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The good thing about classics: you know they’ll always work.

The bad thing about classics: if the fit isn’t just right, your basic looks will just appear boring.

My dilemma: the striped tee.

I specifically remember the first striped tee I bought.  It was back in high school and it was a classic blue and white striped 3/4 sleeve top from H&M that fit slightly oversized – just how I like it.  It was so good that my mom went and bought it for herself after seeing mine!  However, as is the problem with most $20 tees, it was pretty thin and after a few too many rounds through the washer and dryer, it lost it’s shape and just looked blah.  Enter a six (or so) year hiatus where I sought but did not find.  Nothing was exactly what I was looking for.

Then recently I saw this striped tee on SheIn and figured “Hey, for $15 it’s worth a shot” and man was I right!!!  I almost couldn’t believe my luck when it arrived – I ordered up so it fits slightly oversized, it is a really soft but thick fabric (almost between a tee and a light sweatshirt) so it hangs really nicely and doesn’t cling, and is stretchy enough that I can wear the sleeves full length or scrunch them up 3/4 sleeve style.

While it is black and white as opposed to the true classic blue and white, I am absolutely smitten and don’t even want to admit how many times I have worn it since I got it two weeks ago (hint: more than 5).  If you are like me and have been on the hunt for the best striped tee, this is your winner.  Just make sure that if you want an oversized fit, you size up like I did but if you prefer fitted tees, order your regular size!  I already also bought the red and white version… now if they can just add a blue and white version I would pre-order the shizz out of that!



SheIn Striped Shirt c/o – only $15! sized up for a slightly loose fit || Similar Blazer || Frame Denim

ASOS Loafersmine are old, linked current version || Similar Clutch

Baublebar Earringsmine are old, linked current version || Ray-Ban Sunglasses

  • Loving this classic look!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Thinking about ordering the red and white version. I ordered this shirt a few weeks ago and was impressed with the quality for the price. I actually almost wish I went up two sizes, but nonetheless, I love it. Love how you styled it with the blazer.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    • You totally should!!! I’m so glad you have the same sentiments about the quality – I was so impressed!

  • The Adored Life

    You neglected to mention that you also found the perfect loafers. Ahem. Those are FAB!

    The Adored Life

    • Oh yeah, they’re amazing! Actually I’m wearing them today at work too 😉

      They have an updated version and you should TOTALLY get them, you’d rock them!

  • Laura

    So true! The perfect classic pieces can be tough to find but this striped top looks spot on! Loving those embellished flats!

    • Thank you! It really is so frustrating how hard the classics can be to find, but once you’ve nailed them down it’s the best feeling ever!

  • Totally agree – the classic pieces can be hard to find but once you find them it feels great haha! X

  • Why is it stupidly hard to find good tees?! Glad you found the perfect one! I am loving this color combo. Black, white, and tan is the best.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Right? The combo always makes me feel chicer than I really am and kind of like Damsel in Dior haha!

  • Ok, I know I’m slightly behind in commenting, but I had it on my to-do list to check out this post because, um perfect striped shirt?! That is totally my language! OK, and the fact that it’s $15?! I can hardly contain my excitement! Also, absolutely love this outfit!

    • Yes, you would be all over it! Really though you should get it haha. Just be sure to size up!