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Ask BB: One Striped Dress, Five Ways to Wear It

I own the Old Navy version of this dress (shown below). I'd love to see an outfit on the blog using it! —Rachel B., via Pinterest

A striped dress is such a great wardrobe staple. It's unique enough to be interesting yet classic enough to be worn season after season. I've taken you up on the challenge to see if I could style this dress multiple ways, and here's what I came up with (click on any item for details):

Option 1: A striped dress begs for a jean jacket (blue or white) and red accents that speak to its nautical roots.

Option 2: Paired with a bright summery hue like coral, a black and white stripe dress is the perfect backdrop for just about any color. A denim vest is a cool Jessica-Alba-inspired addition that adds interest.

Option 3: For chilly nights, add a cool cargo jacket and art deco necklace for an artsy feel. Florals also pair nicely with stripes, hence the bag.

Option 4: Add a pop of color with a cardigan and neutral wedges to make this dress casual-Friday or Sunday brunch material.

Option 5: Here's another summer office option, just add a colorful blazer and neutral accents. A straw bag and woven heels keep things easy breezy.

How would you style this chevron dress? Share your ideas with Rachel in the comments!
love this/pinned this! So many ideas, inspiration here. Kind of want a denim vest but will I wear it? One can only wonder. haha. Want all of these sets1
#1 alyson (Homepage) on 2012-06-18 11:56 (Reply)
Love that you used this dress in various ways with various other pieces.
#2 Kat (Homepage) on 2012-06-18 12:59 (Reply)
Option #3 is so me..
#3 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2012-06-18 13:59 (Reply)
I bought a very similar dress at Macy's from their "American Rag" line except it has thicker (I.e. bra friendly) straps. Been wearing it to death ever since! Great looks; The denim vest is my favorite! :-)
#4 Nicole (Homepage) on 2012-06-18 15:43 (Reply)
Ooh, I like all the different pairings. I'm especially loving the first three!
#5 mags (Homepage) on 2012-06-18 16:29 (Reply)
LOVE all of these! I've been contemplating a simple striped dress and now I'm getting one for sure! I own things that could make all of these outfits! :-)
#6 Kristin (Homepage) on 2012-06-18 22:53 (Reply)
#2 and the last outfit are the best! I love coral and stripes :-)
#7 merrybelly (Homepage) on 2012-06-19 00:46 (Reply)
Oh! I've been obsessing lately over bold black and white stripes. I've been planning on buying one of these dresses ever since I saw Target's version a week or so ago. Love the inspiration. So cute.
#8 Savannah Smiled (Homepage) on 2012-06-19 01:12 (Reply)
Stripes are the new black. Great looks, BB!
#9 Jaclyn (Homepage) on 2012-06-19 11:26 (Reply)
Thanks for doing this! I've been inspired to change it up.
#10 Rachel (Homepage) on 2012-06-20 07:50 (Reply)
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