I’m not nice enough to wear frilly summer dresses, I wish I were but they just don’t suit me so this summer I’ll be in a not-so-sweet shirt dress. It’s funny how some clothes just feel more right than others.
Shirt dresses are my alternative to the floaty, bohemian, romantic frocks like the Realisation Par and Reformation dresses that Lucy Williams, Pernille Teisbaek, and Lorna Andrews (Lorna Luxe) pull off so easily.
Images from Pinterest and www.lornaluxe.com
Does My Personality Look Bad In This?
Now I’m not looking for validation here ‘Jude you can totally wear those pretty little dresses‘. Haha!! No, it’s fine honestly! It’s just some of us aren’t cut out for super sweet summer dresses. On me they don’t look right and I think that’s down to 1) my boobs and 2) my personality. These ethereal dresses I want so badly to add to my online basket won’t cover my assets and let’s face it they’re just too damn sweet for my dead-pan sarcastic personality.
I Stole This Look from Burberry
This look is inspired by Burberry’s Spring 2017 collection. It’s one of the many, many stores I find hard to walk by on Zurich’s Bahnoffstrasse (Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Prada anyone?!). If I didn’t have somewhere to be I could probably stand there for hours staring at the mannequins in the window. Even though they’re better dressed than me which is such a depressing thought, the outfits themselves are so inspiring! I look at the clothes, how they hang, how they’re put together and think how can I recreate that look with my clothes?
The Shirt Dress Boots Combo
I chose this look because it feels very me. Plus it’s made up of 3 key pieces most of us already have in our wardrobes – a white dress, trench coat and boots. I’ve been searching for a while for a white shirt dress like this. I wanted something that wasn’t too light-weight and didn’t look like a beach cover-up. This one’s from New Look and is an absolute steal at £20.99 (get it here). I like to wear it buttoned up with the belt lightly tied behind my back (double knot, no bows).
For outfit details and links to everything I’m wearing just keep scrolling.
Oh and check out how I styled this amazing trench coat for a casual look here.
Thanks for dropping by, have a great week! J xx
Photography by Jennifer Marz