What’s Fresh: The Shirt Dress

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It’s that time again!  It’s time for sunny skies, margaritas, and a fab shirt dress.  That’s what I said. . . a shirt dress.  It’s huuuuuge this year, especially if it is blue-ish with a white stripe.  Both Vetements (known for their edgy street/boho vibe) and Versace (known for all things over-sexed and fitted) sent blue and white striped button-downs down the runway for Spring and the fad is spreading like wild-fire.  I think my favorites are the ones from Reformation, Pixie Market, (a total knock-off the the much more expensive Vetements version), Caslon (what a bargain!)Asos (amazing deal and I love that it’s sleeveless and has that great self-tie), and especially this one from Scotch & Soda (the midi is totally where it is at this year and this stripe hits the perfect pitch).  Speaking of bargains, this one from Uniqlo in light blue looks amazeballs for the price!!  But, I am totally drooling for these from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Frame, DSQUARED, and Veronica Beard (totally day to night).  I also love this one from The Great (but I would have to belt it and order down a size) and this one from Club Monaco (the flirty ruffle is totally on fleek for the summer).

Style it up.  Style it down.  Wear it short. Wear it long.  Wear it over your jeans.  You can’t go wrong.  To help you feel the vibe I’m laying down, I pulled some street and runway pics for you.  Enjoy!

Happy Monday!

XO,

cg

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The Man Repeller at the end of last summer

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Versace Spring 2016 Runway

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Olivia Palermo’s shirt dress has a fab ruffle, much like the Club Monaco one I noted, above.

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In case you were wondering if wearing a shirt dress is maybe a little stuffy or trad-ish, this ought to answer your question.  Ri-ri rocked a blue and white long button-down as a dress to the Ebony awards last weekend.  Fur, optional.  Yaaaaaas, queen!

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Natalie Joos, one of my many girl crushes.

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Giovanna Battaglia in a shirt dress very similar to the Veronica Beard one I picked out above.  If you are feeling like maybe you’d like the dress with great cap sleeves like these instead, and you have great legs, try this one.

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Love, love, love.  This is how you’ll see me styling mine!

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As I said, don’t be afraid to style it up!

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Or down.

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The Vetements look that has spawned a million knock-offs.  I have to confess that I have a hard time noticing the dress because of, well, just about everything else.  But there are a ton of fashionistas wearing their shirt dress over their jeans and this is the look that started it all.

tell us what you think!!!