As the weather warms up and summer makes its presence felt, I find myself looking for transitional pieces that simultaneously exude an easy-breezy laidback vibe, while allowing me to look sophisticated and put-together. One such piece is the shirt dress – a flowing yet tailored silhouette that allows me to enjoy the best of both worlds. The beauty of the shirt dress lies in its versatility – you can dress it up or down, wear it during the day or at night, and make it look ultra casual or super smart.
Recently, I styled a gorgeous, blue striped linen shirt dress from Zara for a day out in the city. The shirt dress exuded an effortlessly stylish and relaxed vibe, so I paired it with a chain-strap crossbody bag for some extra pizzazz. I finished off the look with pair of statement shoes, a cute fedora hat and some beautiful minimalistic jewellery by One by One Jewellery. This ensemble is absolutely perfect for daytime adventures or brunch with your girlfriends!Having said that, you could easily wear the shirt dress in the evening by cinching it with a smart belt to add more shape and finishing the look off with bolder statement jewellery and some sexy heels. Remember, the shorter the hemline, the smaller the heel! If you want a more modest look or it’s simply cold outside, you could even throw on a pair of sheer leggings below a classic shirt dress. Finish it off with a trusty leather jacket and you’re good to go.
Shirt Dress: Zara
Open Toe Sandals: French Connection
Fedora Hat: Marks & Spencer
Jewellery: One by One
Personally, I find that when it comes to shirt dresses, a looser fit is always more flattering on every type of body. And by ‘loose,’ I don’t mean ill fitted, but one that allows for freedom of movement. There are plenty of styles, silhouettes and shades available, so look around for something that fits your own personal sense of style. Have fun playing around with different accessories and complimentary pieces that can amp up your look, and make this trend your own!