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10th Commandment: January 21

Last week, we discussed transition pieces that can you through winter into spring.  One of the best year-round pieces you can own is a great navy striped shirt.  It’s a great layering piece and it looks great alone.


Iris & Ink Striped Top ($60)

After three years of consistent wear, my Gap tee is finally showing its age.  I purchased this top from The Outnet, and it is a great shirt for the price. The fabric is a cross between a lightweight knit and a mid-weight tee.  It hits in a good place on the hip–not too long, not too short.  My one piece of advice would be that, since the top is a bit boxy, small-chested ladies may want to size down.

Prefer a traditional t-shirt?  I like this Marc Jacobs Pam Tee and this JCP top for $15.  Want the navy to be the dominant shade?  Try this LOFT boatneck tee ($29, also in petite) or this Old Navy tee ($10, also in petite and tall).  Need a v-neck?  Try this Gap Essential Tee ($24, petite and tall).

Plus-size? Ralph Lauren Boat Neck tee ($65), Land’s End Striped Tee ($29)