One of my favorite shirts is a long sleeved navy and gray striped shirt by Vince. I wear it often and it's super comfortable. But I don't like how it can so easily look plain. That's the problem with stripes: they can be chic, they can be fun, or they can be boring. I usually make my Vince shirt pop by pairing it with an outré bottom. I once wore it with a pair of navy and white pinstriped shorts. Lately, I've become very interested in seeing pieces that within themselves use stripes in a new way, like this amazing jacket featured on Jak & Jil the other day.
For me personally, stripes are a fall look (although last week we were wondering if summer is the new fall) so I have some time to experiment and search for unique stripes. The French Woman may be heavy on your typical striped shirt--wearing it with admirable aplomb--but this New Yorker is on a mission to experience stripes in a whole new way. --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE