Two Ways: Striped Sleeveless Dress
Apr 18, 2013
From Right, Earrings: Laurel Hoop Earrings ($58) Sunglasses: RayBan Cat Eye Glasses ($144) Bracelet: Interlocking Bangle ($40) Bag: VC Drawstring Bag ($178) Belt: Dagmar Belt ($99) Shoes: DvF Daphne Flats ($195)
For the Office. This look was inspired by current-favorite cocktail dress from Nordstrom. The colored belt keeps the outfit from being a bit too black and white.
I think a white blazer is a must for summer. I’m in the market to replace mine. This Joie is nice, but in my dreams, I can afford this Smythe. Banana also makes a nice white blazer, and in the under-$100 range, there’s always Express. Petites can fins nice options from Michael Kors, and plus-sized ladies should look at Jones of NY.
I chose mint earrings and a simple ring because that is a LOT of pattern happening with the stripe and I didn’t want to overwhelm. But you could go a bit bigger on the ring, if you wanted, or wear a few on multiple fingers. This honeycombed ring and this dome ring are both lovely.
These Miri pumps from J.CREW are comfortable if you wear a foot bed insole. But if you need something cheaper, try these Nine West pumps.
For the hair, dealer’s choice. It would look lovely down, or up in a low bun or teased pony. For the makeup, I think you need a bit of color to balance the stark white and black. I’d try a red lip or raspberry lip, if you’re not feeling bold, and a pop of pink blush.
For the Weekend. If a spontaneous even pops up on a weekend, I usually wear a simple dress and flat sandals. I can jazz it up with accessories, or keep it cool for day with a simple belt and a fun bag. And sunglasses, never forget the sunglasses.
I chose a cognac belt because I LOVE mixing cognac and black. Need a cheaper belt? Try this $24 one.
I chose a bright blue bag in a fun shape, but if you want cool-looking bag in the same color without the string, look at this Topshop one. I also chose some easy gold hoops and a bangle with a unique shape.