OOTD: Summer Stripes

When NYC is so hot and humid that it feels like one big gross sauna, I need to wear something cool to get me through.  This oversize asymmetrical striped dress from Melissa McCarthy Seven7 is the perfect combination of form and function.  The linen fabric is perfectly breathable without being see-through, and the silhouette feels very fashion forward.  It is not a basic “flattering” shape, so I was a bit unsure of how it would be received – turns out, this was one of the most compliment-garnering looks I’ve worn in a while.  This was a great reminder that so-called “fashion rules” are crap – one we can all use from time to time!


The blue stripes on this dress could easily go nautical, but I decided to play up the downtown vibe of the shape with iridescent shoes from my favorite London label Miista – bringing a little Soho to SoHo 🙂

I completed the look with reflective brow-bar sunglasses, combining two of the top trends of this year into one pair.


Outfit details:

Asymmetrical stripe dress: Melissa McCarthy Seven7

Iridescent lace up heeled sandals: Miista

Brow bar sunglassses: Lane Bryant

Photos by Kelly Augustine.

Disclosure: Dress provided to me for review by Seven7.  All commentary and opinion my own, as always!