Monday Must-Have: The Striped Shirtdress

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Spring has finally sprung! This weekend was filled with sunshine and warm weather that left me pining for sandals and lightweight, easy-to-wear outfits. So, in the spirit of afternoon walks in the park and long dinners outdoors, today's must-have is the shirtdress. This versatile essential is not only one that I adore, but also wear constantly because it always looks put together, and can be worn across all four seasons. While I favor classic blue and white in a medium weight cotton, shirtdresses are available in a variety of colors and patterns that can take you from work to play and from summer to fall. Above, I have highlighted five of my faves that are available now and below I have outlined how I wear mine year-round. 

Spring

During the spring my favorite way to wear shirtdresses is with classic ballet flats and a cardigan or light blazer. This combo can easily be worn to the office or brunch and looks amazing with chunky gold jewelry or unstated pearls. This look is the perfect blend of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn and is one that I wear constantly. 

Summer

When the temperatures rise I love to pair my shirtdress with low heel espadrilles or sandals and a floppy hat. With the addition of delicate gold hoops and a silk scarf you'll be ready for French Riviera in no time. 

Fall

While shirtdresses are often synonymous with the warmer months, I love wearing mine with thick tights, a wool blazer and either riding boots or loafers in the fall. Paired together these pieces create a look that is all at once collegiate and cool. 

Winter  

During the winter when the temps are freezing I like to layer my shirtdress over very thick, cableknit tights and under either a cashmere crewneck sweater or turtleneck. When worn with low heel boots or booties, this look is perfectly polished and comfortable while being a step above the standard jeans and sweater combo. 

Until next time!

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