It's easy to get addicted to stripes–they add dimension to solid pieces, a bit of preppy chic to dress up casual ensembles, and can pull together just about any look. We love stripes and we love them even more contrasted by the lush and organic backdrop of Hawaii. The following are some inspiration images from Maui for both your wardrobe and possibly your next vacation destination!
1-The Dora: New Nautical and Basic Black and White
It's fun to take a classic look and put your own spin on it. This look was inspired by the bell bottoms and stripes of the navy, but made more feminine with wide leg palazzo pants and a boat neck top. The blue denim elastic band of the Dora tied in perfectly to the indigo denim of the jeans and the coral patent gave the pop of color this look needed.
Black and white on its own can make you look like you're waiting tables, but add some navy stripes and a colorful shoe and basic b+w becomes effortlessly chic. Some shy away from bold colors for footwear because they're afraid they're not versatile, but this look shows how a bright shoe can give life to your most simple pieces.
First look–hat from Nordstrom, top from Splendid, jeans from Level 99, clutch from MadeWell, jewelry from MadeWell
Second look–top from Ella Moss, shorts from Everlane, hat from MadeWell, sunglasses from RayBan, bag from IkaBags
Shop the Dora here
2-The Siena: Comfortable Chic and Feminine Prep
A navy stripe pattern can elevate what would normally be a very casual beach look into something that can be worn to dinner–like with this jersey maxi skirt and tank top. The Siena literally elevates giving you a few extra inches of height but with a fairly level footbed, so you don't feel the any typical high heel pain.
The preppy styles of the eighties were fun, but could be very masculine so we've traded the polo shirt collar for an open back tee. This particular shoe is the perfect choice for short shorts like these because the height and neutral color creates the illusion of a longer leg.
First look– look–hat from Nordstrom, bag from Liebeskind, tank and skirt from Splendid, sweater and jewelry from MadeWell
Second look–hat from Nordstrom, top from Trovata, shorts from Everlane, bag from Liebeskind, sunglasses from RayBan, jewelry from MadeWell
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3-The Alyssa: Balanced Accessories and Beach Ready
Nothing is more basic than black pants and a tank top, but this is where accessories come in. For this look, we livened things up with a Panama hat with a black band to tie into the black of the pants, a chevron statement necklace to break up the stripes of the tank, a bright yellow clutch to add a pop of color, and blue shoes with white contrast to mimic the top. A laceless sneaker like the Alyssa keeps a look like this casual without being too casual.
When in Maui, you're never far from the ocean, so it's not a bad idea to be ready for an impromptu beach detour at all times. The stripes in this coverup give it more of a put together vibe so is wearable away from the plage and a sneaker like the Alyssa instead of flip flops also makes the look more street appropriate.
First look– look–hat from Biltmore, tank from Splendid, necklace from MadeWell, pants from Citizens of Humanity, bag from Miss Albright
Second look–hat from Biltmore, coverup from Splendid, sweater from MadeWell, sunglasses from RayBan
Shop the Alyssa here
4-The Bianka: Stripes of Ruffles and Basic Black and White #2
When going to a Luau, it's fun to dress the part. Here we've styled a dress striped with ruffles to mimic the color and texture of a lei. The black, white, and neutral color blocking of the Bianka contrasts well with the bold color and texture of the dress.
Like with the Dora above, here we've created a black and white look but used the color blocking of the shoes, pop of color from the bag, and the voluminous shape and thin stripe pattern of the shirt to add interest. When going out in Hawaii, heels with shorts rather than a dress is also a bit unexpected and fun.
First look– look–dress from Express, clutch from MadeWell, lei from Mana
Second look–shirt from Joie, shorts from Everlane, jewelry from MadeWell, bag from Miss Albright
Shop the Bianka here