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Striped tops are the perfect sartorial staple--and make an appearance every season for good reason. Here are some fresh ideas on how to base a whole outfit around parallel lines.

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Accessorize Unexpectedly

Kate Moss pairs her luxe peacoat with a horizontal Breton-stripe pullover hemmed in fluffy white feathers.

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Pair with Bold Colors

Girl crush Rashida Jones brightens up a basic black-and-white top with a blue leather skirt for a look that's fun yet polished.

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Consider Red Carpet-Worthy Stripes

Olivia Munn stands out from the crowd in a sparkly Giambattista Valli dress that that exudes elegance, elegance, restraint and allure.

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Try Unusual Fabrics

Stripes go from sporty to sexy when they’re printed on diaphanous chiffon like in Emma Stone’s breezy outfit.

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Deliberately Mismatch

A flowered skirt, a striped sweater and a cropped pink jacket--who knew they could look so cute? (Model Laura Bailey, that’s who.)

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Keep It Simple

When in doubt, take a page from Scarlett Johansson's book for an ultra-elegant ensemble: Pair a sleeveless tank with high-waisted black pants.

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