Shirt Dresses for the Non-Basic Chick

Everywhere I turn, I can’t seem to escape the shirt dress trend. Coworkers rock them in the office, storefront windows merchandise them as the *must-have* of the moment, and magazines forecast them as a necessity this Spring. Though I’m often one to gravitate towards the more tailored details, I can’t seem to find a lot of shirt dresses out there that truly pique my interest. As you know, I love the quirky little details, especially ones that lean towards the dark, the edgy, the avant-garde…key features that tailored or flowy shirt-dresses don’t typically include. I’ve rounded up a few options below that go beyond the basic shirt dress with the little details, a different silhouette to suit different tastes, and best of all just a little bit of funk.

ShirtdressesFrom Left to Right, click below to shop
Dress: MSGM Striped Shirt Dress
Heels: Reed Krakoff Snake Print Leather Sandals
Flats: Office Ghillie Lace-Up Flat

Dress: Aquilano Rimondi Striped Contrast Shirt Dress
Brogues: Prada Leather Laced Derby Shoe

Dress: Michael Kors Long Striped Kaftan
Sandals: Chloé Suede Lace-Up Sandals

Dress: Prabal Gurung Ombré Effect Marble Print Shirt Dress
Heeled Booties: Saint Laurent Lace-Up Booties

Dress: MM6 Maison Margiela Shirt Dress
Heels: Tibi Pierce Sandal
Sandals: Tomas Maier Lace-Up Sandal

Coat Envy

As temperatures continue to drop I’ve noticed my coat arsenal is lacking quite a bit. There are so many great coat trends this Fall, but with very little shopping budget remaining a girl can only dream. And this girl wants to show you her dreamed up outfits to go with them! Below are 5 of my favorite coat categories for this season: Anorak, Menswear-Inspired, the Statement jacket, Over-sized Lapels, and the mighty Leather Moto jacket. I created each outfit set with my own flair to show you how I’d wear them. Leave a comment if you have a suggestion for how you would style them to suit you! Or if you have a question as to why I paired a jacket with what I did, post your comment 🙂



Menswear Inspired

Bold / Statement

Over-sized Lapel

Leather Moto



What’s your coat envy?