This iconic style gets a fresh twist for the season.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated April 19, 2018
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If florals win as the reigning pattern all spring, then stripes take the top spot as soon as summer rolls around. From striped beach umbrellas, to nautical button-downs and colorful awnings, this classic pattern is symbolic of the season. But this year, the iconic pattern is getting a fresh upgrade with bold, contrasting colors and unexpected combinations. If you want to try out the trend, save the typical blue-and-white stripe for next year and opt for one of these more playful takes on the summer stripe. Go ahead, have some fun with your outdoor decor.

Serena & Lily

Sonoma Stripe Outdoor Pillow Cover

Eye-catching colors and watercolor stripes combine for an outdoor accessory that's the epitome of casual-cool. 

To buy: From $20 (originally $68);


Riviera Umbrella

Want to infuse your backyard with French Riviera vibes? This melon and teal striped umbrella is a great way to start. This piece is a small investment, but hey, it's still way cheaper than international airfare. 

To buy: $228;


Striped Teal and Copper Pom-Pom Pillow

The only thing better than a vibrant striped pillow? A striped pillow with pom-poms! Rethink everything you thought you knew about summery stripes—these are seriously fun. 

To buy: $40;

World Market

Blossom Stripe Adirondack Chair Cushion

If you have an Adirondack chair in your backyard, do it a favor and dress it up for the season in this colorful striped cushion. 

To buy: $50;


Clifford Stripe Vase

Besides infusing stripes with ultra-bight colors, designers are also incorporating watercolor-inspired looks to loosen up the rigid design. On this handcrafted stoneware vase, watercolor blue stripes add a subtle burst of color. 

To buy: $35;