To get a grunge-inspired look, wear one of the plaid shirt dresses with either a pair of ripped jeans or cutout leggings and some sneakers. You can also pair a plaid shirt dress with some distressed jeans, cowboy boots, a braided belt, and a cowboy hat for a westen-inspied look. For a menswear-inspired look, pair one of the vertical striped shirt dresses with some tailored pants, oxford shoes, a necktie, and a fedora hat. Provide contrast with a dotted shirt dress by pairing it with some argyle tights. You can also get this contrast with a gingham shirt dress and a pair of floral print tights. For the office, wear a long or short-sleeved solid colored shirt dress with some tailored pants and stiletto shoes. For a vintage vibe, wear a ruffled or frilly shirt dress with a pair of lace tights, a bow headband, a pearl bracelet, and some ballet flats. When it gets really cold, you can layer one of the sleeveless shirt dresses over a sweater like you would with a jumper. Pair the sweater and sleeveless shirt dress with some thick tights and slouch boots. If you plan on lounging around at an indoor pool this fall, any of these shirt dresses can be used as a stylish swimsuit cover-up. For a fun fall style, wear any shirt dress with a pair of denim legggings or skinny jeans and some peep-toe booties. To look like you just rolled out of bed and threw on your boyfriend's (or fiance's or husband's) clothes, wear a plaid, vertical striped, or solid shirt dress (without any girly details) with a pair of boyfriend jeans and sneakers. You can also style your hair in a loose ponytail or messy bun to follow suit. If you get a shirt dress that isn't already cinched at the waist, you may wish to add a belt to it. If you have any of your own ideas for styling a shirt dress, let me know.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
American Rag Sleeveless Color-Blocked Racerback Knit Dress, $27.00, available in sizes XS-L, macys.com
Miss Chievous Dress Color Blocked Tube With Pockets, $39.00, available in sizes S-XL, macys.com
As you can see from this and other recent posts, contrast is what's in style right now. You will definitely see people doing a lot more mixing than matching when it comes to styling their outfits this season. You can join in on this fun trend too. Try pairing a two-tone or colorblock piece with another color that is not in the item you're wearing. You can also wear two-tone or colorblock patterns with fun prints such as plaid, polka dots, stripes, houndstooth, tribal prints, and animal prints. You can even pair these colors with floral and butterfly prints. Sure, spring may be long gone by now, but that doesn't mean the spirit of spring can't still remain in your heart and style. Besides, wearing a spring pattern may make the chilly fall days feel just a little warmer. If you have any more suggestions on how to wear two-tone or colorblock shades, let me know.