Friday, March 20, 2015

Cost Per Wear: The Versatile Striped Dress

There are some items of clothing that have endless possibilities for wear. This striped dress is definitely one of (if not the) most versatile items in my closet. Stripes? Check. Neutral colors? Check. Lightweight for layering or perfect on its own during summer? Double check. 
black and white striped dress with puffer vest
Dress-H&M (similarsimilar) | Shirt-Loft (exact) | Vest-Old Navy (similarsimilar) | Polka dot scarf-c/o Popbasic (similarsimilar) | Tights-(similar) | Boots-INC via Macy's (exactsimilar)

black and white striped dress with puffer vest

black and white striped dress with puffer vest

black and white striped dress with puffer vest

black and white striped dress with puffer vest
Dress-H&M (similar, similar) | Shirt-Loft (exact) | Vest-Old Navy (similar, similar) | Polka dot scarf-c/o Popbasic (similar, similar) | Tights-(similar) | Boots-INC via Macy's (exact, similar)

When I bought this dress 2 years ago, it cost me $11. This is the 11th outfit I've shown with it on the blog making the cost per wear less than $1 now! Here are some of the ways I've worn it so far: 
10 ways to wear black and white striped dress

Do you need a striped dress option in your wardrobe? I've found some great options and all under $20!
black and white striped dress options
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
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29 comments:

  1. Love the dress and all the creative ways you've worn it! I have a striped dress but it's not quite on your level.

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  2. Great minds think alike, I love a little stripe dress and yes they are very versatile.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  3. That dress is such a great staple! So have created so many cute outfits with it! I really need to get one!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. What a versatile dress and a perfect staple for anyone's wardrobe. Great styling!


    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  5. ElleSees.blogspot.comMarch 20, 2015 at 4:30 AM

    stripes are my fave!! seriously! love all of these outfits!

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  6. I never thought to layer a long sleeved tee under this dress! I have a similar one and it has been too cold to wear it! Thanks for the style tip! Susan

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  7. I love this outfit and all of the others. It's so fun to mix stripes and other patterns. I've bought one or two of those H&M basic jersey dresses. They're great and you look good.

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  8. Wow, I love seeing all the ways you have worn this! A striped dress really is such a great buy.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  9. Lovely - I love the look you're sharing today - but there are some definite faves in your collage as well!
    Tea
    www.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

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  10. What a great pull together of all the ways you've worn this. Definitely am going to have to revisit some pieces in my closet now (I can totally get some inspiration from you here!) Happy first day of Spring!

    Clare | Understated Classics

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  11. Such a realistic & fantastic approach to getting good usage out of your clothes. Since the dress is pretty straight, you could also wear a cute, a-line skirt over it!!! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  12. That's such a great dress!! I love pieces like that where you get so much use out of it! Love it with the green vest. Have a great weekend Laura:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  13. I always think about the cost per wear! This is a great dress! I own so many striped dresses but they are the best thing!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  14. OMG, I am such a sucker for a striped dress!!! I bought this striped dress at Target for $7.88 and I seriously wear it YEAR ROUND: http://www.alittlebitofcheer.com/2015/02/wardrobe-wednesday-striped-dress.html
    I just love how you styled yours! I'm now on the hunt for the perfect striped T-Shirt dress! You are adorbs as always :)

    XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer
    www.alittlebitofcheer.com

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  15. I can't believe my eyes,, sooooo amazingly creative and beautiful looks with one dress!
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  16. I love my striped dress too- totally worth it when you calculate the cost per wear! Love the recap-- definitely shows how great it is across the seasons!

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  17. Wow! It's so awesome when you buy a piece that is extremely versatile like this striped dress! I love it!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  18. What a dress! I LOVE that you've worn it so many ways. And it looks so different each time! Really awesome piece.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  19. Suuuper adorable on you, Laura! I wish I looked better in that type of dress. Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday! Love all your looks.

    OXOx

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, you're right! That dress is super versatile. I love how you styled it every time!

    Christie

    The Closet by Christie

    www.theclosetbychristie.com

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  21. I think 3 and 4 were my absolute favs but all look great

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  22. Totally agree--a striped dress is SO versatile! I love all the ways you've styled yours here. Pinning this for future reference!

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  23. You have got so much wear out of that dress, what a great piece! :) I am trying to be more adventurous with how I wear my dresses lately and not just wear them the same way all the time, like you've shown here there can be lots of ways to wear them! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  24. Definitely a very smart buy. I just bought a new striped dress like this white with black stripes. Mine is also from H&M and it's a dressy sheath.

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  25. Such a versatile and fabulous dress, love when you break down the cost per wear!


    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  26. That amazingly cute striped dress of yours can be worn year-round and you look fabulous in it!

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  27. I love it when I can get my cost per wear down to a dollar, it's like the ultimate achievement! Keep remixing!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  28. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomMarch 22, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    I love seeing all of the ways you have styled this dress, I need to pin that image! I have been seeing so many striped dresses lately.

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  29. I absolutely love my striped dress like this! It goes with everything, I think! I really like when you wear yours with a long-sleeved tee underneath the dress like you did here. It gives you even more ways to wear the dress when you can layer underneath it instead of just on top of it :)

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