On Sunday, we shared this classic striped boatneck top, from J.Crew. And it quickly climbed to the top of our best sellers list.
It’s an absolute wardrobe staple, that you can pair with anything in your closet.
I have dozens of these, and pair them with jeans, joggers, shorts, white pants … you get the idea.
If classic style is your wheel house, a striped boatneck is a must have.
Three Ways to Style a Striped Boatneck Top
Boatnecks are one of the most elegant necklines available.
They work particularly for women with a small to medium-sized bust and narrow or balanced shoulders.
If you are pear-shaped, it can help balance out your hips, and if you are hourglass, it can help highlight your curves.
I’m a tall rectangle, and boatnecks are one of my go-to styles.
So today, I’m sharing three easy outfit ideas to help you bring your new top into the mix, using a combination of some of our recent reader favorites and some new recommendations.
with Polished Basics
Well you can just stick my head on top of this cute little look.
We’re starting with a classic pair of straight leg light-wash jeans from Everlane.
If you’re looking for a jean with just a touch of stretch, these are worth considering.
They have a high waistband and your choice of lengths in sizes 23 – 35 for under $100. Read the reviews to get a better sense of if these will work for you.
Then I took a simple navy crewneck sweater to tie around your neck, like a scarf, but more casual.
Alternatively, you could use this popular Quince version, which is only $50 but just goes up to an XL in sizes.
Then, some timeless accessories.
This look really showcases how valuable it is to have certain pieces on hand. Here, simple gold hoops (I will talk about these for eternity). I also love this black top handle bag with gold hardware from the Coach Outlet.
And, finally, these two-toned slingbacks. These are all over TikTok as a Chanel dupe, which, let’s not get crazy. But they are pretty shoes that give a similar look and add interest.
with a Bias Skirt
We featured a few bias cut satin skirts prior to the holidays.
And while they are wonderful for dress-up occasions you can wear them all year long.
To make this look, you have to be comfortable with a front tuck. This will help give the look shape, otherwise, it could look boxy.
And remember you can get thees hemmed to your best length for not a lot of money.
Then some neutral accessories.
I though these kitten heels from Sam Edelman were interesting. The low heel is very chic.
You could also wear a pair of low profile sneakers.
For a bag, I’m using this popular woven clutch we found at Anthropologie. It adds just the right amount of texture.
And for jewelry, of course, where your go-to, daily pieces. I added this simple chain from Mejuri since it works so well with a boat neckline.
As per usual, size down, they stretch out.
Then, I added these neutral tonal sneakers on sale at J.Crew and the Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody bag. This is still one of my favorite bags. It’s so great for daily use and travel. The quality is outstanding.
And an every day look needs a pair of sparkly studs. So I went with this pretty pair from Amazon.