6 Different Ways To Wear A Black and White Striped Button Down Shirt

Before you make a fashion purchase, do you ask yourself, “Will I wear it?” Recently I fell in love with this black and white striped shirt and asked myself just that. So very quickly I came up with 6 different ways to wear it, and I’m sure I’ll think of more! I know I will get a lot of use out of this button down shirt and I think it is a must-have wardrobe staple for women over 50 for Fall 2023.

Multiple Ways To Wear A Striped Shirt

A black and white stripe button down shirt is a definite winner in any woman’s wardrobe. It’s bold, modern and striking, yet still a classic. It is truly a neutral and it can be worn multiple ways. Think of how men wear stripe shirts under herringbone, tweed or plaid suits, as well as with paisley or other pattern ties. You can mix prints and colors with a striped shirt the same way. Yes, this is a bolder black and white stripe than most menswear striped shirts, but it makes more of a statement.

Ralph Lauren Collection Capri Stripe Button-Down Shirt
Ralph Lauren Collection Capri Stripe Button-Down Shirt, $690

This Ralph Lauren Collection shirt is the one I swoon over and one I recommend. The bold srtipes, the styling and the drape are just perfect and it worth the price since it can be worn so many different ways. However, there are many more options if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Here are other striped shirts to shop at all price points.


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6 Different Ways To Wear A Black and White Striped Shirt

A stripe shirt can coordinate with almost everything you already have in your closet. Take a look at how it works with pants, jeans, skirts and with a variety of shoe styles.

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With Black Wide Leg Pants

This is a classic and easy to wear look. Tuck your black and white striped shirt into high waist wide leg pants with a black gold buckle belt. Accessorize with a pair of comfortable slide mules and a black bucket bag with gold hardware. You can wear this outfit to work, to dinner or any event where you want to look chic.


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A black and white striped shirt pairs well with any pair of jeans, dark or faded denim. Choose your favorite and most flattering style. This season I like straight or wide leg jeans in a medium wash. Grab your leather moto jacket, slip on some fun mule heel loafers and add a pop of color with a Barbiecore pink leather bag.

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Striped Shirt Under A Suit

Get ready for an important business meeting with ease! Wear your striped shirt under a blazer and pants suit in any color. I like it with this camel color suit and matching pumps. To add a little twist to an otherwise conservative look, carry a leopard print shoulder bag!

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Striped Shirt With a Cardigan

A long open front cardigan makes an ideal topper for a black and white striped shirt. Try this look with a bright colored pair of flare pants, such as red, which is hot for Fall 2023. Wear a black belt under the cardigan, or you can choose to wear the belt over the cardigan for another look. Mid-heel booties and a back and white shoulder bag complete this look. Wear this stylish outfit for work or play.

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Tunic Style With Tall Boots

You can also wear this striped shirt over a pair of skinny jeans or leather leggings with knee-high (or if you want to try over-the-knee) boots. With this outfit the stripe shirt takes center stage. Add a bright handbag in your favorite color.

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Mixed Print Outfit

This last look is the most eclectic, but you can try mixing prints with your striped shirt! When mixing prints with this shirt in particular, try a print that includes both black and white. Another tip to mixing prints is to go much larger like I did in this case, or smaller to make it work. A belt and shoes in one of the skirt colors ties the patterns together. A metallic bag makes it a bit dressier, but this outfit can be worn for brunch, lunch, dinner or to a cocktail party.

How would you wear a black and white striped button down shirt? I think the sky is the limit!

Carol Calacci

You may also like to read 9 Of The Best Fall 2023 Fashion Trends For Women Over 50 and Fall 2023 Trend to Try Now: Closet Staples For Women Over 50.

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