As I mentioned in this post, I went into this Fall having a few items on my wardrobe wish list. A black shirt dress was on that list, & guess what...I found one! Or, I should say that I found one for a good price! I ran into Old Navy last week & as I rounded the corner towards the registers, look what was right in front of me (cue angels singing)!! Old Navy also had this shirt dress in gray, dark blue, & teal...I had my mind set on black though!
I'm a big fan of dresses because you can typically dress them up or down, & they transfer from season to season well because you can layer them. I plan on wearing this dress for anything from running errands, to going into the office, to attending Holiday gatherings...its truly that versatile! You can wear it with a scarf, statement jewelry, sweaters, jackets, tights or leggings, & many different variations of footwear.
I have so many ideas for this dress, that I'm actually going to break it into two posts!
So, today I'm showing the more "casual" looks. I would wear these particular outfits for running around, meeting up for lunch or dinner, casual gatherings, etc. I would actually wear any of these looks on any given day because I actually find dresses super easy to wear.
Warning: the photos you are about to see are FAR from perfect & leave a lot of room for improvement, so you'll have to bear with me. The concepts still come across though & that's what's most important, right?!
- Large statement necklace with a patterned flat. This is super simple & easy to "throw-on", but presents a put-together look.
- This look is great as we head into colder weather. A nice fluffy scarf, long simple necklace to add shine, & a mid-calf flat boot. Of course, you can easily change the look by simply wearing a different scarf, or add leggings or tights to stay warmer.
- Throw on a Chambray! Chambray shirts are great because they can be used so many different ways! I layered the chambray on top of the dress & added a large brown belt, crystal & pearl statement necklace, & brown riding boots. (Let me just add here that black with brown boots is one of my favorite combinations...love, love!) You'll notice that there isn't a ton of "color" in this ensemble, but the different textures of the fabrics & different finishes of the jewelry add visual interest.
|Close up of the accessories used above. Leave a comment if you would like to know the brand or where they are from.|
The next post will have more looks with the same dress. It will feature "dressier" looks for the Holiday Season & business, so be sure to check back!
In the mean time, I hope I've given you something to think about. What might you already have in your closet that would work with a shirt dress??