Step aside, nautical stripes. Though spring will likely always show an affinity for seaside chic, this season also celebrates the rebirth of sporty, unconventional stripes. In vivacious hues like yellow, sky blue and coral, these stripes share the same upbeat spirit as their navy counterparts, but are decidedly more playful and less preppy. Here are a few must-try essentials:
A too-cute addition to your handbag, this Kate Spade Lacey wallet ($195) is made of glossy patent leather and is just charming with its jolt of brilliant sunshine.
If you're 100% spellbound by bold stripes, make an investment in this Marc by Marc Jacobs Simone tunic dress ($328). Fun and flirty, it's a silk number that makes a bright beach-side companion over a bikini or cutoffs.
Feeling nippy? Throw on a lightweight cardigan, like this one by Mossimo Supply Co. ($17.99). A little peach sets it apart from the pack, and it adds a fun touch to your everyday basics.
They may be blue, but the stripes on this Splendid tunic ($78) add zippy character and punch to an otherwise sexy style. That's right - sexy, thanks to a lace-up back. The stripes bring it all down to earth and keep it appropriate for day.