STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Springtime Stripe Dress

Style Advice of the Week

The last weekend of spring semester at JMU has arrived and this means students taking in the warm weather and the best the Shenandoah Valley has to offer! This is the perfect time for Fashionistas to bring out their springtime dresses and spend time outside enjoying the weather with friends before finals week and leaving to go home for the summer. This Fashionista made a simple yet bold statement in her green and white stripe dress. This classic and timeless dress is from Forever 21. It was the perfect choice for a spring afternoon lunch with friends. I love the simple neckline, cap sleeve and pleated bottom, but even more than that I love the simple bold stripe.

The runways of Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior reveal the thick bold stripe as a must-have trend this spring. And while we would all love for these designers’ couture designs to be hanging in our dorm room closets our college budgets don’t exactly allow for that. Luckily, there are great bold stripe pieces you can add to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Tommy Bahama has a bold stripe maxi dress available on Zappos for those effortless carefree days. A comfortable dress that can be work with flip flops to class and dressed up with a wedge and denim jacket for an evening of outdoor dining with friends. Vince Camuto and dELia*s also have bold stripe dresses that are on point with this must-have trend.

If a bold stripe dress is a bit too daring you can incorporate the look with striped accessories.

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