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Fabulous Find of the Week: Old Navy Striped Dress

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If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of at CF, it’s a fantastic striped piece. That’s just what this week’s Fabulous Find is — a fantastic striped dress from the one and only Old Navy. This long-sleeved frock is perfect for colder weather and the trendy cobalt color adorned with navy stripes creates a gorgeous monochromatic look.

This is the type of dress that looks amazing when worn as-is, but we also think it’s a great base for layering under coats, jackets, scarves, and other accessories throughout fall and winter. And at just under $20, it’s also quite the budget-friendly choice, too. Ready to see what the dress looks like? Scroll down to check it out and see some stylish ways to rock it this fall.

The Dress:

CF Fabulous Find Old Navy Striped Dress
Ruched Long-Sleeved Jersey Dress in Blue/Blue Stripe – $19.94 at Old Navy

Outfit Inspiration

If you like this inexpensive, versatile, and totally adorable dress then you’re going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week’s Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1: Chic & Streamlined

CF Fabulous Find Old Navy Striped Dress Outfit 1
Product Info: Dress- Old Navy, Earrings- BaubleBar, Bag- Forever 21, Belt- Target, Tights- DSW, Shoes- Kohl’s

For this first outfit, start by pairing the dress with opaque black tights and a matching pair of riding boots to create stylish and fall-appropriate look. A fun leopard print belt helps to define the waistline, while an oversized black tote has a sleek, yet practical vibe. Accessorize with a sparkly pair of stud earrings for a casual-chic ensemble you can wear everywhere from lunch with the girls to hanging on campus.

Outfit #2: Dress, Meet Vest

CF Fabulous Find Old Navy Striped Dress Outfit 2
Product Info: Dress- Old Navy, Vest- Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses- ASOS, Bag- Aldo, Necklace- Forever 21, Shoes- J. Crew Factory Store

Our next outfit involves pairing the dress with a denim vest, which not only creates a fashion-forward look, but really shows off those fantastic striped sleeves. Red suede ballet flats contrast nicely with the blue color of the dress, while a gray crossbody bag adds a classic touch. Finally, accessorize with a long layered necklace and cat-eye sunglasses for a low-key outfit that still packs a fashionable punch.

Outfit #3: Preppy & Polished

CF Fabulous Find Old Navy Striped Dress Outfit 3
Product Info: Dress- Old Navy, Blazer- Forever 21, Scarf- Old Navy, Ring- Yes Style, Shoes- amazon.com, Bag- Charlotte Russe

For the final look, pair our Fab Find with a tailored gray-and-black blazer for a polished look. A polka dot scarf mixes well with the stripes found on the dress, while lace-up oxfords are a comfy and stylish footwear choice. Next, add a quilted faux-leather backpack to make the outfit daytime-appropriate. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a trendy owl-shaped statement ring.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week’s Fabulous Find? Would you buy this Old Navy dress? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear the dress? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on September 17, 2012 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Fabulous Find of the Week: Old Navy Striped Dress”

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    September 17th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I like these oufits, but I think there are a lot more “fabulous finds” at other stores… Bodycon dresses are generally inexpensive.

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    September 17th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    @Meredith- Yes, you can find less expensive dresses elsewhere, but I chose this specific dress because it had great reviews, it’s made of a thicker/better quality fabric that’s good for fall weather, and comes in a wide variety of sizes (xs to xxl & regular/tall lengths), which I thought would appeal to a larger majority of CF readers. I try to look at more factors than the price when picking Fab Finds! Plus, I’ve already featured F21 in this column multiple times and wanted to give other stores the spotlight, too. :)

    Thank you for your feedback though, I’ll keep it in mind for future posts.

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    September 18th, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I like that you featured old navy and I like the rouched sleeves :)

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    September 18th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Just love stripes but you have to be quite slim to wear the horizontal ones. Stripes are always in fashion.

    Have you seen the latest collection from Brave HeartSportswear. They have a great selection of designer clothing for both men and women.

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    September 18th, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I love your style, I stumbled over collegefashion.net by accident Im a 26 yr old (yummy lol) mummy who lives in Australia and I have gotten so much inspiration for put together but simple outfits that look great even with a 11 month old son spitting up everywhere, keep them coming :))

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    September 18th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I have this dress – well one INCREDIBLY like it – but mine flares at the waist. Definatly love this post! Great job! (I’ll be using outfit #2 today!)

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    September 18th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I love the color of this dress, but I’m a little disappointed that all of the styling seems to be with neutrals. This shade of blue could also work as a backdrop for some of the trendier end of summer/beginning of fall shades.

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    September 18th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Ooh good, I have bought a similar dress in bottle green. I was thinking of pairing it with mustard ballet pumps, but I didn’t think of pairing it with a vest!

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    September 18th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    This is a really cute dress for fall! I always have trouble with cotton and tights, they stick together, unless the tights are satin-finish. Any tips for that?

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    September 18th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I love this! I used to think only super thin girls could wear horizontal stripes, and then I tried it. I am not really thin, but I love how these stripes really accent my curves. It is almost as if it defines my curves to make them look even more hourglass-y!

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    September 18th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I would like to comment on your new makeup post, but comments are closed :(

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    September 18th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Brooke – Just saw that! No idea how they got turned off, I must have clicked the wrong button by accident. Ahh, post fashion week brain fog. ;) You can comment on it now.

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