Celebrating The End of Summer in Colorful Stripes

Sweet Truth

I’m always a sucker for a hit of nostalgia which is why I thrifted this colorful sprinkled dress last month. It reminded me of vintage dishware but for the purpose of this post, I dressed to resemble Fruit Stripe gum of yesteryear! Who else remembers that stuff?!

Scroll down to read how I modernized this retro find!

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👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Thrifted dress, cardigan, sunglasses, $3 total (shop similar dress, shop similar cardigan, shop similar sunglasses) | Outlet store shoes, $10 (shop similar shoes) | Wet’n Wild lipstick in Red (shop exact lipstick) | Vintage/gifted bag

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Heart Eyes

This 1980s dress didn’t need a lot of help since the whimsical pattern is quite timeless, as is the fact that it has pockets. I just added a few accessories to update it like these super fun red heart sunglasses, a red patent leather belt, and my favorite yellow striped cardigan.

Summertime Sweetness

My main fashion philosophy is mixing vintage finds with modern trends and I think this outfit demonstrates that perfectly!

Aside from the contemporary accessories I mentioned, I also wanted to stay true to the decade of this dress with this sweet strawberry tote bag that was gifted to me by my late great grandma. She wasn’t a fashion person but I’d have to think she’d be happy to see her bag still getting use after 30 years. Clearly she made a good investment!

Vintage Vote

In the spirit of summer, let’s have some fun in the comments. Let me know how you’d wear this vintage dress! If you’re not sure, why not just Pin this post to use as inspiration for later?

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