My top picks: Striped pieces that are easy to incorporate into your summer wardrobe

REDLIE canvas shoes
$75 –

Kate Spade leather handbag
$206 –

Emporio Armani drop earring
99 GBP –

Nautical stripes are without question, one of the hottest trends for summer. I absolutely love stripes – for me, they conjure up images of beautiful, sunny days spent sailing on the Chesapeake Bay!

Wearing stripes can be challenging, however. Horizontal stripes on a tank or tee only make you look wider. Horizontal stripes on a skirt? Don’t get me started!

The easiest way I’ve found to incorporate trendy stripes into your summer wardrobe is through bold, eye-catching accessories. I’ve highlighted three of my favorite options here, but you’re sure to find a host of other possibilities in a variety of prices ranges. Stripes are simply everywhere this season, so climb aboard mate!

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter to win a stunning handbag from Ellen Allen Annapolis. The Whitehall bag retails for $225. Contest ends 5-31-2011. ENTER HERE

Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and social activist. In addition toSusan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!

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