There’s a handful of items I’d consider essential to a warm-weather wardrobe (white denim and a couple pairs of these come to mind) and a shirt dress is one of them. It’s a closet classic that’s a go-to of mine all year long – but especially during the spring and summer. They retain the tailored aspects of my favorite button-up shirts but have an all-over airiness, making them perfect for the rising temperatures. What really makes these dresses a must-have for me though, is the versatility. From casual to cocktail – you can pretty much make these dresses work for anything.
This shirt dress (also available here) from Veronica Beard is one of my newest favorites. The material is light, and I just love that little twist-tie detail. It’s already become one of those easy, when-in-doubt-wear-this items for me. I’ve paired it with my sneakers for running around during the day and then, just last weekend, wore it out to dinner with these heels. In my opinion, nobody excels at the shirt dress game (hello!) quite like Veronica Beard. Those ladies have it down to a science. Their styles are always super classic (love this one and this one), but perfectly feminine, too. I mean this dress could just as easily be worn to the office as it could for after-hour cocktails, no? That’s shirt dressing at its finest!
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick