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