shirtdress wear it now and later

timeless classics serve a purpose. first, they are fashionable. second, classics go beyond trends. third, their cost-per-wear can turn any classic item into investment pieces. one such timeless classic that makes my top ten list time after time is the mighty shirt dress. there’s never a better time to wear a shirtdress than spring. most shirtdresses have long sleeves, which can be rolled or cuffed. typically, they’re cut without a seam at the waist, relying on a self-tie belt to define the waist. but i love to exchange the self-tie belt for a leather belt. belts are a fantastic accessory that lasts for years and infuses personality into an outfit. whenever i shop, i always head to the belt department to see if anything catches my eye. opens in a new windowRalph Lauren is by far my favorite designer for belts, but they can be pricey.

let’s take a look at the classic shirtdress that’s perfect for a nine-to-five look. add a statement handbag and key accessories to a simple neutral shirtdress, and you’re on your way to the office in style. the beauty of a dress is it’s one and done. no fuss, no muss. but don’t forget a shirtdress is versatile. it’s a timeless classic for a reason. you can count on this hard-working closet staple for a sophisticated weekend look too. simply add a jean jacket and hat for a casual chic outfit perfect for friday, saturday, and Sunday. or a shirtdress can easily convert into a duster that can be casually worn over blue jeans and a tee. didn’t i say your wardrobe needs to work hard?

shirtdress wear it now, and later

some of you might remember i have an ongoing series; wear it now and later. all of us want our wardrobes to work hard for us day in and day out. so what’s better than having wardrobe staples that help us do just that? last winter, i wore this opens in a new windowshirtdress (limited sizes similar opens in a new windowhere, opens in a new window here, and opens in a new window here) from opens in a new windowBanana Republic with boots and a tissue turtleneck. opens in a new windowread the post here. this spring, i ditched the turtleneck, grabbed wedge sandals (old, similar opens in a new windowhere, opens in a new windowhere, and opens in a new window here), a opens in a new windowstraw handbag from the opens in a new windowScoop collection at opens in a new windowWalmart, and a black belt (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere). voila! a shirt dress to wear now and later.

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10 Comments

  1. I am only 5’3″ so the dress might be too long for me with just the wedge sandals, but will give it a try. I like the idea of adding a denim jacket with it. Thanks for that tip.

    Posted 5.11.21
    • just hem the shirtdress and you’ll be fine.

      Posted 5.11.21
  2. I did buy this dress this winter and wore it with the turtleneck and boots. Loved it.

    Posted 5.11.21
  3. Celine Stanasolovich wrote:

    Hello Beth,

    I LOVE this look. I am also a classics gal through and through (thanks to my mother’s influence). The shirt dress is adorable. I just looked at the woven handbag at Walmart and will need to order it. So cute and a great price! Have a wonderful day.

    Celine

    Posted 5.11.21
  4. Samantha wrote:

    This dress is so classy and timeless you could wear it forever and with a change of accessories always be ‘in the moment’, what a fantastic piece.

    Posted 5.11.21
  5. Cammy Christie wrote:

    Live you Beth!!! Please keep up the great work!!! Love Cammy

    Posted 5.11.21
  6. MONICA BAZAN CASTRO wrote:

    BONITA ROPA, ME GUSTARON EL VESTIDOS BLKANCO DE LINO, LA CARTERA, LOS SUETERES DE RAAYAS TAMBIEN.

    Gracias.

    Monica
    GUAYAQUIL – ECUADOR

    Posted 5.12.21
  7. Leu2500 wrote:

    Beth, you’ve really stepped up your accessory game recently. The first thing I noticed were the chunky bracelet & straw bag. I need to step up my accessory game & you’re giving me good ideas.

    Posted 5.12.21
  8. Marysia wrote:

    Bardzo ładna stylizacja dodatki super

    Posted 5.12.21
  9. jean wrote:

    Awesome pics! Beth, you are so beautiful with this dress and the wedge sandals!!!
    i would like see, a button less about your dress…. 😉
    thank you to share

    Posted 5.29.21

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