Five - Bold Spring Stripes

At the first hint of spring, which New York had for one fleeting week in March, all I want to do is hide all my wooly sweaters and armor-like coats and throw on some shorts. In Seattle, growing up, the second the air hit 65 degrees in late March or early April, I was all about bare legs and sunshine until October. Back then, I usually paired my shorts with an old little league baseball jersey or brash soccer jerseys that I scoured thrift stores to find. Today, I'm a huge fan of boldly striped shirts, which have the same sporty, graphic impact, without looking like an All-American Reject circa 2005. In anticipation of the upcoming week of mid-60s sunshine, here are five sharply striped spring shirts and sweaters that I added to my wish list on Mr. Porter:

1. Burberry Prorsum - Striped T-Shirt with Badge - $350

2. Alexander McQueen - Striped Cotton and Cashmere Sweater - $895

3. Balenciaga - Contrast-Panel Long-Sleeved Cotton T-Shirt - $325

4. Maison Kitsuné - Striped Cotton T-Shirt - $200

5. YMC - Striped Slub Cotton T-Shirt - $85

All photos via Mr. Porter