The Striped Boatneck Tee: A Must-have for Spring

I’m surely a tad obsessed with stripes. But really, this boatneck striped tee is a must-have for spring. It’s classic. It’s versatile. It’s the t-shirt you’ll reach for over and over again. You’ve already seen me wear this one with wide-leg pants and a striped fringe scarf (now on sale) in my Stripes on Stripes post. I’ll also be wearing it with colorful shorts, dark rinse jeans, red skinny pants, global print skirts, my red midi skirt. Lets just say, I’ll be wearing this t-shirt out.

What I’m wearing:

Tee: J.Crew
Skirt: Banana Republic (old, cool spring stylepinstripe option)

Shoes: J.Crew (old, optionlove these)

Clutch: Loeffler Randall (on sale)
Earrings: Kendra Scott (new for spring)
Pearls: Kate Spade (old, similar now under $30)

Watch—Movado (Skagen option)

Lip: Mac “Dangerously Red” lipstickMac “Brick” lip pencil

For a meeting recently, I paired the boatneck striped t-shirt with a midi skirt from Banana Republic. This particular skirt is sold out, but have you seen the new pinstripe midi or this hip belted style at Banana Republic?

Sizing? I’m wearing a small t-shirt for a relaxed fit.

To finish the look, I threw on my favorite cluster pearl necklace by Kate Spade. Looking for something similar? This braided pearl cluster necklace is gorgeous and 78% off right now. I’m also wearing my floral pumps (a new floral pump for spring) and dotted clutch (on mega sale) because stripes are practically neutrals and pair so well with other prints.

Striped boatneck tees from our favorite retailers:


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  1. March 7, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Just FYI, Target has a Merona brand striped boatneck 3/4 sleeve t for much cheaper than your options and it is super cute. I bought one in back and white and one in navy stripe- the navy one has a contrast/smaller stripe on the sleeves which is unique!

    • March 7, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing that find, Sara. I think I just saw that style yesterday while in store. It is gorgeous!