When done right, stripes are clean, classic and dare I say even slimming. With the sun setting on summer it is time to 'fall' in line with something a bit more seasonal. When I was out looking for fall pieces I noticed this dress at H&M and it really stood out to me. The rich colours are what stood out initially but the dress also has good texture, and the side slits are perfect for both day and night. My initial fear was that the bold horizontal stripes would make me look wide, however the black vertical stripes running through the dress counter acts that and actually adds length. When wearing stripes I suggest keeping the rest of your look clean. You can go with contrasting patterns but be sure that you are sticking within one overall theme so you don't look like a mess. 

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DRESS: H&M

BAG: CHANEL

SHOES: STEVE MADDEN