Two Ways: Boden Stripe Dress
May 17, 2016
I love a striped dress for the office. I bought one from Banana Republic years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. This Elsa dress has a flattering cut and sleek style. This Felicity & Coco dress is a nice under-$100 option. For something with a less uniform stripe, try this Donna Morgan dress.
Plus-size? This Bisou Bisou dress is nice. It may fit too close to the body for a professional office, so size one size up and tailor as needed for a more forgiving fit.
A long blazer is one of my favorite outfit toppers. It’s chic, slimming, and versatile. This Zara jacket is a nice choice. I recently bought this patterned Ivanka Trump jacket. And I keep putting this coral Halogen topper in my cart and then taking it out (ugh, indecision).
I layered the jacket over the dress, and it felt a bit monochromatic. So I added these shoes from Dorothy Perkins that have a hint of cobalt on the toe cap. It’s such a fun way to mix in color. They could also be worn in any season, which is a nice bonus.
The bag is a simple Kate Spade satchel. For something more affordable, try this chain link dome satchel from Avenue.
I chose these earrings to pull in the shoe. Their black and blue texture is very cool. And I love these black and blue studs from The Affair, they bring just a hint of drama.
For a casual look, I decided to keep things fairly basic. This slim crossbody bag has an amazing shape to it, and the price tag isn’t bad either. I also like the way the cognac contrasts with the black and white stripe. If you prefer totes, I love the look of this Gabrielle Rocha bag.
I added the long necklace to balance the stripes a bit. I like this inexpensive tassel with a black accent. However, the long necklace I always recommend is this Stella & Dot Rebel necklace that I wear almost every day.
And how great are these little flats? The texture on the front is so fun. They give you all the joy of wearing a sandal, but are still office appropriate. They also come in two more colors, pale beige and sparkly silver. Add a pair of cool sunglasses, and you’re all set.