we’re continuing our series why i love summer dresses, and we’re focusing on the mighty shirtdress. what a fun and flexible dress: it comes in so many shapes, styles, and colors. i’m particularly excited today, because i’m going to take a shirtdress i wore in the fall and show you how how to wear a shirtdress for summer. they key, ladies, is in the accessories: a simple sandal swap here and a bag swap there can breathe new life into an old favorite.
why i love summer dresses
this week we’re talking about dresses. yesterday, we featured a satin maxi dress on the blog. it’s the perfect dress to dress up for an evening out (or in) depending. today, we’re focused on the shirtdress. i’ve got on a denim one (similar here and here). there are so many different styles of shirtdresses, though. i’ve put together some i love, ranging from a button-up one to a flutter sleeve one.
the same dress last fall
in our post how to wear a denim dress, i showed you a denim shirtdress i first featured in the fall of 2018. it’s one of my favorite dresses, not just because it’s denim, but because of how well it pairs with accessories. the dress came with a self-tie sash that i swapped for one of my favorites – a classic braided belt. these suede booties are seeing a lot of action lately. they’re a great transition item that’s helping to ease my wardrobe from summer to fall. the mid-heel height is perfectly comfortable, and the gold grommets add just enough detail to give them some oomph.
how to wear a shirtdress for summer
i love how swapping out a belt and booties breathes new life into the dress. i’m loving strapped sandals this summer, and there’s nothing like a simple leather belt to contrast against denim. i said it once, and i’ll say it again: you can breath new life into any old favorite through accessories.