A shirtdress is a closet staple, in my opinion. They are comfortable, can be dressed up or down, and be worn in a variety of ways. I have several in my closet but I just picked up this green striped shirtdress from H&M. I love it because it’s sooo affordable (under $35 and comes in multiple colors!). I styled it three different ways below but you could honestly style it many more ways!
Three Ways to Style a Shirtdress
Option 1: Casual with Flats or Sneakers
I tend to just throw on my shirtdresses with a pair of flats for everyday wear. I do have a 19 month old to chase around still! It’s easy and comfortable and I don’t have to think that much about it. This dress comes with a tie belt but it could be removed if you want to wear it loose.
I’m wearing it with a pair of croc mules but this dress would totally work with a pair of sneakers. The trend right now is those ugly, dad sneakers and while I don’t really like the trend I would consider styling this dress with these chunky sneakers. For some reason, I don’t mind the chunky sneakers with a shirtdress. If you aren’t into big, chunky sneakers my go-to casual sneaker is a pair of converse.
Option 2: Unbuttoned with Jeans
One of the reasons I love shirtdresses is because they can be buttoned and unbuttoned multiple ways. For this look I chose to unbutton the dress up to my waist so I could wear a pair of jeans underneath. You could also unbutton the dress all the way and wear it as a kimono over a tee and jeans.
I added the heels for a dressier take. Since my jeans are more relaxed I didn’t want to appear “frumpy” with all the loose fabric from the dress and jeans. The nude heels help to elongate my legs and elevate the overall look.
I kept all the same accessories but you could switch out the bucket bag for a clutch to take this look into the evening!
Option 3: Business Casual Mixed Prints
If you like to dress a little outside the box then I always suggest mixed prints! My mom would probably tell me that this doesn’t match but I like the combination! The reason why I think these two prints work is because they are different sizes. The plaid print on the blazer is small and the color is a neutral grey/black which compliments the larger print black/white/green stripes on the shirtdress. My tip is to pair small prints with larger prints and try to stick with a complimentary color scheme when trying to print mix.
I don’t work in an office so I’m not too familiar with dress codes but I feel like this look would work in a casual office setting. Switch out the mules for a pair of pumps and it’s definitely work appropriate!
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Now onto Flashback Fashion Fridays! Here’s a look from last March (whaaa…it’s March already?!). It looks like it was a little chilly last year around this time too because I was able to do some layering! Woohoo! I love this Sezane knit (here’s a similar one that I’m LOVING).