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Now & Later | Stitched-Stripe Dress

Although I want nothing more than to wear boyfriend jeans and sundresses right now, it’s still not quite realistic with the current weather situation. One day it’s 70 degrees – the next, 40. This also makes shopping for new clothes right now very difficult; most stores have all their spring and summer inventory out, but it’s not a whole lot of fun to buy pieces that I know I can’t wear for another two or three months.

Because of this “dilemma,” I’ve mostly been looking for and purchasing items that are versatile enough to wear now and later when the temperatures finally warm up. I picked up this ultra-comfortable jersey dress from Old Navy last month during my birthday weekend shopping trip – the online photos really don’t do the dress justice! I adore the different shades of blue and intricate stitching details throughout the striped pattern. The elastic waistband also makes it super flattering on practically anybody.

Even though the dress material is rather lightweight, the three-quarter sleeve length makes it a great transitional piece between the seasons.

I love the look of a classic, long trench coat thrown over a comfortable dress and finished with a pair of booties. Fringe seems to be the new “it” trend as of late, so I thought these booties added a bit of a fun factor to an overall conservative outfit. I also wouldn’t – and won’t, come fall – hesitate to throw on a pair of opaque black or navy blue tights for an extra layer of warmth.
Once it warms up a bit, a simple switch-up of accessories makes this dress late spring- and summer-ready.
Nothing screams spring and summer more than hair in a low, messy bun with a straw fedora, accompanied by a brightly-colored straw tote (which would double well as a beach bag!), and a stylish, but comfortable pair of espadrilles. I also am a firm believer that every woman should own a denim jacket – they can be dressed up or down, and they are so easy to bring with wherever you go. Those peach flower earrings are just too adorable, too – can you imagine that little pop of color peering out from under the fedora? I’m loving the idea of it already.
How do you transition specific wardrobe items from winter to spring?