Staples and Other Closet Essentials:

Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Shirtdress


-It’s a shirt!

-No!

-It’s a dress!

-No!!

-It’s the shirtdress!!

Another staple, that should hang in every self proclaimed fashionista’s closet. The shirtdress is one of the most useful pieces a girl can own. It is summery, work-appropriate, sexy and appropriately accessorized perfect for a night out.

Belt it and you have the perfect curves. The neutral colors allow you to play with colors – add colorful belts, shoes, jewelry. If you so decide, you can wear a little colorful cami, and unbutton a button, for a splash of color. But all you do, keep it simple. Most of the time, less says more.

J Crew Shirtdress

Michael Michael Kors

Day Birger Et Mikkelsen

3.1 Phillip Lim

Diane von Furstenberg

Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Jersey Dress


Another staple that I am a firm believer in is the jersey dress. Especially for the transitional seasons.  It can be cotton jersey or silk jersey, depending on how sophisticated you want to be, but the jersey gives a sense of comfort and cozyness that no other fabric can provide. The other thing with jersey is that it looks good on almost everyone, it is heavy material and flows very well , that of course can result in wonderful draped or structured dresses.

As it is spring already a jersey dress is the perfect item for both day and night. Just style it with simple jewelry and flats for work and running errands, and then put on some chunky jewelry or belts and other accessories to turn it in a club outfit.  Absolutely love the simplicity in the dresses bellow. As I tend to be a lover of the colour black, my choices are very similar to the Little Black Dress choices, but these are much more comfier and less structured versions.  For summer, get rid of the sleeves and look for something with straps or strapless. Jersey will keep you cool, in both ways 🙂

Aspirational Amazingness

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Gucci

Marvelous Choices for Mortals

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Michael Kors

T by Alexander Wang