Rainbow Stripes

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a rainbow striped Eva Franco dress from Anthropologie with a Clare V black straw tote.

I picked up this rainbow striped dress before my trip to Santa Barbara and I couldn’t be happier with it! (More on my trip coming soon!) I got so many compliments when I wore it in California… The colors are even prettier in person. When I first spotted it on the rack, I really liked it and eyed it for a little bit, but didn’t grab it since it was out of my usual color wheelhouse. (Have you ever seen me in yellow? Nope. And very rarely in a red, minty green, or pale blue.) But I kept getting a glimpse out of the corner of my eye and liked it more and more each time.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Eva Franco striped rainbow crochet dress from Anthropologie with a straw boater hat by Janessa Leone.

When I finally tried it on, I fell in love with the fun silhouette! It started pouring down rain when we were shooting this look (hence the duck and cover running photo below!) and we weren’t able to get a photo from the side, but I love how it looks like you’re wearing a slip dress underneath from the side, but it’s all built in. It’s super forgiving with an elastic waist, too! A little note on sizing, though: I’d definitely size down. I’m wearing a 4 and could probably even go with a 2!

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a striped dress from Anthropologie, a straw hat by Janessa Leone, and a black straw bag from Clare V.

The vibrant colors make styling a cinch, too! I kept it casual for weekend wear with a straw hat and simple black accessories, but you could definitely pair with a pop of color in your shoes or bag.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Anthropologie striped dress and a Clare V black straw bag.

I have this mini straw bag in the cream color from last year (it’s been on the blog countless times!), but I finally let myself buy the black version, too! You don’t typically see black straw bags, and I love how it dresses up your usual straw totes, but is much more relaxed than the rest of our go-to black leather bags. I’ve used it so many times already and I know it will be on repeat the rest of the summer! I have the shoulder strap tucked in (it’s fully removable) so it’s a lot more versatile than it might appear.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a straw boater hat with a rainbow striped dress in the Gold Coast.

Get the Look…

Eva Franco Rainbow Crochet Striped Dress
Clare V Black Petit Kenya Straw Bag
Janessa Leone Straw Boater Hat
Old Navy Black Criss-Cross Slides (old; similar here)
Kate Spade Black Leather Watch
Le Specs Black Aviator Sunglasses

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Anthropologie rainbow striped dress by Eva Franco with a black Clare V Kenya straw bag.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a striped dress by Eva Franco from Anthropologie with a straw boater hat from Janessa Leone.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a rainbow striped dress and a straw hat at Whispers in the Gold Coast.

Chicago travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a rainbow striped dress from Anthropologie with a straw hat and black criss-cross slides.

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8 Comments

  1. 6.27.17
    Rena commented:

    The dress with the rainbow stripes is wonderful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 6.27.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Such a great holiday dress!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  3. 6.27.17
    Elle commented:

    LOVE this dress on you! The colors are stunning.
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

  4. 6.27.17
    Natali commented:

    You’re looking so beautiful! This is such a great summery dress!

    http://lartoffashion.com/beach-club

  5. 6.27.17
    Georgiana Quaint commented:

    This dress is strikingly beautiful! And you styled it so well that it is not clashing with anything in your outfit.

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  6. 6.27.17
    Lauren commented:

    I’ve been in love with this dress ever since you posted on Insta! It’s seriously so gorgeous and the colors are perfect for summer! Love how you styled it with those accessories!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

  7. 7.15.17
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    this is such a cute look on you! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/