Though it feels more like summer here in Tampa (it was 92 degrees yesterday), I'm ready to embrace spring with more Who What Wear for Target. As I've mentioned in my last few blog posts, the Who What Wear x Target collaboration is a monthly collection featuring on-trend clothing and accessories all at affordable prices. I've eagerly anticipated the release of this particular dress, the Bardot dress, which is available in solid black, black and white stripes, and an oversized floral print. With its trendy off-the-shoulder silhouette, you can pair the Bardot with bright, pops of color for a stylish entry into spring.
I often joke that my favorite color is really just black and white stripes. The pattern is adaptable to any style, whether classic Parisian chic or edgy punk rocker. It transcends trends and adds a striking graphic element to any outfit. The pattern works well with the silhouette of the Bardot dress, with strong graphic lines of its own seen in the off-the-shoulder neckline and short sleeves. Made of a stretchy, jersey fabric, the Bardot is also incredibly comfortable. At only $29.99, it's a good deal too.
What I love most about this dress are the many ways you can style it. The striped or solid black version can be paired with either a chunky or skinny belt and some flat sandals for a day's excursion. For night, opt for a statement necklace hitting above the neckline. Pair that with strappy sandals or stilettos for a date-ready look. The floral version works great for night as well, paired with strappy sandals and statement earrings.
To add some color fit for spring to my dress, I chose my favorite BaubleBar necklace, the Frank bib. I get major Carmen Miranda vibes when I wear it, as the rainbow-colored stones remind me of fruit. I highlighted the red tones in my necklace with a red lip and bag from Coach. The Riley is one of the first Coach bags I ever bought, and I adore its versatility, functioning as both handbag or crossbody. The latter is perfect for daytime while the former works well for night. To keep with my dress' classic appeal, I went for my go-to Prada wayfarer shades.
I styled my look with two pairs of shoes to show its versatility as both a day and night option. For night, I'd wear this with my chunky heel Zara sandals, which I like to call my Barbie shoes; they remind me of the black mules the first-ever Barbie wore, and hey, she wore a striped bathing suit too! For a day look, I chose these Coach Justine flats in black. I'm obsessed with lace-up shoes at the moment, especially the ever-popular Ghillie flats. Ever since Aquazzura made the style popular, I've seen them on just about every blogger I follow. Here's hoping the lace-up trend is here to stay!
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