There’s nothing more tragic than the end of summer– no more sunny days by the pool, outdoor cocktails, and patio brunches. The best thing about fall is the fashion, but the Bitches aren’t ready to give up on summer just yet.
The Bitches were across the country celebrating Labor Day, but DC HBIC Cori Sue was in Newport, sailing, brunching, and sipping rosé with some girlfriends. Somewhat predictably, she packed several Breton striped tees and nautical accessories. Because all Bitches need a few go-to striped toppers for a little Parisian chic or coastal cool in their closet. (Our closet count: 6 striped tops, 5 striped dress).
While striped tees and Americana attire are fit for coastal living, the ensembles are not too far out of place for city life, particular in the ever-patriotic District. A striped top and a sporty parka are a great late summer to early fall transition– great for sailing, hiking, or a rainy day brunch on the East Coast.
When we go nautical, which is often, we opt for classic American brands like Ralph Lauren, LL Bean, and J.Crew, or a classic St. James shirt from the French mainstay. However, there are plenty of new designers and retailers (think Madewell and shopbop) providing a modern take on classic staples.
Summer may be ending, but red, white and blue is never out of season. Shop our picks, below.