As I get older, I've ditched the "fashion before comfort" rule because, well, pajamas are the greatest thing in the world. Luckily, one of 2015's biggest trends is actually comfort, one of those being shirt dresses that basically looks insanely chic, but makes you feel like you're wearing a nightgown and chilling in your home all day long. Call it working from home-office.
With the rise of seven day dressing (basically, the lines of work wear and play wear blurring), it's been increasingly easier to cut down on your wardrobe and really focus on staple pieces that'll double as work-appropriate and happy-hour appropriate. One of my favorite pieces that fit in this category is the shirt dress. You may style it with some pumps and a blazer for work, but when you're off to your favorite bar, you can pair it with some badass booties and leather moto jacket. With a little dark lipstick, you've basically transformed from day tonight.
And the best part is that it works all year long. Since it's the perfect layering piece, you can totally wear it bare-legged in the summer and fall, and throw it on with tights during late fall/winter. And, since it's just one piece, you don't even have to worry about picking out trousers and a top! It's a one stop shop.
Of course, Olivia Wilde completely nails this look at the Meadowland screening in New York City. She paired her grey oxford style shirt dress with black knee-high boots. So in honor of the three months of winter we have left behind, consider making the shirt dress your uniform all season long.
1. The Chambray
Club Monaco Katalain Chambray Shirt Dress, $198, Club Monaco
The perfect shirt dress for country lover and city dweller.
Wilfred Free Hammam Dress, $95, Aritzia
I'm seeing this with thigh-high boots and a long black duster coat.
3. For The Prepster
Au Pair Mini Dress, $78, Nasty Gal
Love the deep red color of this, and the cute collar and sleeves.
4. The Color Block
Colorblock Shirtdress, $89, Loft
Though simple, the colorblock adds just enough detail to make this one stand out.
5. The Oxford Style
T By Alexander Wang Poplin Shirt Dress, $295, Otteny
Love how this is styled with mules and a cute backpack.
6. The Classic
Merona Plus Size Shirt Dress, $30, Target
Because what's better than a classic? This one will go with absolutely everything.
7. '70s Vibes
ASOS CURVE Belted Shirt Dress in 70s Floral, $65, ASOS
Giving us some serious flower power vibes with this one.
8. The Sleeveless
FRAME Le Sleeveless Shirtdress, $288, Bergforf Goodman
The. Perfect. Layering. Piece. I'm seeing this with a grey turtleneck underneath.
9. Stripes Galore
Missguided Plus Size Striped Shirt Dress, $47, Missguided
A longer back for when you want to throw them on over leggings.
10. The Midi
Lacausa Sleeveless Shirt Dress, $213, Revolve
The longer, the chicer.
11. Bright Blue
Mixed Media Shirt Dress, $90, Eloquii
This is SUCH a beautiful color, and totally brightens up any dreary day.
Crinkled Shirt Dress, $18, Forever 21
In case you're not into the loose, shift dress feel, you can always add a belt to cinch the waist.
13. The Abstract Print
Plus Size Simply Vera Wang Brushstroke Shirtdress, $74, Kohls
The pleats on the skirt add a little more body to the whole look.
14. The Winter White
Little White Lies Avia Foral Shirt Dress, $110, Urban Outfitters
This may be my favorite one yet. Plus, with the red booties, you get a little pop of color you wouldn't otherwise expect.
15. The Oversized
ASOS CURVE Oversized Chuck On Denim Look Shirt Dress, $69, ASOS
The oversized look always gets you major cool points.
In case you're wondering, I'm smitten with shirt dresses. They're the ultimate lazy-girl go-to look, but with the right accessories (hello, hats and handbags), you'll look effortlessly put together.
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