From Summer heat to Winter frost, nothing sizzles like a simple black and white striped dress. While the item itself is classic and adorable, the color palette is fairly open, allowing you to transition from a lighter day look to a more dramatic nighttime appeal with only a few changes in shoes, jacket and accessories. That’s exactly what I did with this striped dress from Cache. I got this dress a while back but not to worry, I have an alternative in mind for you 🙂
Black and White Striped Dress: My Daytime Ensemble
By adding some bright and bold colors, I created a perfect daytime look with my dress. Check out Forever 21 for a black and white striped dress that’s very similar to mine. This dress is a steal at only $15.18 and also hits above the knee and pairs well with a variety of looks. For this look I wore an anorak jacket with a black leather belt OVER it for a funner/different look. A bright red bag dresses up any daytime outfit, and Target is a great place to shop for a variety of choices under $50. The best way to add a little cool factor to your outfit while the sun is still up is a great pair of heels. Now all you need is some banging red nail polish, a cheap chunky ring that advertises your personal style and a fun bracelet or two.
Black and White Striped Dress: My Nighttime Ensemble
Again, the striped dress is your best friend when it comes to going out dresses. This time, though, we’ll turn the volume up with a black leather jacket. I paired it with a quilted shoulder bag because I felt it complimented the leather jacket well. Add a pair of strappy heels, a floral gem necklace, chunky ring, red lips (using my favorite MAC Russian Red lipstick) and bright nail polish to complete the ensemble. Now you’ve gone from day to night!
With a few simple swaps, it’s so easy to wear one dress all day and take it into the night.