Shirt dresses are this summer’s must-haves!
These items have been merchandised everywhere, and they come in a combination of denims, prints, flannels, button-ups, and more. I tend to stick to the boyfriend, button-ups, and denim styles, which are loose and not body-hugging. You can find some of my favorites at the following location — Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, and Forever21. If you’re looking for something inexpensive, I suggest heading to TJ Maxx — my sister just recently found a variety there!
Below is how I typically pair a shirt dress for a summer day:
- Accessories. My choice in accessories depends on the style of the shirt dress. For example, I target long, un-clustered necklaces for a t-shirt dress, specifically gem stones, crystals, and feathers. One of my favorite accessories of all time are hats. My favorite place to go to for a decent quality, reasonably priced, wide-brimmed, fedora hat is Topshop. Typically, nicer hats ranges from $75 – $100.
- Shoes. The most popular choice for shoes this summer are the lace-up ankle boots. I’m currently waiting for Public Desire’s Anya Lace Up Boots to restock, which I’ve heard are really comfortable! Besides pairing booties up with a shirt dress, you can also go with sneakers, Chuck Taylors, and some fancy sandals like gladiators.
- Miscellaneous. To add a little twist to your outfit, you can always take a flannel or denim shirt to wrap around your waist. You’ll find this convenient when it gets a little chilly, and you can then use it as a coverup.
I should mention that most of my wardrobe are black. Typically, you shouldn’t be wearing black in the summer, but I say the hell with that! There’s an article by Connie Wang on Refinery29 that talks about wearing black in the summer. From my experience, wearing black in sunny California is doable, and a lot depends on the fabric of your outfit. For example, don’t wear leather in the heat. You’ll be sweating buckets and your clothes will stick to your skin. Just stick to fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk.
Check out the laid-back look I had on for a quick bite to eat in the OC this past weekend:
Hope these suggestions were helpful, and if you want to further check out my outfit sets, click here!
Ciao For Now!
Image: Anaheim Packing District, Location