Monday, December 3, 2012

Shift Dress: 3 Way Layering

A good quality silk shift dress is a great investment. It's not only super flattering - keep it short to lengthen your legs and a bit loose to hide all the bloat - but it's also extremely versatile. What I like best about it, though, is the layering capabilities.

Don't believe me, you say? Well then, let me show you..

The Dress
The Dress: Club Monaco silk shift dress (bought it on sale last year for $139) // necklace: Forever 21

Look 1: Wear it with a Blazer

Whether you want to wear it with a boyfriend blazer or something more structured, pairing your shift dress with a blazer is a great way to add some dimension and break up a single pattern.

left: boyfriend blazer from Club Monaco // right: structured blazer from Urban Outfitters

Look 2: Wear it with a Pencil Skirt

If your office is as conservative as mine, you can't really get away with wearing a short shift to work. Why not pair it with a pencil skirt? Maybe if your crazy, add some faux fur to your faux blouse!

left: red pencil skirt vintage from Talize (also worn here) // right: velvet polka dot pencil skirt from TopShop

Look 3: Wear it with a Sweater

A shift dress can be a great alternative to a mini skirt for when you want to go out for a drink with friends or even if your office is a bit more casual with their dress code. Keep the sweater fitted for a prim and proper look or baggier for a some edge.

left: purple sweater from the Gap // right: baggy sweater from my boyfriend's closet, necklaces from Club Monaco

To get even more outfits out your dress, why not do a sweater and a blazer, or a blazer and a skirt? or maybe even a longer shift dress underneath? The shift dress is your layering best friend!! Maybe even your real life best friend.

Oh yeah, check out my second pair of Roots boots! What do you think? A good buy?

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  2. Love these different looks! I think I like the pencil skirts and the sweaters the most.


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  3. Cute dress and I love all of the different ways you styled it!

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  4. Totally fantastic! I love the way your remixed the dress so many ways!


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  7. Love your booties! :*

  8. Great styling! All three looks are fab :) xA

  9. good ideas, my favorite is with that lovely red pencil skirt.

    bisous !

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  11. ohh they are amazing :).I Love these designer ladies suits.
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  13. Some people takes the fashion to an unreachable height.You are like that.Thanks for the post.I love your nice and chic style.

  14. I can not but say,the outfit is incredibly nice.

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