Monday, June 26, 2017

The Shirt Dress, How to Wear it Three Ways

The shirt dress is such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe and versatile pieces are exactly what every wardrobe needs. I love wearing items in my wardrobe in different ways and creating different looks from my clothes. As I'm always saying, if you are splashing out on something new make sure that you have at least three items in your wardrobe that you can wear it with. Be excited about your new purchase and enjoy trying out different looks! 

The shirt dress is easy to wear and extremely flattering on all body shapes. Your waist can be easily defined by adding a belt (if it doesn't already come with one). The shape of the shirt dress will fall over your tummy and hips. You can wear it buttoned right up to the collar, you can add a nice neckpiece if you wish to dress it up. For a different look (or if you are heavier on top) leave some of the buttons open.

Floral Shirt Dress €59 from Oasis......Buy Here


Floral Shirt Dress €59 from Oasis......Buy Here


Look 1

To allow you get a dressy occasion from our floral shirt dress, smarten the dress up with a structured blazer. I've found a gorgeous dusky pink one. By simply adding a blazer you can create an outfit that's suitable for the office or an interview or any occasion that you wish to look a little smarter.



Hannah Workwear Blazer €85 from Oasis......Buy Here

Strap Details Watch in Rose Gold €45 from Oasis......Buy Here


Mandy Mule €40 from Oasis......Buy Here



Look 2

My next look for our floral shirt dress is to really dress it down and completely change it from a dress to a cover-up. For this look I am focusing on the colour blue in the print with a simple vest top that has lattice detail on the neckline. Wear this top with your favourite denims. Then leaving all the buttons open on the dress, layer it over the vest and denim outfit. Floral longline jackets and floral kimono's are a brilliant way to add a stylish update to your denims. This shirt dress is perfect for doing exactly that.



Blue Lattice Front Vest €9.99 from New Look......Buy Here

Blue Lattice Front Vest €9.99 from New Look......Buy Here


Blue Fray Hem Skinny Jeans €29.99 from New Look......Buy Here

Blue Fray Hem Skinny Jeans €29.99 from New Look......Buy Here


 Khaki Suedette Cork Block Heel Sandals €39.99 from New Look......Buy Here

 Khaki Suedette Cork Block Heel Sandals €39.99 from New Look......Buy Here



Look 3

My third look is another casual look. Again I have looked to the print for colour inspiration. I have already mixed in a pink jacket in our first look, a blue top in our second and now I'm focusing on the green in the dress. ASOS have this gorgeous khaki chunky cardigan which will add a lovely warm layer to this summery dress....perfect for our cooler days and also allowing you to transcend the dress into the autumn season. 

Styling Tip
You could consider playing around with a different belt for this look instead of the fabric matching print belt that comes with it. Maybe a leather tan belt or a khaki one. Try wearing the belt on the dress or over the cardigan.




Ultimate Chunky Cardigan €33.78 from ASOS......Buy Here


Doughnut bow Trainers €29.73 from ASOS......Buy Here


Styling Tip
A Khaki trench coat or a Khaki parka would be perfect substitutions for the chunky cardi (maybe you already have them in your wardrobe..bonus!). Plus don't be afraid to add leggings to this look!

For more outfit inspiration why not (if you haven't already) have a read of these recent posts;

How to Wear Florals if You're not a Girly Girl

How to add Warem Layers to your Summer Wardrobe

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post and found it inspiring! As always if there is anything you would like me to feature or if you would like any personal style tips please contact me on elainemscully@gmail.com


Happy Shopping!!
Elaine