One of my favorite fashion memories was the day I discovered my mom’s high school closet. There were cutoff denim shorts, striped jersey dresses and the perfect ’70s color palette. This Fashionista’s dress gave off the same vibes as the dresses in my mom’s closet; I fell in love. In my personal wardrobe, I tend to avoid stripes. I write them off as mediocre and often unflattering. However, there is occasionally someone to prove me wrong. Like the Fashionista that inspired me to look into unisex style, this week’s Fashionista wore stripes in a way I can’t help but love.
Rather than wearing a simple dress with identical horizontal stripes, this Fashionista chose differing widths and unexpected colors. The minimal silhouette of the dress emphasized the unique take on normally boring stripes. Her addition of black tights and brown boots added to the striped look, and the boots kept the style low-key.
Create your own twist on this Fashionista’s look for your upcoming spring break. For inspiration, look through pictures of your parents on vacation in the ’70s; the summery white washed photos will give you color inspiration. Wherever your getaway may be, this striped dress from Lauren Moffat will be wearable. Lauren Moffat’s designs have a sweet lazy Sunday feel with touches of vintage inspiration. That is the perfect recipe for spring break packing. Pair your dress with buttery leather ankle boots, like this cognac style from Frye. Add a white jacket for when it’s chilly; I like this piece for its fit and its pop of sunny orange.
For further inspiration, browse ModCloth, Lauren Moffat and, my favorite online thrift store, thrifted and modern. Keep your eye out for pieces that change up the normal use of stripes and colors fit for a spring break getaway.