This iconic style gets a fresh twist for the season.
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.
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); serenaandlily.com.
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; anthropologie.com.
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; cb2.com.
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; worldmarket.com.
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; cb2.com.