. Expertly crafted and completely eye-catching, we can't wait to show off our striped side this summer.

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