1 Top, 5 Essential Outfits

Everywhere you turn this spring, it’s hard not to come across one of the season’s hottest pieces – the nautical striped top. Whether short sleeved or long sleeved, woven or knit, classic or edgy, a variation of this top seems to be in every store right now.{}

Future Classics Striped Cotton Top, $285

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J. Crew Vintage Bateau Top, $36

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T By Alexander Wang, $113

No matter what floats your yacht, this style is an essential staple for any spring wardrobe. Here are five different ways to wear it – one for every Fashion Feng Shui essence. For these sets, I used the DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Striped T-Shirt from Net-A-Porter.com, which I learned is unfortunately is no longer available. But the looks would work with any naut-y striped tee you can find!

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OK, I know I can’t have all five essences, but I seriously want every single one of these outfits for all my intention setting needs during these fresh and fun months. Happy Spring!

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this!! Thanks for showing how to wear it different ways…I just may be heading over to JCrew this weekend to pick one up…

  2. Nicole 04/01/2010 Reply

    So adorable! This is such a great idea. I have a French Connection top/tunic/dress exactly like this and now I know how to wear it when I’m feeling a little fire :o)

  3. Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri 04/01/2010 Reply

    Yes- have always loved the striped shirt (horizontal that is) – it gives the illusion that my breasts are bigger than they are and it can be dressed up or down:) love the J.Crew one.

  4. Stephy 04/07/2010 Reply

    Coco! What can someone do if they feel an aversion to being trendy but really love this top???

    Dr. Catherine, please help.

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