It doesn’t take more than a quick peek in my closet to see that the two styles of clothing I own the most of are button-down shirts (mostly boyfriend-sized like this one, and a lot of them are stripes) and dresses. Put the two together and you’ve got the third most prevalent item of clothing in my closet: the shirtdress. It’s a classic combination of two of my favorites, and I can’t get enough of them. (I own this one in both silk and cotton, and I just bought both colors in this one.) Here’s what I love about the shirtdress: it’s versatile. Paired with casual sandals (or espadrilles), it’s an easy dress to throw on for running around town on a Saturday. But with a simple switch to a pair of strappy sandals or wedges, it becomes a dress for both the office or cocktails with friends. My most recent purchase of this one from Madewell has been the perfect transitional piece for going from the office to a night out. (I also love this ruffle one that’s one sale!) Functional and chic – exactly the kind of thing every girl needs in her wardrobe.
Image via OP Lookbook