It’s not secret I’m obsessed with stripes—what American gal isn’t these days. You need a few, good navy-and-white or black-and-white striped tops and dresses in your closet for an easy go-to piece. Stripes are a staple.
My newest summer staple are off-the-shoulder blouses, which I’m wearing with denim, jean shorts, white jeans, lace shorts—you name it. (Shop my off-the-shoulder blouse picks here.)
Naturally, I’m a shopaholic and a gal who always wants more, so I’ve added a new summer staple to the mix: the off-the-shoulder cotton dress, which quickly becomes the first piece I grab when I have a lunch meeting or dinner date.
Nordstrom, Top Shop, Revolve and shopbop all have loads of easy, breezy, comfy cotton off-the-shoulder dresses that make life easy—because something needs to be! I picked up these striped number from Nordstrom and have worn it twice this week alone.
The best thing about an staple is just that—you can use it as the basis of an outfit and dress it up or down. For a whimsical, irreverent dinner with girlfriends, I wore a boater hat and a seashell clutch from Kate Spade. These fringe heels from Banana Republic are perfect for summer—they’re affordable, comfortable and available in several colors.
For a lunch meeting, I wore the same dress with grey suede flats and a neutral tote for a totally different look.
Shop our favorite picks for off-the-shoulder striped dresses that are perfect to throw on for any and all occasions!