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

6.99 GBP - hm.com


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!


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:)


Mo Pie, Please said...

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

MG said...

right, right, right!!!


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!!


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 :)



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!


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!

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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!



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 :)


Adora Mehitabel said...

so preety.

Kat said...

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


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.


Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...


Marie said...

I like the dress with the first set.:D

***** Marie *****

Sara Mueller said...

Love these sorts of posts! Great board!

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