channeling. my. inner. joe. cool.

On any given day, there's a pretty good chance that you'll find me wearing stripes. What can I say, they're a perennial favorite that never lets me down. A hero piece, if you will. (I have a feeling that I'm not the only who can attest to this.) While I especially have a soft spot for striped tops (don't we all?!), there's something to be said about a striped sweater dress that's both effortless and preppy at the same time. Naturally, when I spotted this navy + cream striped dress (surprisingly by BCBGMAXAZRIA), I knew that it deserved a spot in my closet. Not only does it look great on its own, but it makes for the perfect weekend look when paired alongside a field jacket and Chelsea boots. Although I foresee endless outfit possibilities on the horizon, this go-around, I kept it simple by styling my dress with a tassel necklace and mirrored aviators since it was an especially warm and sunny January day. TBH, I probably could've gone sans tights — it was that nice out!

I couldn't imagine a prettier backdrop for my outfit snapshots than The Fralin Museum of Art. Seriously, between the gorgeous architecture and wintry scene (these pics were taken post-Winter Storm Jonas when there was still snow on the ground), I really lucked out. Not to mention that I love visiting The Fralin whenever I'm in C'ville — it's such a gem with a fantastic art collection to match! 

Get the Look:
BCBG Sweater Dress (similar)
J.Crew Factory Field Jacket (similar)
Kate Spade Tassel Bag (similar) or this budget-friendly option
Beautiful Stories Tassel Necklace (hard to find, but kind of similar)
Gap Ankle Boots (similar)

Are you as obsessed with stripes as me? What are your favorite ways to style stripes for an off-duty look? Leave a comment below!


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