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The Lust List: Shoulders & Stripes

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.

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Wayf Striped Off-The-Shoulder Dress | Banana Republic Honey Fringe Sandal | Kate Spade Seashell Wicker Bag (old) | Straw Boater Hat

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.

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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.

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Ombre Hair by Logan 14 Aveda

For a lunch meeting, I wore the same dress with grey suede flats and a neutral tote for a totally different look.

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Wayf Striped Off-The-Shoulder Dress | Banana Republic Honey Fringe Sandal | Kate Spade Seashell Wicker Bag (old) | Straw Boater Hat

Shop our favorite picks for off-the-shoulder striped dresses that are perfect to throw on for any and all occasions!

Cori Sue

Co-Founder, Pro Bruncher

The co-founder of Bitches Who Brunch, Cori Sue loves brand strategy, social media, red wine, and pink lipstick.

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