Last week, I visited J. Crew to purchase the scatter dot dress. I tried this dress on a month ago (see In the Field with Economy of Style). I loved it then, but delayed purchasing in the hope of getting it at a lower price later. So, when I heard that J.Crew extended its extra 30% off sale items to the stores, I ran to mine.
While in J.Crew on my mission to buy dots, I was also drawn to the stripe button-front dress, which had been marked down so low that it would have a final price of $25 (orig. $88). Okay. I didn’t plan to buy stripes and I may not need more stripes, but who couldn’t use more stripes?
To prove to you (and mostly to myself) that this additional stripe dress deserved a spot in my wardrobe, I consulted the Fashion Thesaurus.
Three looks with the stripe dress:
1. Casual. On Saturday, I wore the dress as shown below to run a few errands.
|Dress—J.Crew, Belt—Banana Republic Factory Store,
Shoes—Michael Kors via Marshalls (jelly version)
Bag—Vintage via Borough Vintage, Earrings—Anthropologie Golden Child Danglers
2. Preppy Chic. Tis the season for mixing and matching. Plaid sure looks good with stripes.
|Shirt—Old Navy, Dress—J.Crew, Bag—Marina Rinaldi via family,
Shoes—Michael Kors via Macy’s (similar), Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle
3. Classic with a twist. Red is reliable when paired with navy and white. A leopard skinny belt adds an additional splash of interest.
|Cardigan—Loft, Dress—J.Crew, Belt—Oscar de La Renta via Marshalls
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton tote via Macy’s, Shoes—Tahari via UpperBid
Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle, Sunglasses—DVF via Marshalls