Runway Rundown IRL: Shirt Dress & Embroidery

Style – Shirt Dress:

This grey sweatshirt shirt dress is a perfect casual look for a day out on the town and can be found at Beth Bishop in Orleans.
This grey sweatshirt shirt dress is a perfect casual look for a day out on the town and can be found at Beth Bishop in Orleans.

When choosing a look for a summer day, a lot of elements must come into consideration: weather, comfort, style, etc. But, for this upcoming season, there is a simple solution to all of those components in three, simple words: the shirt dress. Essentially a longer version of the infamous button-down, the shirt dress is about as classic as they come. Airy yet structured, the shirt dress is a more professional version of the sundress that still has the easy nature for a daytime look.

This maude, sleeveless shirt dress is a perfect option to pair with a cardigan and sweater to transition into autumn. This lovely dress can be found at Shift Eco. Boutique in Hyannis.
This maude, sleeveless shirt dress is a perfect option to pair with a cardigan and sweater to transition into autumn. This lovely dress can be found at Shift Eco. Boutique in Hyannis.

Pair your shirt dress with flats to create a perfect look for exploring Cape Cod and then when the sun goes down, swap them for killer heels to transform your ensemble into a outfit that is
ready for night on the town.

The shirtdress is the perfect hybrid of comfort and class and is a must have staple for your summer wardrobe this season.

Rebecca Jean Shirt Dress
Rebecca Jean in Chatham stocks locally designed clothing that is manufactured in Brooklyn. The shirt dress was one of their signature pieces this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our “IRL” (in real life) pieces are from Beth Bishop in Orleans,  Shift Eco Boutique in Hyannis and Orleans, and Rebecca Jean in Chatham.

Pattern – Embroidery:

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The subtle embroidery around the neckline adds extra intricate detailing to this lovely peasant blouse from Weekend.
The subtle embroidery around the neckline adds extra intricate detailing to this lovely peasant blouse from Weekend.

Marveling at haute couture and drooling over runway looks is a common past-time for this generation of enthused fashion fanatics but with this upcoming season, there’s a certain pattern that’s creating a bridge from high-end style to mainstream looks: embroidery. This pattern, a beautiful skill that has been around for centuries is transitioning into mainstream, everyday wear with the help of subtle detailing on cocktail gowns or on the sleeves of a bomber jacket. Embroidery acts as a way to elevate your style all while keeping it in budget and on trend. It acknowledges the skill and craftsmanship behind a couture look but is more accessible than the 10,000 blouses modeled in luxury fashion shows.

This quirky sleeveless tee has the words "I wanna be your clog" embroidered on the front to add an extra element and a more complex detailing. This funny little tee is from If the Shoe Fits in Orleans.
This quirky sleeveless tee has the words “I wanna be your clog” embroidered on the front to add an extra element and a more complex detailing. This funny little tee is from If the Shoe Fits in Orleans.

This summer, encapsulate a bit of high-end flair and add some embroidery to your style, whether it’s a simple flower design on a clutch purse or cutting-edge detailing along the sides of a trouser. Embroidery may just be the perfect pattern to freshen up your wardrobe with a node to the highly-esteemed style of any couture collection.

 

 

 

Our “IRL” (in real life) were found at  Weekend in Orleans and If the Shoe Fits in Orleans.