Stripes and Skirts


Have we seen this on the blog before?

Maybe. But I’m not doing any digging.

Does this change the fact that this is a tried and true Spring to Summer staple pair?

Absolutely not.

The sun is shining, and I am pulling more linen and cotton pieces. After being holed up all winter, it’s exciting to feel the sun out and the enjoy a breeze instead of cowering inside buildings to hide from it. I also love a stripe, and I love that this is bejeweled. I have also found that rather than tucking in my button-down blouses, I have taken to tying them. Wrinkles be damned.

When you tie a button down and throw it over a dress, it gives the outfit a little something extra, and gives you an extra layer without a sweater or coat for those crisper mornings. Also, you can take a blouse like this from office to drinks in a snap. Untuck the blouse, tie it at the waist, where the high-waisted pencil skirt meets, unbutton one button lower to reveal a lace bralette and you’re good to go for summer drinks on a patio somewhere. Or you can always wear it to work over a bias-cut maxi slip dress, all tied up and work appropriate, then untie it and leave it behind in favor of the summer slip dress underneath for after hour happy hours. It’s like two outfits in one.

It can also be worn for running errands around town. The cotton makes it comfortable and you can leave it untucked with some jeans whilst perusing basil and tomatoes at the farmers market. It’s put together while being undone, just as it should be. And the more you wear it the more comfortable it gets. Ahh, the beauty of cotton.

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