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Every which way

Let's get something straight: When it comes to stripes, they're all over the place for spring.

Wide and narrow. Vertical and horizontal. Diagonal and zigzag.

And while navy and white -- and black and white -- are perennial favorites, stripes come in colors, too.

Pretty and polished.

Get it straight: It doesn't get more classic than this. Jacket, $29.99, at select Marshalls.

A little stretch: Pencil skirt is fashioned in "forgiving" ponte fabric (belt not included). From White House/Black Market (, $88.

A step above: Pattern adds some sizzle to striped heels. At select T.J. Maxx stores, $49.99.

Double take: American Rag does stripes two ways. Spring handbags, $42 each, at select Macy's (

Band together: Bold stripes create color-blocked effect on this dress by Dana Buchman. At select Kohl's in March, $66.