Fact: not all striped t-shirts are created equal. It may be one of the most simple wardrobe items, but finding the perfect one is surprisingly tricky. Fit, quality, color – there’s a lot to consider! As someone who pretty much lives in striped t-shirts (every. single. day.), these decisions are important ones. And since I’ve tried at least a million different ones, I sort of consider myself well-educated on the matter.
Of all the striped t-shirts I’ve tried, there are only two brands that I consider my ultimate favorites – and the closest to perfect as it comes. The first is Saint James. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile then you’ve no doubt seen me in a Saint James striped tee (probably this one or this one). I wear them all the time. Saint James stripes are the ultimate classic, and until just recently, they were the only striped t-shirts I wore. However, at the end of last year, I bought my first striped t-shirt from Kule and haven’t stopped since. What’s so cool (pun intended) about Kule? For starters, the quality is amazing and the weight is just right. These striped t-shirts are meant to be worn and can handle a wash. They come in four key styles: Modern, Modern Long, Boyfriend, and Classic. Each one varies slightly in cut and shape. I’ve tried all four styles (are you surprised?) and while they’re all really wonderful, my personal favorites are The Modern and The Boyfriend. While The Boyfriend is a bit longer and has an overall more relaxed fit, The Modern is feminine and snug, making it a perfect option on its own or underneath a jacket.
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with some fresh summer stripes? Treat yo’ self.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick