#30wears: 5 ways to wear a shirtdress

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#30wears: 5 ways to wear a shirtdress

Sustainable fashion is more than eco-fabrics and new technologies; a big aspect of sustainability is combating overconsumption. Eco-fashion activist Livia Firth has attacked “throwaway fashion”, saying women buying new outfits should always ask: “Will I wear this 30 times?”. Since then the hashtag #30wears has been gaining popularity online and offline. I always try to get the most wear out of each new garment I bring home so I wanted to share with you my take on the 5 different ways to wear a shirtdress.

1. The shirtdress

I have a few shirtdresses in different colors and they are one of the most versatile items in my wardrobe. What I love about this particular Mila & James shirtdress is that it has a detachable bow, which gives even more options for different looks. If you have a shirtdress without a bow, you can simply recreate the look by tying up a silk scarf in a bow.

5 ways to wear a shirtdress
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Wearing grey Mila&James shirtdress with a bow

Sorry for the grumpy photos, the sun was right in my face. Wearing my Mila&James gray shirtdress with a bow. Styling: the Panachery. Photography: Nooria Shafqat

2. Belted shirtdress

Belts are all the rage now, especially wide corset-belts. You can really play with your look here and combine the classic shirtdress with a trendy wide belt. Or keep the look timeless with a thin one. Feeling adventurous? Why not try using a scarf or a necklace as a belt?

5 ways to wear a shirtdress : belted

Love how this thick leather belt adds a bit of excitement to otherwise very casual outfit. Wearing my Mila&James light blue shirtdress. Styling: the Panachery. Photography: Nooria Shafqat

3. A dress over a shirtdress

This is one of my favorite looks out of 5 ways to wear a shirtdress. I love that this black dress is transparent enough to see the bottom of the shirtdress as well. This gives the whole outfit a layered, complex and at the same time a clean look.

5 ways to wear a shirtdress : a dress over a shirtdress
Victoria Onken is getting ready to go out in a grey Mila&James shirtdress
Victoria Onken is putting on make up in a grey Mila&James shirtdress with a bow
5 ways to wear a shirtdress : transparent dress over a shirtdress

One of my favorites, a transparent dress over a shirt dress. Wearing my gray Mila&James shirtdress. Styling: the Panachery. Photography: Nooria Shafqat

4. Open shirtdress as a summer coat

I find this is such a simple way to keep cool in the summer. I burn easy and need to cover up sometimes. I also like to wear an open shirtdress to create a more layered look when it’s colder. This just shows you how versatile one shirtdress can be.

5 ways to wear a shirtdress : open
Wearing an open Mila&James shirtdress

Easy peasy summer breezy. Wearing my light blue Mila&James shirtdress. Styling: the Panachery. Photography: Nooria Shafqat

5. Mini-skirt over a shirtdress

This is another favorite way to wear a shirtdress and the most complicated one. The shirtdress has to stick out and be visible under the mini-skirt (that’s the whole point of this look, after all), but not too much, around 7 cm, otherwise the whole look will become too messy. The best way is just to experiment with all the mini-skirts you have and to find the right length for you.

5 ways to wear a shirtdress : miniskirt over a shirtdress
Wearing a miniskirt over my Mila&James shirtdress

Love love love to wear a shirtdress this way! Wearing my light blue Mila&James shirtdress. Styling: the Panachery. Photography: Nooria Shafqat

These are my favorite ways to wear a shirtdress. Which one do you like most?

12 Comments
  • August 22, 2017

    This is so fierce, I love it! And now I want to go get myself a shirtdress. I have like t-shirt dresses but none as versatile as this.

  • August 22, 2017

    Love the variety of a shirtdress. So cute!

  • August 22, 2017

    I loved the shirt dress as a coat combination, I would have never thought to pair the two items together!

  • August 22, 2017

    I’m always looking for ways to extend my capsule wardrobe. I love the idea of using the shirt dress open as a light weight coat, I always struggle between seasons.

  • Neely Moldovan
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    August 22, 2017

    Super cute looks! I love how many ways there are to style it!

  • August 22, 2017

    Cute ideas! I have one shirtdress and I love it. I like the idea of using it as a coat.

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