Why Olivia Palermo's shirt dress is the most versatile thing you could buy this spring
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Why Olivia Palermo's shirt dress is the most versatile thing you could buy this spring

Olivia-Palermo-lors-du-lancement-de-Icon-Of-Style-a-Melbourne-le-28-aout-2014_exact1024x768_l Just when we’re having a complete spring wardrobe crisis, along comes Olivia Palermo with an utterly covetable look which is easy, breezy and totally achievable to emulate. Phew.
The 30-year-old socialite, model and actress took to a fancy red-carpet even in Hollywood in a mid-length black shirt dress that looked both fluid, ab8a82817c0a025a369477b5d692da54bnd put-together, with its waist tie detail. Note how Palermo has kept everything else in her outfit pared down? The joy of shirt dresses is that they toe the line between minimal, Scandinavian styling, and simple holiday wardrobes too. The star carried a simple clutch in her hand, a simple pair of elegant heels, and let the clean shirt cut speak for itself.
Palermo might have been enjoying Hollywood's spring climes in bare legs and sandals but while we wait for such balmy temperatures to arrive (our time will come), we think you can still achieve this look and go without tights in the transitional period. Think longer hemlines, like Palermo's mid-shin length, and wear with white trainers and ankle socks for a casual day look. Long sleeves will also ward off the chill, and can be rolled up when summer actually arrives.
Jacket-wise, a loose trench would work well with the lowing dress fit. Keep simplicity at the forefront of your mind before stepping out though, this look is all about looking effortlessly cool. Easy.
Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 10.53.00Here's where our style inspiration kicks in... Cut for all body types, our Colette will be your new wardrobe essential. It has a drawstring with gunmetal toggles to clinch in your waist and a curved hem. Tie up sleeves provide versatility; a super easy to wear dress to take you anywhere! The silk feel fabric drapes beautifully, but best of all it is easy care and can be machine washed with minimum ironing – what’s not to love! Pair with black opaque’s for cooler weather or roll the sleeves up to highlight a stack of bangles. Team yours with lace-up sandals and a clutch this spring. Show now in classic black, ruby red, or leopard.
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