Of all the many facets fashion has to offer, personal style tops our list. Taking a simple style staple, like the striped shirt, and transforming it to match your aesthetic can be altogether exhilarating and liberating. Because of this, your Who What Wear editors decided to round up their favourite striped shirts to show you how we wear this easy piece, in the hopes of inspiring your sartorial endeavours. Scroll down to see (and shop) our looks, and be sure to tune in next month for the latest instalment of our style series!
"Wanna know a secret? My striped shirt is actually a slight crop top. To make my outfit office-appropriate, I used the magic of layering by adding a simple wrap jacket over my top." Michelle Scanga, Associate Editor
Shop the look: Wilfred Dahomey Blouse ($135); J Brand Photo Ready Anja Cropped Jeans ($224); Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Pumps ($595).
"As of late, my favourite styling trick is to tie something around my neck, whether it's a thin velvet ribbon or a bright vintage scarf, and my striped t-shirt look look was no exception. A pair of 'girlfriend' jeans (similar to boyfriend jeans, but cut just a bit slimmer) and sneakers keep the look low-key and away from gondolier territory." Kat Collings, Senior Editor
Shop the look: ASOS Thea Girlfriend Jeans ($66); Shashi Tracey Bar Bracelet ($44); Yantzi Feiyue Martial Arts Shoes ($16).
"This is something I'd wear to run errands over the weekend, because errands are more fun when you're wearing a cute outfit. I love a hat, but my favourite part of the outfit (besides the striped shirt, of course) are the creepers." Allyson Payer, Executive Assistant
Shop the look: Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora ($195); A.P.C. Marieniere Simple Top ($180); MiH Tomboy Jeans ($220); Woman by Common Projects Platform Creepers ($483).
"My outfit choice was all about distracting from the fact that my striped t-shirt is actually from the men's section! I paired it with a chunky knit worn around my shoulders, my favourite DIY frayed-hem super-skinny jeans, and my go-to black pumps. I think I succeeded in looking like a girl, no?" Nicole Akhtarzad, Fashion Assistant
Shop the look: Sea Chunky Knit Mock-Turtleneck Sweater ($498); Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps ($595).
"One of my great joys in dressing is taking classic pieces and twisting them into something more edgy. A Breton stripe takes on a new meaning when you pair it with a furry vest and an S&M-inspired choker, no?" Meghan Blalock, Managing Editor
Shop the look: Zara Fur Vest ($100); Spanx Slim-X Straight Jeans ($148); Stuart Weitzman Pointed Toe Pumps ($249).
"I like playing with different structures and silhouettes, so I teamed up a boxy shirt with a silky skirt cut on the bias. For an Olsen-esque finish (we all try), I added a pair of pointy-toe kitten heels." Nicole Kliest, Senior Editor
Shop the look: MiH Breton Half Tee ($135).
Share how YOU style your striped shirt in the comments below!