mint + stripes // how to re-style an outfit with subtle changes

banana republic petites spring outfit mint dress striped shirt

This was one of my favorite outfits from our trip last month, and I’ve already re-styled each piece several ways since! I’m a little behind on posts here and on social – between prepping for a new job and an international trip next week (and realizing with alarm that my passport just expired), it’s been a bit hectic!
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This outfit, comprised of two classic pieces from Banana Republic, is an example of how small tweaks in styling can switch up a look. The dress by itself is on the semi-formal side, pretty for a weekend brunch or garden party. You can dress it up further with a statement necklace, heels, and a wrap worn around the shoulders for events like a spring wedding. Alternatively, with a lightweight button-down knotted over it, a cross-body bag and a pair of low sandals as shown here, the look becomes a little more effortless and casual for an afternoon around town. Last but not least, try layering the button-down underneath the dress instead and topping it off with an optional blazer (shown below) for business wear.
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I’m wearing both pieces in my usual sizes – 00p for the dress and xxsp for the shirt without any alterations. The dress is made of a stretchy, ponte-like material and is fully lined with pockets and an invisible back zip. The fit is pretty snug on me throughout the torso however layering is still comfortable given how lightweight the shirt is. I’m surprised to read that several reviewers thought it was too flared – it’s not a full flare at all but a swingier subtle flare that I thought was really flattering!
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And here’s the aforementioned styling idea with the shirt underneath instead of over:

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Banana Republic dress + shirt, H&M; blazer, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Talbots belt


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