I am all about being casual during the summertime, and if you haven’t picked up on it already, I am all about getting the most out of each piece of clothing I purchase. One of the criteria for me to buy a new piece of clothing is that I have to really, really like it to the point that I will wear it frequently. That’s how I know I should purchase it. This leads to me wearing certain items on repeat, but I would rather that than a one-hit-wonder.
Stripes are a staple of my personal style, and this red and white striped dress is the perfect summer piece that you can transition into multiple looks to last all day. Here is an easy way to wear your casual stripes all day (and night) long.
I like to mix it up with my prints, so I knew these camo tennis shoes would pair perfectly with the red and white stripes for the day. It’s all about being comfortable during the summer, and my panama hat is never far behind. It also really helps for those bad/lazy hair days! I actually still have a sprig of lavender in mine from our trip to Chicago last summer. We were regulars at one of the most popular bars in town, Cindy’s, and Shea stuck this in my hat while we were having cocktails one afternoon and it has stayed ever since. I just can’t part with it.
In case you need to have a light layer handy, a jean jacket is another staple during the summer. This one goes with pretty much anything (and is on major sale), but I also like this cropped style that is new this season. Every closet has room for multiple jean jackets, and they don’t ever go out of style.
This dress easily transitions from hanging out during the day to going for some dinner or drinks at night. I don’t like to do a lot of laundry (who does??), so you might as well make the most out of each outfit you wear instead of wearing multiple pieces each day.
Throw on a bright statement necklace, like this turquoise one from Kendra Scott, and a pair of colorful heels and you are ready to walk out the door in five minutes or less. I am so happy that I bought this Cult Gaia bag, which is pretty much the Instagram bag of the summer, even though I don’t like to purchase too many items that a lot of other people wear. I have already worn it with way more outfits than I thought I would, and I am pleasantly surprised with how much this bag can hold. I’m glad I didn’t pass this one up!
I bought this red and white striped dress on sale at Anthropologie earlier this spring, and it is now sold out, BUT I have linked 10 other striped options that you can easily take from day to night to this summer.
My obsession with stripes is well-documented on this blog, and my collection continues to grow. I fully believe that you can never have too many stripes in your closet! This dress would be great to pack for a Memorial Day getaway this weekend since you can wear it all day long. The less packing, the better.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe extended weekend! Cheers to three days off of work!!