3 New Ways to Wear the Classic Shirtdress

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The shirtdress is a wardrobe essential for a reason: It’s buttoned-up enough for the office but not too stuffy for a relaxing Saturday afternoon or a sunny vacation. Plus, the streamlined style is like a blank canvas for your favorite accessories. To that end—and because sometimes you just don’t want to think that hard—here are a few fresh styling ideas courtesy of our fashion crushes.

Fresh & Feminine

Lily James looked every bit the nobility she plays on television, wearing a crisp white shirtdress with metallic sandals at a recent event. This outfit proves that sometimes the chicest statement is also the simplest one.

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Strappy Cage Rose Gold Metallic Sandal

$695

Sophia Webster

Side Knot Shirt Dress

$438

J. W. Anderson

Boyish & Edgy

Dree Hemingway recently conjured nonchalant, downtown edge with a buttoned-up shirtdress in faded denim and a few menswear-glam accessories: white ankle socks paired with chunky, studded brogues and a chain link Stella McCartney Fallaballa clutch. (All vegan-approved, too.)

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White Mesh Stripe Ankle Sock

$8

River Island

Black Odette Brogues

$1,055

Stella McCartney

The Fallaballa Faux Brushed-Leather Shoulder Bag

$895

Stella McCartney

Miner Denim Shirt Dress

$329

Current/Elliott

Whimsical & Vintage-Inspired

Suki Waterhouse gave the standard shirtdress a playful twist by opting for a printed style and adding statement accessories that gave the look a vintage-inspired appeal. Also, this outfit makes it official: flats are officially the new heels.

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‘70s Saddle Cross Body Bag

$41

ASOS

Western Concho Stretch Belt

$25

Swell

Babies Tassel Loafer

$745

Saint Laurent

Petal Printed Shirt Dress

$455

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