Striped Shift

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A black and white striped shift dress is a year-round closet staple. Wear it with a pair of flat ankle booties for a weekend stroll, pair it with a structured blazer for a business meeting, or put on your favorite pair of sandals and hit the beach. This dress does it all!

black and white striped dress

Kate Spade Saturday just launched a whole collection of pieces that do just that… The Lucky Seven. Each piece works for a variety of occasions and is pretty much season-less, too. You can never have enough versatile closet staples in your arsenal! Transition pieces that work from early Spring to late Fall, and even through parts of winter if we’re lucky, make getting dressed so much easier. You know I’m all about remixing my wardrobe season after season after season!

When you change your accessories, you change your whole look. It’s kind of like magic!

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Whenever I’m wearing an all-black-and-white ensemble, it’s fun to inject a little pop of color. Whether it be a bold red lip or a bright yellow bag, a splash of color gives your outfit so much more personality.

Colorful cross-body bag have been among my favorite accessories this fall. They add so much to an outfit and are perfect for running your weekend errands.. Gotta keep those hands and shoulders free!

Isn’t it amazing how much of a difference a statement accessory makes in an outfit? With the red bag, this outfit feels oh-so Parisian chic. But with a citrus-colored yellow bag, the whole looks feels very uptown-meets-downtown. (And also makes me feel as if spring is on the horizon! #WishfulThinking)

black and white outfit with pop of color

black hat, black and white striped dress, black ankle booties, yellow crossbody bag

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Kate Spade Saturday Dress c/o
J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck
Express Hat
J.Crew Super Opaque Tights
Anne Klein Booties
Red Ralph Lauren Bag
Yellow Kate Spade Saturday Bag c/o (I am dying for the blush color!)
Tom Ford Sunglasses
Bauble Bar Ring
Capwell + Co Bangles
Lips: Stila ‘Beso’

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 1.14.15
    Natali said:

    Yep, both of these bags made a big difference to this
    monochromatic outfit!
    You look great! 🙂

  2. 1.14.15

    I have this dress too and it’s seriously the best! Love how you did it now with the long sleeve tee underneath, and in the summer it totally works with a Panama hat and sandals!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  3. 1.14.15
    Emma said:

    This is such a cute bag! I really love small bags so these are perfect!

  4. 1.14.15
    Cait said:

    I love how much a little pop of color can make an outfit! The bag from Saturday really changes the whole outfit.

    -xo Cait

  5. 1.14.15
    rachel said:

    love this dress and love how you made it work for winter! adorable!


  6. 1.14.15

    This is such a cool dress and I love how a little color changes the whole look!

    Heidi D.

  7. 1.14.15
    Ana said:

    Monochrome outfit with a splash of colour is so French! Love it!

  8. 1.14.15
    melissa said:

    Cute look Jess!

  9. 1.14.15

    I love that bag, it’s so cute!

  10. 1.14.15
    Meagan said:

    Love the yellow bag! So much fun!

  11. 1.14.15
    Alexandra said:

    Love this dress paired with the bright yellow – & hat! Lovely!

    Warm Regards,

  12. 1.14.15
    Vera said:

    You look gorgeous. I love that dress!!

  13. 1.14.15
    Alison J. said:

    So fun … so very 1960s London on you!

  14. 1.14.15
    Maddy said:

    I just picked up a striped 3/4 sleeve dress the other day (finally) and it is so stinkin’ versatile. I love how the little things can complete transform the look!

    xo, Maddy

  15. 1.14.15
    Andrea said:

    Such a cute dress! Love the modern take on a classic piece! You styled it perfectly, I’m especially loving that yellow crossbody bag too!


  16. 1.14.15
    Jeanne said:

    Gorgeous striped dress!

  17. 1.14.15

    Love the versatile dress!

    Liz @

  18. 1.14.15
    Emily said:

    I love that dress!

  19. 1.14.15
    Sam said:

    Love wearing black and white with a pop of color! Love that striped shift and how you styled it.

    Savvy City Chic

  20. 1.15.15

    I love the combination of black and white patterned pieces with a solid yellow accent. Happy Thursday 🙂

  21. 1.15.15
    Larisa said:

    Freaking YES! Love how changing the accessories make an “old” outfit look new again. And now I need that dress!

    xx Larisa @

  22. 1.21.15

    This hat reminds me of the witch look from the Zappos shoot!

  23. 1.25.15

    Love the cute style! 🙂

    Michelle M