STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Shirtdress

April 22nd, 2015 at 2:00am

Is it a shirt? Is it a dress? The beauty of the trendy shirtdress is that you can make it your own by styling it in whichever way you please. Shirtdresses have been frequent in stores for a few years, but they have evolved from the standard long oxford to fit many different styles.

This Fashionista pulls off the look in an effortlessly casual way. She makes a statement in her Urban Outfitters shirtdress with bold black and white stripes. Stripes are a safe way to add pattern for those of you who, like me, usually opt for basic neutral pieces. A loose-fitting tunic such as this is open and comfortable for walking around campus. Although this Fashionista chose to layer over black leggings, the shirtdress is long enough to wear on its own as well.

Her dark aviator sunglasses and an off the shoulder neckline add to this Fashionista’s casual cool vibe. She accessories simply with a layered leather watch, an essential for getting to class on time, or counting down the minutes until it ends. Her leather sandals tie together the accessories and add the finishing touch to her outfit.

Opting for a soft fabric and relaxed fit is an understated way to bring the shirtdress into your wardrobe. Another casual fabric option is chambray. The key to dressing a tunic up or down is accessorizing. This Fashionista could easily spice up her outfit by ditching the leggings, putting on a strappy heel and swapping her sunglasses for a pair of statement earrings.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “With the weather getting warm, my style advice would be to just dress in clothes that make you feel good! The warmer weather brightens your attitude and so will looking cute! My flowy T-shirt dress makes me feel lightweight and comfortable with the warm weather change.”