Style February 18, 2020

Styling A Shirtdress for Early Spring

Outfit Details:
Carolina Herrera Dress, Mansur Gavriel Flats, Hunting Season Bag

As you may have noticed if you keep up with my Daily Looks, I’ve been living in shirtdresses with midi or maxi-length hems lately. Whether I want to get dressed up for the office or take a more casual approach with sneakers (as seen in this post), the tailored silhouettes and feminine details of my shirtdress collection have been inspiring me every time I open my closet. This embroidered Carolina Herrera dress, in particular, perfectly exemplifies what I love about this style: it creates a look that is effortlessly elegant, polished, and timeless.

Classic White Shirtdress

This white shirtdress‘ ruffle bib and tiered skirt add a few fun twists to an ever-classic style. Wear it through the rest of winter with tall boots, or into the spring with yellow flats and a floral headband.

Romantic Floral Shirtdress

Short sleeves and linen fabric make this floral shirtdress a perfect option as we head into the warmer months. Accessorize with sandals for an effortless everyday look.

Star-Printed Shirtdress

The whimsical star print makes this otherwise very classic shirtdress both eye-catching and memorable. Pair it with a simple white tennis sneaker for running errands or a heeled sandal on vacation.

Especially as spring approaches, a crisp white shirtdress feels both romantic and relaxed for countless occasions. I’ve styled them in many different ways over the years, but am currently loving them with pop-of-color flats, like my monogrammed green ones by Mansur Gavriel. If you live in a colder climate, note that longer hems prove much more versatile than shorter ones during this in-between season. Simply pair your shirtdress with boots for the next few weeks, before switching to spring-ready flats and sandals.

Beyond white, I’ve been drawn to shirtdresses in colorful florals, stripes, soft blues, and even a stunning patchwork print. The understated silhouette makes it easy to highlight a memorable pattern, without making the look feel too over-the-top. No matter how bold a print may be, these styles still feel classic enough so that I know I’ll love them for years to come.

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