I adore the lovely simplicity of these linen and cotton stripe tea towels from Teroforma, with their French country feel. Whether you hang one from your apron waist or use it to cover a loaf of hot bread fresh from the oven, these are wash-it-a-million-times-use-it-for-everything kind of towels.
The towels, which are 52% linen and 42% cotton, come in complementary sets of two, where the color palette is the same on both towels but the pattern is slightly different. Five colors are available, although two are currently sold out. (You can sign up to receive a notice when they're back in stock.)
A set of these towels would make a great gift, too. Totally classic.
Buy It → Pastry Stripe Kitchen Towels, $22 for two from Teroforma