This striped dress stopped me in my tracks ($81):
There’s something very Missoni about it — something very high-end and sophisticated in a European way. It must be mine. I love the texture, the colors, the unexpected length, the unusual color. Done and done.
But then, I’ve rarely met a stripe I don’t like. A few other gorgeous picks:
+A midi-length striped tee dress ($95). The midi length is the new new. It feels fresh, chic, unharried in a way. Sort of: “Hey guys, I’m doing me.”
+I’m curious about Ronny Kobo’s stuff. There’s something dishearteningly Kardashian about their styles — sort of Herve-Leger-in-training (no offense, but not a big fan over here) — but then again, there’s something intriguing and sexy about them. This dress ($398) has me puzzling: “Will I or won’t I?”
+This $90 TopShop lovely channels the Ronny Kobo style above for a fraction of the price. Hence, easier to say “I will” to this one.
+This is the kind of understated chic thing ($198, Tibi) that my New Yorker friends would rock out with black ankle booties and leave me wishlisting for.
+This knit midi dress (Anthro, $148) with its gradated stripes is oh-so-chic.
+This striped shift looks much higher end than it is ($118). The colors are fresh.
+Oh, Missoni, how I love thee. Especially when your dresses are on sale — like this one in fiery red ($387).
+At the high end of the spectrum, HOLY MOLY — this J. Mendel stunner is the stuff of dreams (on sale for $1,400).
+Rad striped poncho ($94 — extra 60% off as of day of authorship!).
+I love the casual femininity of this striped linen top (RedValentino, on sale for $213). This striped linen cami achieves a similar effect (on sale for $54), as does this long-sleeved peasant top ($132).
+This sweater ($168). OMG. Yes.