Nautical-inspired weekend wear is classic and easy—two of our favorite words. Here, we’ve found similar striped tops—both with a tie waist, pocket details, and an appropriately sea-faring flavor. The pricetag on one, however, is what we’d prefer to pay for a whole outfit rather than one cotton-knit tee, while the other will leave us enough cash for some cute shorts, canvas skimmers, sunglasses, a tote, and maybe more, if we shop the sales rack right. So, which is which?
On the right, the high version, a Marc Jacobs Sandra Striped Top, $158, at Net-A-Porter”>Marc by Marc Jacobs Sandra Striped Top, $158, at Net-A-Porter. And on the left? Our budget pick, a striped top from Forever21, just $19.80.