{ Spring must have: the shirtdress }

Just like that. Last week they were everywhere- the new shirtdresses and the best ones have changed shape this season. Longer, and uneven in length, these create a surprisingly stylish, and comfortable silhouette. What you need to know: The front should graze knee and the back falls just lower creating a smock-like effect that looks on the hanger like it might not be the most flattering. But try it on and you feel effortlessly thrown together. I'm only 5'2 and I still love the style. Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 12.04.55 PM

{ I wore it with... }

... super distressed flat boots that I picked up at Free People and over the knee socks. This dress moves around as you walk so you get a peek at those when you sit down. (In the summer I'll go with brown and gold flat sandals.) At that point in dressing I felt a little to earthy-looking so I added not one, but two Lulu Frost pieces, a Daniel Wellington Watch and a mulberry bag. Gotta mix it up to feel like myself and all that gold hardware did the trick. Oh and black aviators. These were about $12. Score.

 

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{ What you'll need }

This is a three step look. 1) The perfect shirtdress (I have scoured tons of sites for you. These are the best three. Promise. and your welcome.) 2) over-the-knee socks. You can wear these over or under the knee depending on boot length. Be sure to avoid all OTK socks with ruffles or anything that might make you look...well...let's just be real, slutty. and 3) an OTK boot. Choose one you can also wear with you favorite denim and oversized sweater. The best things about this look is that you'll wear all three of these pieces over and over again.

The top look below is similar to mine above. Pair the navy dress with a distressed black for an unexpected and effortless combo. The 2nd is so chic. Loose the sock altogether for this one, or add a printed pattern that just barely shows under the boot. I mean it. No OTK sock here. It will ruin you. Or 3, a beautiful washed stripe is nice for spring. I like a black sock and boot with this to play against the prettiness of this one.

There you have it. I did your work for you. Now all you have to do is choose which is most "you" and shop the post below.

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shirtdress{ photos by alison conklin }

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