Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Versatile Shirt Dress

Last week, Ashley wore an adorable outfit to work that consisted of a black shirt dress with black leggings, boots and a bright mustard-yellow blazer. She looked absolutely adorable. I started thinking about the winning combination she created and found myself at polyvore creating a shirt-dress-inspired set to share with all of you:

The Shirt Dress

My first look consists of a soft chiffon shirt dress in olive green. The accessories are balanced with both hard and soft elements, feminine details like the printed tights and edgier pieces like the layered bracelets. Definitely the quirkiest of the three looks, it demonstrates how a shirt-dress doesn't have to be too buttoned up (pun intended).

The second option takes the more stiff shirt dress and softens it with chambray, a casual, comfortable textile that feels like well-worn cotton. The leather boots and fun pops of color in the bag, watch and earrings keep it casual. This look would be great for a Saturday afternoon running errands, or a casual date.

Finally, the third look is the closet to my inspiration- Ashley's outfit. The bright blazer pops like crazy against the black dress and tights. I mixed it up a little and added another fun element with the shoes. I'm a sucker for an oxford shoe, and these with their amazing color combination were just irresistible.

I hope this post inspires you to pull out your old shirtdress and put something fun and funky together. Or any dress, for that matter. Leave a comment to tell me what you think and as always, THANK YOU for reading!

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