Stripes! The fashion community widely embraces stripes throughout various styles and seasons. Whether thick or thin, evenly spaced or varied thickness, I’ve long been drawn to stripes.
Sometimes stripes are a nod to nautical flair or they embodie a French inspired look. When I studied abroad in France one summer, I came home with a suitcase full of striped tees and sweaters. Since then (or perhaps even before), I’ve had a penchant for stripes.
When one of my favorite bloggers, Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies, came out with a clothing line, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of these summer arrivals. This Americana striped dress has become a summer staple. It is super versatile: it can be worn to the office with a cardigan and flats, to a daytime cookout with simple sandals, or even to dinner and drinks with a fun pair of wedges.
In high school I volunteered as a candy striper in my local hospital. The uniform looked so much like this dress that every time I wear it I think about my candy striping days! We had to wear a striped vest with a white collared shirt and khaki pants. So classic.
I’d transport patients to and from different parts of the hospital or work as a cashier in the gift shop; but my favorite was delivering flowers and balloons to new babies.
Even though it has been cooling down quite a bit in recent weeks, I will definitely be wearing this dress as much as possible while summer lasts.
What is your favorite way to wear stripes?