Stripes for my Paris Class

Striped shirts

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m studying films that are set in Paris this semester. I’ve resolved to wear a striped shirt to class every Wednesday. It sets the mood for my cinematic journey to the French capital. Here are some options that I’ve been eyeing to complete my weekly class uniform. The other half of my ensemble? My J.Crew Martie pants and J.McLaughlin mules.

Works Sighted

J.Crew bow-back top; Alex Mill button-back sweater; J.Crew boatneck T-shirt; The White Company button side T-shirt

The Breton Shirt Co Picasso; J.Crew sweater in simple stripe; J.Crew cashmere sweater; J.Crew structured T-Shirt

J.Crew slub cotton T-shirt; J.Crew sweater in simple stripe; J.Crew structured T-shirt; J.Crew slub cotton T-shirt

When Only a Sundress Will Do

Loft Outlet dress, Castañer Carina espadrille, and J.Crew rattan clutch.

When the temperature surpasses 90°F, a sundress is the only option. In case there is any discrepancy regarding the definition of a sundress, I will define it now. I consider this type of dress to be made of a lightweight natural fiber such as cotton or linen. It has skinny straps and a length that hits somewhere around the knee or mid-calf. A maxi dress does not fit this definition. The purpose of a sundress is to keep the wearer cool in the ridiculous summer heat. How can you stay cool in a maxi?

I generally gravitate towards dresses with defined necklines, and I don’t come across sundresses that I like often. In fact, this striped number from Loft Outlet is the only one of its kind in my closet. My friends have dubbed it the Megan dress because it suits me in more ways than one. My personal style is so defined that anyone who knows me can guess whether or not I’d wear a particular item. I can’t resist cotton and stripes, especially when the two are combined as they are in this particular dress that I purchased last year.

Works Sighted

Loft Outlet dress (old); Kate Spade sunglasses (old); J.Crew rattan clutch with chain strapCastañer Carina 60mm Wedge Espadrille; Sunbody swinger 5-inch wide brim Guatemalan palm leaf straw hat

Further Reading

Club Monaco belted A-line dress; Everlane cotton weave picnic dress; J.Crew tie-waist midi dress in seersucker; Tribe Alive linen slip dress; Brooks Brothers floral-embroidered cotton eyelet dress