Striped Midi Dress Outfit for Spring/Summer

I’ve had some requests for alternatives to shorts, so I’ve been trying to keep an eye out for cute, casual dresses that fit the bill.

I do love my shorts, but as the years keep ticking by, I find more and more occasions where I feel more comfortable in a casual dress or skirt than in shorts. This striped midi dress from Banana Republic is the perfect solution, and it’s 50% off today!

You may remember it from a try-on haul a few weeks ago. The column cut, high crewneck, and midi length create such a long, lean look.

It’s made of a nice, thick material, very stretchy, but not too clingy.

I really like the longer length for a change, and the side slits are flattering without being cut too high. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.

Of course I had to throw a denim jacket on top!

I often get cold indoors in the a/c and sometimes summer nights can get chilly as well, so I like to bring along a denim jacket to throw on top of my casual dresses.

White denim is the perfect complement to this navy and white dress, but a mid-wash or light blue denim would be fun too.

I wore this dress two ways — first with white sneakers for a dressed-down casual look, and then I also styled it with wedge sandals for a look that’s a little more polished.

These sandals are really comfortable and easy to walk in, and they come in a bunch of great colors.

I like the brown with the navy and white; it warms it up a bit. In fact, I’ll probably switch to my cognac handbag when I wear these shoes for more of that warm contrast.

If you prefer a dress with sleeves, Banana Republic also has this ribbed t-shirt dress made of the same material. I’ve tried it on, and it fits just as nicely, and it’s also 50% off today!

This is the perfect elevated casual look for spring get-togethers, and you can swap out the sandals for sneakers for the ball field or running errands around town.

Outfit Details:

striped midi (option) // denim jacket (option) // sandals // sneakers // white hobo // teardrop earrings

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photos: Alison Cornell