I love stripes. The striped dress is such a classic, versatile piece but it still makes a statement. I really love this Madewell version or this one from J.Crew, but for now my Forever 21 knock-off will have to do. I got it over a year ago, but because it's uncomfortably short I've only worn it a few times. I really only love it over tights or under something else as a top. I might just cut off the bottom and turn it into a shirt, but I'm still deciding.
Dress (as shirt) and Belt- Forever 21, Skirt and Loafers - Vintage
The thing that I love about dresses, especially more form-fitting ones, is that they can double as tops. Though I don't love the silhouette of this dress, I do when it's under a skirt. I paired it with a vintage skirt and another of my Fall favorites- loafers.
Dress- Forever 21, Necklace- c/o Blue Bird, Tights- Target, Boots- Steve Madden
I can't think of a dress that doesn't look good with boots. When I asked for your suggestions one was "dress with boots" and I love this combo. I kept this outfit simple, but added the necklace. A bold, colorful necklace is the perfect way to spice up a plain outfit.
Dress (as shirt), Belt, Necklace, and Cardigan- Forever 21, Jeans- Gap, Shoes- Target
Another way to wear your dress is under jeans. This is a little more difficult because you have to avoid the scrunched up dress right at the tummy look, but it's fun to try something a little different. I also love stripes and trouser jeans together. I would totally wear this outfit as my everyday mom outfit. Minus the gold necklace. Minus the platform wedges. And, maybe minus the blingy belt.