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supermarket: 10 stellar striped shirts

white stripes.

When I think of French girls, which has been happening a lot lately thanks to #arewefrenchyet, I think of one wardrobe essential: striped shirts. There are the classics—thin navy and white stripes and black and white boatneck knits—but the possibilities of where you can bring this basic are seemingly endless. You can play with proportions (choosing fit-to-the-skin shirts or your boyfriend's worn-in baggy tee), color, direction (horizontal, vertical), and stripe width. Click through the gallery to find your next go-to.

Adam Lippes Striped Cotton Top -- $550

Luella Belle Sleeve Striped Top -- $48.00

T by Alexander Wang Stripe Stretch-Cotton Top, $195

Motel Zena Crop Top -- $38

BDG Super Striped Tunic Top -- $19.99

COS Pinstripe Jersey Top -- $50

House of Holland Striped Paillette-embellished Tulle Top -- $410

American Apparel Striped Cotton Off-Shoulder Top -- $15

Forever 21 Stripe Print Surplice Blouse -- $22.90

Saint James For J. Crew Slouchy Tee -- $90