Sure, gingham is shaping up to be the most ubiquitous print of summer '17, but ask any fashion girl, and she'll tell you: Stripes never go out of style. Whether they're preppy, regatta-ready navy-and-white stripes or a high-contrast black-and-red combo, they work for just about any wardrobe and won't look dated even years down the line.
And while stripes can be worn year-round, there's something inherently summery about the print—think of '50s-era Barbie in her black-and-white maillot or French sailors in their Breton shirts. With the weather warming up, we're finding ourselves drawn more and more to the parallel lines in our closets—and from the looks of it, we're not alone. In Cannes and elsewhere, It girls are taking the print for a spin, suiting up in stripes for the red carpet or just running errands in a classic sweater.
Below, see how stylish celebs like Jourdan Dunn, Olivia Palermo, and more are wearing our forever-favorite summer print.
Who: Toni Garrn
These leg-lengthening skinnies pair perfectly with a ribbed top.
On Cindy Bruna: Fendi Cutout Faille-Trimmed Striped Pointelle-Knit Sweater ($595).
Fire-engine red is an eye-catching alternative to nautical navy.
You don't need to be on a yacht in the South of France to rock this look—although we won't pretend it doesn't help.
Matching the striped sweater to the bomber's trim is a clever styling move.
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On Lucy Hale: Elizabeth and James Rider Aviators ($225); Chanel flats.
Mustard and black make an unexpectedly cool combo.
On Liu Wen: Jean Paul Gaultier suit; Chopard jewels.
Proof that comfort can look super chic.
On Jourdan Dunn: Andy Wolf Eyewear Arlo Sunglasses.
Now this is an airport look we can get behind.
Who: Selma Blair
Between the deep-V neckline and the belted waist, this just might be the perfect summer sundress.
On Izabel Goulart: Michel Klein trousers and jacket; Fendi sunglasses.
We appreciate this commitment to the nautical look—right down to the striped bag.
Who: Chriselle Lim
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Who: Chanel Iman
One word: pockets!
A barely there minidress for days when it's too hot to wear anything else.
Pair this with white jeans for summer weekends.
Like your favorite canvas sneakers—but better.
Upgrade your everyday tee.
The flared silhouette looks even better in motion.
Head-to-toe stripes? Yes, please.
You can wear these beachy cropped pants in the city, too.
Everything about this bag screams "summer!"
Trade in your denim for a day or two, why don't you?
So glamorous, you'll be finding excuses to wear it well beyond the pool.
There's a matching bustier too, if you're so inclined.