Oh how the prepster in me wants this dress by Farhi ($241.50). It looks crisp and dressed up, yet fluid and casual. Most likely because it’s 100% cotton. On a warm summer day, there is no better fabric to find yourself in.
And don’t worry about the horizontal stripes. They get a bad rap but on this dress, the pleating created by the bow belt breaks them up a bit.
For an event, I would love to wear this with a pair of peep-toe heels and a gorgeous clutch. Or for a more casual everyday look, I’m imagining a pair of strappy flat sandals and a medium-sized structured tote. Keep the jewelry to a minimum. This dress says demure.