Striped Dress

The striped dress essential!

Stripes are a classic pattern that has been popular for a while now and this spring/summer is no exception!  Black and white or navy and white strips are huge still in 2017 and one of my favorite ways to wear them is in dress form!  I got this particular dress from Samuel & Co. a few years ago and it gets a ton of wear, mostly at work but I could easily wear this on the weekend as well with a nice white pair of converse sneakers that are currently on my wish list.  The dress is made of a stretchy cotton…super comfy, with a narrow black and white stripe.  Today I’m wearing it with a casual white blazer that feels more like a cardigan (it’s not as structured as some blazers are).  This blazer is from Ricki’s and I’ve had it for a few years as well.  It is also a wardrobe pieces that gets worn a lot in the spring and summer.  I have on a pair of nude pumps from Le Chateau as well.  I have also worn this dress with flats and a denim jacket, block heels and a cardigan and I have also rocked a couple of different types of blazers with it.  I think a utility jacket would look awesome with the dress as well (on my wish list!).

The other great thing about this dress is that I can wear it all year long.  In the fall and winter I put on a pair of black tights and black booties or pumps with a heavier cardi or blazer and a scarf.

As for accessories with this type of a dress…you could do anything from a basic gold necklace to a pop of color with a bold statement necklace, earrings or bracelet with similar color shoes to make the outfit fun!

Some accessories that I like:

Banana Republic:
http://bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?pid=1748720030000&cid=1029492
J Crew Factory:
https://factory.jcrew.com/ca/womens-clothing/jewelry/bracelets/PRDOVR~G3984/G3984.jsp?color_name=lemon-wedge
https://factory.jcrew.com/ca/womens-clothing/jewelry/necklaces/PRDOVR~F3924/F3924.jsp?color_name=soft-aquamarine 

How fun would these yellow pumps be with a black and white dress and the bright yellow bracelet from J Crew Factory?  :

https://www.lechateau.com/style/jump/Italian-Made+Leather+Slingback+Pump/productDetail/Pumps/305478/

 

 

The Bay:

 

http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/jewellery-accessories/fashion-jewellery/three-drop-bead-earrings-0600089247568–24

Now some suggestions for striped dresses, Old Navy has a couple that are cute and the one at Amazon is probably the most similar to mine.

Old Navy:
http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=1060168&vid=1&pid=511900083
http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=1060168&vid=1&pid=506410173

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01B5BZI6S/ref=asc_df_B01B5BZHCS5002475?smid=A3CR867ANFCO3S&linkCode=df0&creative=395393&creativeASIN=B01B5BZHCS&tag=psc0e-20&ascsubtag=2543427896&th=1&psc=1

Ricki’s:
http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aane_prd/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-product-catalog/default/dw210adc68/images/Rickis/general_apparel/1228wb1127d134051_09_1.jpg