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Ask BB: How to Wear A Nautical Striped Tee

I love this nautical top in the navy stripe from Old Navy, it's super simple and very affordable:

Old Navy at ShopStyle

What are some cute outfits I can make with this top? Preferably both a casual one and then one I could wear to work, so business casual. —Lisa

Great find! A classic striped top is a wardrobe essential that can be worn so many ways. Here are a few looks to inspire you for day, night and work:

From left: Lauren Conrad, Stockholm Streetstyle, Olivia Palermo

Left: Pair your striped tee with skinny jeans and great accessories for a casual daytime look. For summer, try platform sandals and a crossbody bag. For winter, go for tall leather boots and a chunky scarf.

Middle: For an edgy going-out look, pair your striped top with black pants (leather for maximum impact), a cool jacket or blazer and your fiercest heels.

Right: Combine your striped tee with a tailored skirt, trench and pumps for a business-casual look. A structured satchel and bold necklace are perfect accessories.

Need more ideas? Click here to see additional celebrity outfits featuring striped tops. Happy styling! —BB