It can seem like a myth, the idea of a piece that works for almost any occasion. Most of us are used to having several mini wardrobes in one. There’s what you wear to the office, to school, to meet friends and to meet dates. There’s what you wear on casual occasions, semi-formal get-togethers, and of course every girl needs solid beach style too. But what if there’s a piece you’ve overlooked that can do not just double, but triple and quadruple duty? I’m talking about the shirtdress. In so many iterations, you could have just a few in your closet and create dozens of looks by changing out your accessories and shoes. See what I mean below.
Channeling a classic look and a new trend at the same time is a tried and true recipe for It-girl status. This fun fit-and-flare dress is definitely on the inspiration board.
Moschino image: IMAXtree
This is literally a blank canvas. Belt it, throw it over your swimsuit, tights, leggings, denim or bare legs. Statement jewelry is a must. Wear it buttoned high for work or buttoned low for cocktails. Let your imagination run wild.
Akris image: IMAXtree
A fall peek, this coat of armor schoolgirl number is nothing if not unique. And potentially more versatile than it would at first seem. Definitely has day and night potential.
Paco Rabanne image: IMAXtree
At first I thought the PJ trend a trifle absurd. But I've been eyeing it more and more lately. This dress touches on the trend without being too literal and can easily be seasonless.
$33 at Bloomingdales.
Gorgeous color, pleating details, a metallic button placket, what more could you want? This dress is begging for flats and strappy sandals alike.
$49.98 at Dillards.
This take on the basic white button up is simply adorable. At once girly and flirty without being too risque, it's a winner.
$62 at Nasty Gal.
This is another that I can't help fantasizing about the possibilities of. Simplicity is the chicest way to elegance.
$35 at Dorothy Perkins.
Can you see this with a leather jacket and boots in the fall? Or flip flops at the flea market?
$98 at Nordstrom.
This was too cute not to mention. Between the piping, flattering V-neckline, and tied waist, it has a 70s throwback vibe I heart.
$29.99 at Charlotte Russe.
Love that this floral pattern has a grown-up feel when so many florals can feel a bit too young. Dress this down with a denim jacket or up with a fitted blazer.
$110 at Banana Republic.
A polka dot piece is always fair game for closet approval. These small dots are tres versatile.
$88 at Nordstrom.
This is how you mix multiple design elements without making something gauche. Check out the back on the next slide!
$77.99 at Piper Lime.
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Just the right amount of skin for summer, I'd say!
$77.99 at Piper Lime.