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Trending: Stripes and Espadrilles- Casual Midi Dress and Zara Espadrilles

Happy Monday friends!

Well, it is officially summer! Kidding. But here in Charlotte it almost feels like it is! 85 degree days and sunshine have been the weather for the past 4 days.  I love the sun as it does help my mood but the heat can hold off for a few more months! This weekend we enjoyed just sitting out by Lake Norman bringing the pups and having lunch out. I’ve been having a hard time health wise struggling with coming down on one of my pain medications. I won’t go into it only to say that this illness certainly does challenge me both physically and mentally at times.

Since it was one of those days, I wanted to wear something cool and yet comfortable. I never sacrifice comfort in my style of dress, as I think you can have both- style and comfort, and still look put together. I bought this striped dress about a year ago and had yet to wear it on the blog. I like stripes that are different, cut differently at an angle, a statement sleeve, or something to catch my eye. I loved the grey black and olive colors and knew they would be perfect with fun espadrilles I purchased from Zara last year.

The platform and criss cross straps would go nicely with many outfits and I pictured them with a safari dress style as well. I want to look for some wooden accessories to wear with this look and today thought I would wear my maple wood Jord watch and my chocolate straw bag to accompany this look.

Another thing I love about this striped dress is the diagonal stripes. When stripes are at an angle, I consider them to be more figure flattering as the eye focus toward the narrow portion at the hip. Take a look at what I mean by one of my other favorite striped skirts HERE.

Outfit details:

dress- Target, last yr.

Espadrilles: zara last yr

Straw bag- Poshmark

watch – c/o Jord

Do you love stripes? Are you a fan of espadrilles?

Have fun shopping and Stay Stylish-

Jess xo

21 Comments
  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 06:45h, 03 May Reply

    The dress and espadrilles pair beautifully together! I have a few pairs of espadrilles but it’s not quite warm enough here yet to wear them…I was wearing boots at the weekend!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:11h, 03 May Reply

      Hi Emma! thank you. It is pretty warm here now.. going to be 80s today! I bought a couple more pairs from dsw at a steal, they are shoes I will continue to wear. xx

  • clairejustine
    Posted at 13:42h, 29 April Reply

    Lovely dress Jess and I adore your espadrilles 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:29h, 02 May Reply

      Thank you Claire! It is such a comfy spring-summer dress! Ive always been a fan of espadrilles. xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:38h, 28 April Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Another gorgeous dress! Wow you are wearing heels!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 01:42h, 28 April Reply

    I love this dress, Jess. It is simple but yet very elegant and look really nice in it. The espadrilles are lovely, you are right, they could worn with so many different outfits. Very nice look indeed
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 28 April Reply

      Thanks so much Anna! It is one of the most comfortable dresses I own and I want to style it with some wooden jewelry and perhaps a woven straw bag .. Those espadrilles were too cool to pass up last year. xx

  • ee0926
    Posted at 11:13h, 27 April Reply

    I swear Jessica, every color you wear I think it your color!! This is such a gorgeous look and you look amazing in olive!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  • Jessica
    Posted at 21:05h, 25 April Reply

    Cool dress and I love the fun and unique espadrilles with it.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:06h, 26 April Reply

      Thank you Jess! Im all about the espadrille this year! 🙂 xx

  • Ruth
    Posted at 17:44h, 25 April Reply

    I love those espadrilles! That dress is super cute and I love the chevron pattern on the dress!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  • jacqui
    Posted at 02:59h, 25 April Reply

    Amazing style, effortlessly chic. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 25 April Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! I am not a stripes person per say, but if there is an interesting cut or detail with stripes, then Im in! 🙂 xx

  • Luci's Morsels
    Posted at 16:15h, 24 April Reply

    You look fabulous! This is the perfect outfit for warm spring days!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:15h, 24 April Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate the comment! We have had a ton of rain lately but the day it was shot it was sunny at 82 degrees! x

  • Patti
    Posted at 13:40h, 24 April Reply

    Lovely dress and fab accessories, Jess – love those sandals! Sorry you’ve been feeling unwell – you are in my thoughts. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:14h, 24 April Reply

      Thank you Patti! Its easy to wear and I loved these sandals when I bought them ;last year xx I appreciate the well wishes!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:47h, 24 April Reply

    I do think it’s amazing that you still dress fabulously while dealing with your EDS, Jess!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • jessica jannenga (@jessicajannenga)
      Posted at 08:55h, 24 April Reply

      Thank you Jodie. It does give me a “emotional boost”. If i were to dress like I used to, in black yoga pants and black tops, for me, it would be a downer. I need something to brighten my day even when I feel badly. This dress is so comfortable, it is like wearing a nightgown! 🙂 xx

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 07:25h, 24 April Reply

    This is a great dress!! You look wonderful!
    Jaymie

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