Spring It On // striped shirtdress + anorak + metallic heels

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Pastel hues, feminine cuts, classic prints -- introducing my go-to springtime look. If you're all about a fresh take on masculine dressing and can't resist a hint of metallic, then consider this post your cheat-sheet to getting dressed. 
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green anorak
Don't be fooled, pinstripes are not just for menswear. A fit-and-flare shirtdress coated in the delicate print makes a powerful yet dainty statement. Even better, shirtdresses are THE dress to stock up on this season. Effortless while remaining polished, you'll never have enough of this frock -- trust me. 
striped shirtdress
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Layer a utility jacket over a pretty dress for a strong urban vibe. It's a sharp contrast that's not TOO sharp. And if nothing else, a fresh military style makes breezy days look cool. 
green loft jacket
popped collar
Is anybody else weirdly attracted to metallics? I swear, sometimes I think I was a magpie in another life! But there's something so modern and refreshing about shiny pieces, they seem to add a whole new dimension to any outfit. Throw on a pair of gold or silver shoes and BAM, you instantly look like you know what you're doing! 
metallic banana republic heels
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This clutch has always been a favorite of mine. I look for pretty much any excuse to incorporate it into my outfits. Here, it's an unexpected accessory that doesn't quite match, which makes it so wrong it's right! 
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spring street style
A popped collar makes all the difference (which is one of my favorite fashion tricks of the trade!) Especially when you're layering two collars on top of each other, it's best to pop one of them in order to add interest. 
spring jacket
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My scripted "Love" necklace is delicate and dainty, which works perfectly with this ultra chic, uptown-downtown look. 
Tiffany Love necklace
spring beauty tutorial
I subtly matched my earrings, watch, and clutch. Each piece has lavender in it, which is how all of these seemingly random accessories look so fierce together and flow SO well. 
alexis bittar stud earrings
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A fun timepiece is a great way to add some playfulness to your ensemble. Purple, after all, speaks MUCH louder than black. 
metallic leather clutch
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I was THIS close to choosing a bright or bold lipstick for this look. But in the end I'm so glad I went with a pale pink. Pastels are the spirit of spring and you really can't go wrong with a delicate shade like this. 
spring makeup
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dress: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // jacket: Loft (similar here) // heels: Banana Republic (I also like this pair) // clutch: Oak73 (I also like this one) // earrings: Alexis Bittar // watch: Kate Spade // necklace: Tiffany & Co. // cuff: Ted Baker // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // lipstick: "Obsessed" by Urban Decay]

I can't seem to get enough of shirtdresses. They just ALWAYS work! From weekend brunching to weekday adulting, a shirtdress can be the answer to pretty much all of your fashion dilemmas. I wore this look to work and then out to a casual event afterwards. It's outfits like this that make getting dressed in the morning fun! 
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  1. Just love the shirtdress Kat! The shoes are cute too!

  2. In my opinion, a shirt dress is a must for spring. This pin striped dress is gorgeous!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  3. You look so lovely in stripes, dear Kat! :) It is such a coincidence that today I also decided to wear a striped dress to work! Stripes surely belong in spring and summer.
    Again a beautifully styled outfit! You go girl! :)


  4. I love this outfit! Shirts dresses are my favorite and I've been wanting a striped one!


  5. oh, sooo chic look, sweety!!!! happy friday to u!!;))))))) xoxo <3 <3 <3

  6. so cool!! Love your dress, looks perfect on you! <3

  7. So lovely! love your look!


  8. What an interesting mix! That clutch is adorable!


  9. Stunning, I love this look and the silhoutte it creates.
    Rachel xo

  10. Such a gorgeous outfit! That coat is so chic and feels very "NYC"!

    Something About That

  11. Seeing your post really does make me want to go out and stock up on shirtdresses! I just saw one in the store but never bought it but I think I need to go back and get it now! LOL! Love the way you layered it with your jacket for an unexpected mix! I am completely in love with the pops of metallics! I think your shoes and clutch are so incredible!


  12. So cute! I need to get a pair of addidas- love the look!