Black and white stripes are both traditional and stylish, not to mention a major Summer 2013 runway trend. Why not use them to add interest to your backyard patio or wardrobe this summer? Try decorating your outdoor oasis with this bold monochromatic striped vase for a modern yet rustic appeal. Or, change up your wardrobe by choosing a chic black and white maxi dress for an equally appealing fashion statement. With a budget of $46, will you choose the vase or maxi dress? (Trust us, you can’t go wrong.) 1 Shroeder vase Your outdoor patio is a great place to add a few seasonally decorative items you wouldn’t include in your perfectly placed living room design. This monochromatic vase provides a contemporary, fashionable touch to a space normally cluttered with barbecue tools and rain-washed furniture. Decorate with stripes using the unique vase's long neck and wide base to give your brunch guests something to talk about. CB2, $39.95. 2 Stripey scoop black maxi dress No wardrobe is complete without a maxi dress that can be worn to any summer occasion on the agenda. Whether you’re meeting a co-worker for lunch or grabbing a few cocktails on a Saturday night, this striped maxi is a true fashion staple every girl needs in her closet. (Insider tip: The dress will solve the classic “I have nothing to wear” dilemma.) TopShop, $46. Which item will YOU choose?