I couldn’t help but get more than one Derek Lam for DesigNation dress from Kohl’s. I love the bold graphic stripes on this one and the high collar makes it office appropriate. I bought this dress a size larger than I usually wear because I liked the longer and looser fit. My tip (especially when it comes to inexpensive apparel) is to try on several sizes to get the fit you desire. A piece will often look more sophisticated when you size up.
Dress: Derek Lam for DesigNation Striped Drop-Waist Dress, now $24 or see this 10 Crosby Derek Lam Short Sleeve Dress With Side Panel, $395
Handbag: Francesco Biascia, no longer available. See this simple Furla Handbag Medium Urban Saffiano Shopper, $398
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Barry Weiss
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