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Casual: Jacket // Necklace // Shoes // Purse
Chic: Blazer // Clutch // Earrings // Sandals

A patterned dress is without a doubt one of my closet essentials (I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot. But I mean it this time.). It’s probably the easiest thing you can wear. It’s a complete outfit in just one soft, comfortable piece, it doesn’t require a lot of accessorizing, if any, and – if the title of this post didn’t give you a clue – it works in lots of different situations, depending on how you style it. I love the idea of pairing this striped dress and a denim jacket (with rolled up sleeves) for a cool, monochromatic look. Sporty slip-ons make it work well for errands, casual weekend outings, and when the weather doesn’t permit sandals. And a simple black crossbody (my go-to type of bag) keeps hands free and goes with everything. But paired with a bright blazer, patterned clutch, and feminine accents like metallic sandals and tassel earrings, a striped dress becomes the perfect thing to wear to weekend brunch.

Do you love patterned dresses? What are your wardrobe essentials?

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