Similar to the way I feel about a neutral makeup look that allows for endless options of lipstick colors, I love a neutral wardrobe so I can switch up accessories and get a lot use out of them. I never buy an “outfit”. I always purchase items that will go with a handful of different things in my closet, again, so I can wear them repeatedly!
A simple stripe dress is the easiest look that allows for a huge variety of accessory swaps. You can dress it up or down, and keep the jewelry minimal or bold. Even though it’s striped, I think it really reads as a basic dress.
I have 2 colors of this dress from H&M and for under $18, it’s hard to beat it! The white is a touch sheer on bright sunny days, so I’ll just wear this light slip underneath so it isn’t too see through.
For daytime, I’d style it like this. If I was going to the park, I swap those wedges for some flatter sandals, like these!
To change up the look a bit, perhaps for a work day at a bookstore or coffee shop, I’d add one extra layer and choose a different bag.
I wish I could pull off dresses or skirts with sneakers but I just don’t think I can do it! But that would be a great way to also style this dress, in fact I bet Kailee Wright could pull that off perfectly!
Since this post is all about accessories, I rounded up a few of my favorite accessories that are great additions to any wardrobe below! Some of my favorite places to shop online for jewelry, shoes and bags are: Cuyana, Madewell, The Dotted Poppy, J.Crew Factory, Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry and Sole Society. I also love browsing in store at Target, TJ Maxx and Fossil.
Now don’t get me wrong, a really fun statement bag or necklace is almost ALWAYS a great idea against an otherwise very simple outfit. I just usually save the fun for my lip color or nail polish!
Shop the exact items I’m wearing in the photos below!