How To Style A Shirt Dress In Autumn

A shirt dress is always a classic item to have in your wardrobe because they can be suitable for casual-wear, office outfits and nights out. Since I’ve started my new job I’ve found that a shirt dress is the perfect item for a smart/casual look (that look that nobody really knows how to create), and now I’m bringing out a new shirt dress and styling it with some winter warmers.

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Sometimes I feel like shirt dresses can have a bit of an odd shape, which can make them really tricky to style. Here are some of my top tips!

  • Wear a tie around the waist to give it more shape. If it doesn’t come with one then try a belt or a skinny scarf.
  • Avoid wearing a scarf. I find scarfs and shirts can be so uncomfortable when worn together and I personally love showing off the neck detail from the shirt.
  • Roll up the sleeves for a casual look, and keep them down for a more dressy style.
  • Make sure they’re the right length. This one I’m wearing has a longer back which avoids any accidental underwear showage…
  • Keep your coat/accessories simple and show off your shirt dress design. Be bold, don’t just go for a plain black shirt dress!

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This gorgeous lil’ shirt dress is from PLB and I’m digging the monochrome vibes with a few warm accents. I love anything with an aztec pattern and even though it may be considered a little summery, it can certainly be layered up for Autumn.

I’ve kept the detail all in the dress and worn a plain and simple (but staple) black coat from New Look with a grey bag from Quiz and some black boots from Ravel. This is the exact outfit I’ve worn to work recently and it was such a comfortable, easy outfit to wear!

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HOW TO STYLE A SHIRT DRESS IN AUTUMN

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Shirt Dress – c/o PLB

Bag – c/o Quiz Clothing

Coat – New Look

Shoes – c/o Ravel

I’ve finished off this look with a nude lip and some everyday make-up because at the moment I’m all about no-fuss, no-effort looks that look amazing. Now I’m a working girl I’ve got so much less time to get ready in the morning and these kinda looks are such easy go-to’s!

Let me know if you’re loving shirt dresses even though it’s a lil’ chilly!

Plus, don’t forget to check out my Halloween post for a last minute outfit idea this weekend.

R x

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** c/o shows items that have been sent to me by the brands but all items are chosen and styled by me and aren’t influenced by other parties. **

10 Comments

  1. 25th October 2016 / 9:35 am

    Really gorgeous outfit, love your booties. Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

    • 28th October 2016 / 4:57 pm

      They’re cute little boots aren’t they! Thanks lovely 🙂

      R xoxo

  2. Dana
    25th October 2016 / 10:36 am

    Super cute, loving the bold-ness of the dress with simple accessories!

    Dana | fashiondew.co.uk

    • 28th October 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you Dana! So glad you love the dress, it’s a new fave of mine!

      R xoxo

  3. 25th September 2018 / 7:05 am

    Cute Dress! You are looking stunning in this. I am so excited to try this dress. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  4. 23rd July 2019 / 6:58 am

    Beautiful dress! I am addicted to wearing t-shirt dresses. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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