The Maxi Shirt Dress: A Perfect Summer to Fall Transition Piece

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The maxi shirt dress has been trending for a few seasons now. I’ve always found this look cool and relaxed but for some reason, I have never jumped on board until I came across this lightweight cotton floral maxi shirt dress by Malene Birger. My love affair with this piece began as a cover-up, easy enough to go from beach to town. And depending on how you button it, this can go from modest to whatever. The side slits offer just enough breeze as does this delicious breathable cotton. Though this maxi shirt dress comes with exaggerated cuffs, I prefer to roll them up for a bit of attitude. I paired this with a black Eres bikini, Chanel slides (shop similar styles here and here) and my favorite Oliver People sunglasses. For those looking for a little bit more coverage and an added dimension, a pair of blue denim cut-offs would work well. My favorites are by Alexander Wang shown here.
maxi shirt dress
With fall just around the corner, I thought this maxi shirt dress would make for the perfect transition piece when thrown over a t-shirt and jeans. I have it styled here with a black stretch cotton crop tank and high waisted denim jeans by DL1961 (shop similar ones here) because I had dinner (and cocktails) on my mind.
maxi shirt dress
These Alexandre Birman strappy bow tied leather heels add just the right amount of elegance to elevate this to an evening look. For a daytime look, you can literally wear this as a shirt dress with a neutral or black belt and a chunky heel. The Roxanne Assoulin beaded pearl bracelets, and Chanel wallet bag (shop cross body bags here and here) are the perfect accessories to complete the look.

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How would you style a maxi shirt dress?

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