The Perfect Summer Stripes

Nothing says coastal summer like clothing and accessories in fresh stripes, and we found the perfect waterfront escape for each of them.

Stripes have long been associated with life on the water. French Sailors began wearing blue and white striped Breton tops in 1858 as part of the regulation uniform, and after the first World War, the tops made their way into mainstream style. Fashion icons like Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn inspired many to adopt the look, but it always maintained a breezy, oceanfront feel no matter where it traveled. As you settle into your summer mood or pack for beachfront vacations, let these 10 pieces from local stores and online whisk you away to watery places near and far.

Faena Hotel

This tote will feel at home under the red and white striped umbrellas at the Faena on Miami Beach. 
Mavis by Herrera Tote • $249 Chapel Farm Collection

Gasparilla Inn

Watery views and lime-green guest rooms set the tone in Florida’s Boca Grande, where these fun earrings would fit right in.
Boardwalk Earrings • $54 • The Holiday
Photo by Chad Riley

Hotel Il Pellicano

An elegant escape on the coast of Tuscany requires an elegant ensemble—but make it stripes. 
Tara Jarmon Tie Front Top $315 • Bias Banded Skirt $350 • CK Collection

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Grand Hotel

Classic blue and white for a classic resort. Wear this comfy and stylish platform at the Queen of Mobile Bay.
Marni • $737 •

The Cloister

Family-friendly luxury is the name of the game in Sea Island, and your littlest traveler will be sun-ready in striped shades.
Toddler Sunglasses $16 • Sunshine Tienda

Cheeca Lodge

Perfect for a no-fuss vacation, tie this sarong over a swimsuit and wander down to the dock to check out the day’s catch.
Sherbet Stripe Sarong by Sunshine Tienda • $62 • The Holiday
Photo by Chad Riley

La Casa Que Canta

A handwoven aesthetic is just right for Zihuatanejo’s premier point on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Beach Stripes Espadrilles by Diegos $41 •

The Dunmore

Pink sand and cabana stripes are calling from Harbour Island. Crisp cotton in colorful stripes fit the bill.
Thoren Shirt by Xirena $219 • Debra’s

Casa Sforza

This resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico is minimal with an emphasis on form and line. Design is top of mind, but the blue views are perfection, too. Earrings of circles and lines fit the vibe.
Harbor Earrings • $52 • The Holiday
Photo by Chad Riley

The Breakers

Coco Chanel herself would look perfectly chic in this striped cardigan. Ladies of style can wear it strolling the halls of Palm Beach’s most elegant address.
Gabriel Sweater by Suncoo • $198 • Debra’s
Photo by Chad Riley

The Pearl

Nothing says summer family fun like a stay along 30A. These cabana stripes are the perfect carry-all for your collection of sunblock. 
Striped Dopp Kit by Shiraleah • $48 • Debra’s


THE HOLIDAY 4513 Old Shell Road, Mobile. 342-4911
CHAPEL FARM COLLECTION 19130 Scenic Hwy 98, Fairhope. 929-1630
CK COLLECTION 320 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope. 990-9001.
DEBRA’S 4068 Old Shell Road, Mobile. 343-7463. 

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