Stripe Style is a monthly column written by Dana Rader, co-owner of Stripe and Stripe MEN, beloved lifestyle boutiques in Santa Cruz, Calif.
With this beautiful weather we have been having, it’s been super warm. With warmth, comes sweat. If you’re not happy with your current deodorant or ready for a change, we have the best natural deodorant by Ursa Major ($20). It goes on clear with no residue and has a great clean smell and cooling feel. It smells of eucalyptus, ginger, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and lemon. It’s the perfect mixture of smells so it can easily be worn by men and women. I have very sensitive skin and tend to get rashes from drug store deodorants that contain toxins. I am so happy to have a new deodorant that actually works! From yoga class to running errands to a dinner date, this deodorant is going to keep you smelling fresh and feeling great.
Monica Squitieri has quickly become one of our favorite jewelers. It’s been amazing collaborating with her on ideas and seeing all of her new jewelry as her line grows. Each piece is so unique. She finds inspiration from her natural surroundings. The Jade Cove necklace ($22) is a piece that was inspired by Jade Cove in Big Sur. With the green onyx, it is simple enough that it can be worn everyday as a little pop of color and would be beautiful layered with another necklace. We are looking forward to debuting all of her other new designs in May at a trunk show at Stripe.
With our weather being so unpredictable, it’s great to have some good layering pieces. This LACAUSA hooded jacket ($78) is a great neutral and with drawstrings and a hood, it’s very versatile. It’s an easy grab-and-go jacket that's perfect for traveling.
It’s no coincidence how much we love stripes at Stripe. They are so timeless and classic. This pullover by Saint James ($100) is definitely a wardrobe staple. This striped shirt was originally part of the official French naval uniform, and since 1989 Saint James has spun knits in their Normandy-based factory. Worn with a pair of cropped jeans and flats, it’s a classic, nautical look.