26 April 2011

wear it with: shift dress

26 April 2011
i'm excited to present the third edition of my "wear it with" series, where i feature a few options for styling a versatile piece. so far, we've styled a silk tank and a mid-length skirt and today, i'm showing you a couple of options for wearing a shift.

the shift dress is one of my favorite pieces because of its simple and clean silhouette. some shifts are more casual by nature, depending on the fabric, but today i picked a feminine and polished linen, colorblock dress. i envision the girl wearing this shift going to an important meeting and then out for drinks with the girls.

the option on the left is a classic and sweet look with warm hues of rose gold, pink and white. the accessories are all in the same color family, which can make you look pulled-together, but be careful that you're not matching everything exactly. matchy-matchy is cute for elle woods, but it's not interesting visually and can make you look washed out.

the picks on the right give off a funky, cool vibe and play with textures like animal print and braiding. the gladiator sandals toughen it up a bit and the coral lipstick sets off this bolder look. i've belted both looks because it's a quick and easy way to cinch the waist, regardless of your personal style.

so, tell me, which is your favorite: LEFT or RIGHT??




wear it with: shift dress




By Malene Birger linen shift dress
$435 - net-a-porter.com




Peep toe shoes
$550 - giuseppezanottidesign.com


Christian Louboutin python shoes
975 GBP - matchesfashion.com


Silk bag
875 GBP - farfetch.com


Mood jewelry
12 GBP - debenhams.com


Lenora Dame boho necklace
$168 - simplysoles.com


Kara by Kara Ross hinged bangle
$290 - nordstrom.com


Kenneth Jay Lane beading jewelry
60 GBP - net-a-porter.com


Belt
6.99 GBP - hm.com


37 comments:

Gal Meets Glam said...

i love both of these looks! such fresh looks for spring!

xo glameetsglam.com

Isabel G. said...

Love the dress and the proposals! Stunning!

bjs*

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

RIGHT! i love the bright turquoise! so fun :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

elledee said...

I'd have to choose left, sooo romantic!

Krystal said...

i so love this type of post, you made some really great options!

Amanda Hill said...

Love them both but right side is more me!

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

extremely difficult choice!!! great job with both looks. i'm going with the right, but that of course does not mean i wouldn't wear both if given the chance... ;)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh this is tough- the right is so blushy pretty but I think I'll shock myself and choose right- love it's subtle edge.

this free bird said...

tough call..i'm going with the right. the necklace reeled me in!

la petite coquine said...

How gorgeous! I'm having a major love affair with those Zanotti peep toes!

Annabelle Fleur said...

I can't choose, both options are amazing!!! What a fantastic post!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

Mo Pie, Please said...

The right - the turquoise for sure. Some of my favorite color combos right there!

MG said...

right, right, right!!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

LOVE both! But if I have to choose one I'd go with the right. So fun :) xoxo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Loving both...but apparently I'm in the minority with going with the super girly-girl left side as my fave...I can't help it! The metallic belt, fab baubles and *adorable* shoes reeled me in (c:

kait said...

first of all - great dress!!

as for which combo... i think i have to go with the first. it's so soft and feminine but still with a pop in the cuff. although i have to say that i'm really loving the necklace in choice #2!!

xx,
kait

Becky said...

I love both of these looks but I think i'd go for the left <3 but I would definitely wear both! Great post :)

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xXx

Kellie Collis said...

I'm kind of torn but I'd go with left. Fabulous! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Both beautiful, but swayed left for those shoes :) XOL

Michelle Lee said...

love both sides like always :)
especially the lipsticks and shoes!

Melissa K @ Lulliloo said...

Love both of these looks, but I'd probably go for the one on the right because I just love that handbag (although I can't see where it's from?) Melissa x

StyleID said...

The dress is beautiful even if you wear it by itself but I would LOVE to wear it with the options on the left. The colors are great, soft, delicate. That Lenora Dame necklace is amazing, Great picks!

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Fit With Flash said...

as always, depends on where you're going! this week, my mood: i'd go with the right side. def.

Deanna Pai said...

100% right side! I've probably said this before, but I adore this series so much!

Marie said...

I love both looks! But I feel like I'd have to go with the left - imagining that turquoise necklace on top of the orange part of the dress is just too good!

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things

Ruby Girl said...

i vote right! great look and what a fun post!! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Sick by Trend said...

I think you can wear that dress with both proposals!! :D You would be awesome!

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

Marella said...

Gorgeous selection!
Looooove your blog! Following! Follow back? <3

Viv said...

great dress! i love how you give options of what to pair it with :)



myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

Adora Mehitabel said...

so preety.

Kat said...

that dress is so pretty!! it would look good with both set of accesories :)

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

StyleMeBAD said...

hmmm I am going to have to go with the second choice (right) its def more funky and more my style!

:)

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I would go for the right one for sure!! Love them both but right is the best choice.

XoXo
http://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com/

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

Right!

Marie said...

I like the dress with the first set.:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Sara Mueller said...

Love these sorts of posts! Great board!

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