The Shirt Dress: A Trendy Go-To

Everyone has that one go-to look they throw on when they are either crunched for time or absolutely lost on what to wear that day. For some it’s a LBD, others, their favorite pair of jeans and tee. It’s different for just about anyone depending on their style and preferred level of comfort. While more well-known numbers come to mind, the shirt dress has become a sensation with celebrities and models alike. This oh so effortless piece is a must for your wardrobe. Not only is it perfect for summer, but pair it with leggings or a pair of skinnies for a funky fall look. There are many different variations and styles of the shirt dress that can take your look from sweet to sassy, structured to flowing, or sophisticated to flirty. With what seems to be like a never ending range of versatility, you cannot go wrong with this dress!

The basic style looks like a longer button down shirt, with the same fitted look. It is generally very tailored and structured. Typically, a tie-like belt around the waist is a perfect addition for a more feminine silhouette. Keep your minimalist look, with neutral colors and accessories, or add patterns and prints for a more colorful approach. Roll the sleeves of a striped getup, add a tan leather belt, wedges, and a straw fedora for a fun nautical look. If your style is more on the comfortable side of things, a new version of the classic cut is just for you. This dress looks like a long tee shirt and is perfect for a casual, but fashion conscious choice. The comfortable cotton feel of your favorite tee, is just as easy to wear as long, comfy dress. Pair this with some classic trainers and a denim jacket for an easy summer look. If you’re looking for a bit more effort, dress up a black and white striped number with heels and a statement necklace. The shirt dress is a perfect piece to add to any closet for an all-season item.

Mercedes is a Fashion Merchandise Management student, working towards her last year of college. Throughout school, she noticed her passion for fashion was the direction she wanted to go towards with her career. With her entrepreneur mindset, she hopes to run her own business after graduation. Known for her "Classic-Temptation", you'll see her adding a trendy twist to her classic style most days. Tea, a warm blanket and Vogue is her ideal way to end the day.