STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Timeless Shift

October 2nd, 2015 at 2:00am

A shift dress is the perfect staple for a lazy day. Just got out of bed? Put a shift dress on, and you automatically go from lazy to trendy in a blink of an eye. Shift dresses have recently been popping up in numerous stores. I mean, they’re loose, comfortable and affordable—who wouldn’t want that?

The first shift dress was worn in the nineteen twenties, but it wasn’t until Lilly Pulitzer revived the dress in the nineteen sixties that it really became a staple. The shift dress is still a classic piece in her fashion line, and is widely popular in today’s fashion stores. The shift dress comes in all different styles, colors and can be worn in various ways. It is flattering on almost all body types, and famous icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Obama and Twiggy have been seen wearing this type of dress.

This Fashionista is wearing a classic horizontal striped shift dress, which is perfect for any time of the year. To make this outfit appropriate for fall and winter just add tights, a cardigan and boots! You can make this outfit a little bit more formal by adding a nice leather jacket with classic black heels. There are endless possibilities of looks that can be created with this dress.

Accessories are very important, they can make or break any outfit. This Fashionista is wearing all silver accessories. The silver accessories goes well with the outfit, and don’t distract from the dress. She also is wearing Alex and Ani charm bracelets, which complement any outfit. To finish the look, she wore edgy black sandals with a Louis Vuitton tote bag.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? ”I think a simple and casual shift dress is great because, not only is it flattering on all body types, but it can also be dressed up or down just by adding the right accessories. It’s definitely a classic closet staple.”