The Shirt Dress
1. Topshop MOTO Check Shirt Dress2. Pamela Love Maia Ear Cuff 3. Stance Bradford Socks (men’s) 4. AllSaints New Jules Heel Boot 5. Topshop Rhinestone Crochet Flower Studs 6. Ted Baker London Thaya Leather Pump 7. Zara Messenger Bag
What I Wanna Wear Wednesdays.
All hail the shirt dress, the one button-up that doesn’t require pants to be socially acceptable. I love it because you can dress it up, dress it down or not dress it at all and still look chic. Personally, I like a simple, disheveled look (it’s authentic) but there are ways to work some class into a shirtdress. Because I can’t resist a Euro collar (buttoned up all the way please) or anything that even almost resembles denim, I kind of love this sleeveless Topshop dress. The not-so-obvious print brings some casual life to the threads, guiding me down the grunge road with socks and ankle booties (oh yes, those are men’s and there is nothing weird about wearing men’s socks, especially when they are covered in AllSaints buckles).
Of course, there is a less androgynous way to wear this look. If you prefer a Audrey Hepburn moment-sans the LBD-accessorize the same dress a little more delicately. White pumps are always feminine and if you pair them with a pretty earring (like these floral dudes, also from Topshop) you step the girly up another level.
All it takes is the right dress and a few accessories to let your bipolar style choices shine. Why commit to one look if you don’t have to? Fashion monogamy is so overrated.