Shirtdress samples!

One of my fashionable girlfriends is living overseas and thus isolated from her usual fashion sources. So, she’s been watching new TV shows for the fashion, and has picked shirtdresses to be big for spring/summer. I hope she’s right, as I love a good shirtdress. Spring is upon us, too: cherry blossoms are out and Floriade is approaching. So, a few quick shirtdresses to sample for spring/summer!

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Herringbone, AUD$299

My favourite for spring/summer is the beautiful yellow Prince of Wales shirtdress from Herringbone, in Egyptian cotton. I adore the flared skirt!

David Lawrence, AUD$179

In my current obsession, cobalt, I spotted this crisp number. A work possibility, perhaps?

ASOS, approx AUD$78

This one looks lovely & light for summer: perfect with some strappy sandals.

ASOS, AUD$48

This blend of two trends is pitch-perfect: lace and shirtdress combined. Very tempted!

Another work-appropriate piece is this navy linen dress from Sportscraft. AUD $229.
Another workplace-appropriate shirtdress. Here, I’m a fan of the twisted draping & hidden buttons.

Spring brights: emerald green

Another spring/summer favourite of mine, not least due to my preference for dyeing my hair red, is emerald green. It seemed everywhere a month or so ago, but is sadly easing its way out of stores for the moment. It’s a pity, as there really is little more uplifting than a splash of emerald.

I currently have my eye on the following:

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Collette Dinnigan Venice Dress AUD $299 at David Jones

David Lawrence, AUD $39

Jigsaw, AUS $189

David Lawrence, AUD $139

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Shabby Apple, USD$86

Spring brights: Cobalt

It’s midwinter here in Canberra, which of course has me longing for spring brights. Since spotting (and buying) a fabulous bright blue work skirt (with pockets) on sale from Veronika Maine, I’ve been seeing cobalt everywhere. Here are a few of my current faves:

David Lawrence, AUD $449

Jigsaw, AUD $199 (I love the feel & look of this one, but the neckline just doesn’t work on yours truly. Shame – it would be outstanding with the pants & skirts that follow!)

Cropped Jean

Trenery, AUD $99

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ASOS, AUD$22.83

David Lawrence, AUD $119

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Coast at ASOS, AUD $189.20

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Hybrid at ASOS, AUD $138.64

MANIAC

Betts, AUD $39.99

Isn’t this colour delightfully fresh?

I’m very much in love with my cobalt skirt, as it really brightens a cold winters’ day. I’m currently styling it with a black linen blazer (similar to this one) and crisp white shirt (and patterned black stockings), but the blazer and shirt combo would look equally clean with the more relaxed cobalt jeans.

Food for thought!