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Blast from the Past: Striped Dress

Classic outfit combo: Striped dress & denim jacket // the modern savvy

I am so happy to hear that you guys like this new “Blast from the Past” series as much as I do (first one here). Instead of sharing an outfit full of brand-new items, I’m pulling out older items from my closet to demonstrate how I wear them today. I have often felt pressured to show you new, new, new when that’s not realistic for my life… or my wallet. Comment, email or connect with me if there’s something you’d like to see featured here.

Next up: this oldie but goodie Gap striped dress. Eventually I’ll need to let her go but not yet. This dress, from around 2011, has served me so well… from casual to work, I’ve worn this puppy everywhere. Honestly surprised the black is still black and the white isn’t yellow…. Gap, you made a major winner (as if they’re reading this!). 😉  Nearly every lady has a striped dress and if not, it’s a worthy closet addition because it’s absolutely one of those pieces you’ll wear over and over again. If you’re looking for a new way to wear yours, here’s my go-to, coincidentally an outfit filled with lots of closet essentials.

What’s your favorite way to wear it? I equally love the idea of adding some bright fuchsia heels for a night out, or some fun pom pom sandals for a casual afternoon.

mom on the go uniform.. great comfy, cute look! // the modern savvy

real girl uniform in a striped dress and denim jacket

How to style a denim jacket

Super easy to replicate this casual look... and those scalloped espadrilles! // the modern savvy Classic outfit combo: Striped dress & denim jacket // the modern savvy

Flamingo magazine // the modern savvy Classic outfit combo: Striped dress & denim jacket // the modern savvy

Delicate gold jewelry under $50

Alyson Seligman of The Modern Savvy


Dress: Gap (see the scroll bar below for similar options)
Denim Jacket: Gap
Espadrilles: Crown Vintage
Purse: Gucci
Necklace Set: BaubleBar
Beaded bracelets: Alexandra Gioia
Bangle: David Yurman
Ring: Baublebar (here)

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    April 26, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    A striped dress and denim jacket will always be a classic combo! Love this cute outfit on you!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    April 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Love this idea! I always feel pressured to share new as well, but s striped dress like this is always classic! Love how you styled it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    I love this idea! Many times readers assume everything a blogger wears is new. I am a complete clothes hoarder so I have several striped dresses! Lol.

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    April 20, 2017 at 12:53 AM

    That striped dress is such a classic but ugghhhh I need the scallop shoes in my life!


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      April 24, 2017 at 5:32 PM

      The scalloped espadrilles are so amazing. I have both this and the blush pair and seriously wear them daily.

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    April 19, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    This casual outfit is so simple, but so perfect for everyday wear! I love that striped dress and love it with the denim jacket! Such a cute look for so many occasions!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    April 19, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    love this!! i rewear a lot on my blog. i shop my closet a lot! that dress is so cute!

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    Luci's Morsels
    April 19, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Chic and comfortable is my favorite sartorial combination!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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      April 24, 2017 at 5:33 PM

      Haha, same, girl… mine is cozy chic, which is pretty much the same. 😉

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    Krisztina Clifton
    April 19, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    A perfect casual dress for Spring. I love it with the denim, and those shoes are so cute!!

    ~Krisztina | http://www.krisztinaclifton.com

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    Jessica C
    April 19, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    What a versatile striped dress! I love the way it looks on you 🙂 And pairing with denim jacket is also so 90’s!! Gorgeous outfit 🙂

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

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    April 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    With a classic like a striped dress, why would you ever stop wearing it? And those scalloped espadrilles are cuter than ever!

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    April 19, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    Loving this series – and totally agree that a little striped dress is a closet staple! Didn’t realize those espadrilles came in black too – obsessed!!


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      April 24, 2017 at 5:34 PM

      Yes, the black espadrilles are SO good! I got them in both when DSW had a sale and I honestly wear them both nearly daily… they’re SO comfy!

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    April 19, 2017 at 7:13 AM

    You can never go wrong with a little stripe dress, love this.


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      April 24, 2017 at 5:34 PM

      TOtally agree — thanks for stopping by, Rachelle!

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    April 19, 2017 at 6:55 AM

    Great dress! It looks brand new, love it when something wears so well!

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