One of my favorite, easy pieces for late spring/early summer is a shirtdress. Shirtdresses are so comfortable to wear, particularly on a hot day. They are the perfect “I just threw this on but still look cute” piece and to me a go-to when it’s warm out but I feel like I have nothing to wear. In today’s post I’m rounding up a handful of super cute and affordable striped shirtdresses that I think you’ll like, too!
Before I show you all my favorites, let’s just take a moment and talk about this cute striped shirtdress that I’m wearing here. It’s from Madewell (no surprise there), lightweight rayon (AKA breathable), and striped. But let’s talk about these cute ruffle sleeves! They’re a fun little detail that adds to the look, making it more than just a basic striped dress.
When I buy a shirtdress, I never like it to be too tight. I’m all about comfort. You can of course wear a shirtdress as is, but I love wearing a belt or denim jacket around my waist and then kind of puffing the material over, like if you were wearing a blouse with jeans. By adding something around your waist, even an easy denim jacket, you’re drawing attention to your smallest part. A big win! I personally get cold easily so I like to wear a jacket around my waist for you know, functional reasons too.
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I’m wearing my two favorite spring accessories with this dress – my trusty tan Soludos espadrilles (they go with everything!) and my Cult Gaia ark bag. I’m sure you’ve seen this bag all over the place and I was hesitant that you could see through it or that things would fall out, but you can’t really, and it’s so fun to carry.
I also am not sure why I ever thought about this but the other day I saw one of my favorite bloggers Jacey Duprie wear her shirtdress as almost like an easy lounge cover up for around the house. It got me thinking that striped shirtdresses would ALSO be so cute as a swimsuit cover up over a white swimsuit, no?
Now let’s get into some of my favorites…