Now that winter is officially over, we can all crawl from under our rocks and shed our winter coats. Don’t get me wrong, we can still be comfortable, but with a little more style. The easiest way to jump back on the saddle during the spring is by adding stripes to your closet. Put them together with any outfit and they create a well thought out urban look.

First things first, in order for you to achieve this look you will need a striped shirt, (hence the title). Stripes have become an essential item for spring and summer this year. They can either be simple black and white stripes or you could switch it up like this Fashionisto and incorporate color. This loose fitting top correlates well with the entire outfit by giving it a relaxed appearance. Stripes also create a focal point by bringing eyes to your outfit. Overall you can never go wrong when it comes to buying a striped shirt because, it can turn any outfit from simple to trendy.

Next you have to pick out a bottom; when it comes to pairing anything with stripes, you can do no wrong. The easiest thing to do is keep it simple. They can be paired with shorts, jeans or if you’re feeling edgy, cropped chinos like this Fashionisto wears. They add an urban appeal that comes across as effortless especially when paired with the right shoes. He ties together his look by pairing his faded shirt with a similar color sneaker.

As you can see stripes can be worn in many ways. When looking back on old photos you won’t think to yourself “what was I thinking and why didn’t anyone stop me?” Stripes are an everlasting trend that you can wear year-round and even years later.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Everyone needs a striped shirt in their closet. When you have little to no time, throw on the shirt with some jeans and go!”