Mixing up a striped dress

I first bought this striped drop-waist dress in spring 2012, and I’ve worn it many times — definitely more times than it’s been featured on the blog. That’s because I often wear it in the same way, with its self-belt and simple flats, as seen here. Patterned dresses have so much interest in and of themselves, so it doesn’t take much at all to dress-and-go.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Striped dress + cognac accessories

I decided to mix things up this time to wear this dress out for a lunch with a friend and a casual work meeting. The dress is a bit blousy and loose, which I like for its comfy, casual feel. The main difference is that I changed the waistline of this drop-waist dress with a wide, stretchy belt. And I echoed the cognac tone of the belt with my cognac wedges.

Here’s a comparison of different ways I’ve worn this dress:

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing a berry striped dress

1  /  2  /  3 (this post)

Belting the dress higher does shorten the length, as you can see above, but there’s room in the dress to do that as its natural length hits right at the knee.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Striped dress + cognac accessories

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Striped dress + cognac accessories

Details:  Striped dress:  Kohl’s, spring 2012  /  Wide belt:  Kohl’s, old  /  Cognac wedges:  Born via Macy’s, gift-carded this spring  /  Gold hoop earrings:  Gift, old

Librarian for LIfe + Style | A dress with pockets!

Pockets!

And finally, here’s the dress in motion:

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Striped dress + cognac accessories

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Striped dress + cognac accessories

Librarian for LIfe + Style | Striped dress + cognac accessories

Happy Thursday, y’all!

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20 thoughts on “Mixing up a striped dress

  1. ADA

    What a gorgeous nautical striped dress. I love striped dresses. Great remix. Paired with this tan belt is my favorite. I’d love for you to check out my last 2 remix posts too and tell me what you think. =)) Thanks Jen.

    Have a Great Weekend! Ada. =)

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