Happy Monday, friends! Did you have a nice weekend? I certainly did. I’m in between trips right now, so I spent the weekend playing catch up on those maintenance activities that need to be done — getting a haircut, working out, running errands, sorting through mail, doing laundry, unpacking, and getting organized to take off again this week.

[Side note : follow along with my travels on Snapchat – username = wearwherewell.]


How to Wear The Classic Shirtdress

With spring starting, I’m already feeling the pull towards a perennial closet staple : the shirt dress. The classic shirt dress may be one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear pieces. A shirt dress can effortlessly take you from the office to a casual day of activities to even a night out.

The feel of a shirt dress depends completely on how it’s styled. Here are a few tips for styling your shirtdress this spring.

  1. For an office appropriate look, throw on a blazer and some classic pumps.
  2. For a casual day time look, opt for flats or sneakers. You might even consider wearing it un-belted for an even more easy-going look.
  3. For a smart day time look or even a night out, cinch the waist and put on some strappy heels, as I’ve done here. If another layer is needed for chilly evenings, a leather jacket can provide both warmth and a cool edge.



Top 10 Black & White Shirtdresses

Despite my love of color, I opted for a new black and white shirt dress this season, knowing that the monochromatic nature of this dress would make it easy to style numerous ways. While the skewed stripes keep it interesting, the black and white color palette makes it versatile.

The dress I’m wearing is actually on sale already! In addition to this dress, I’ve found ten other great black and white shirtdresses at Nordstrom. I just love the breadth of product that Nordstrom offers – both style wise and price wise.

Take a gander at these ten dresses. I’d love to know which one is your favorite!

Have a great week. Thanks as always for stopping by Wear + Where + Well.

Details of My Look

Kate Spade monochromatic stripe shirt dress | Aquazzura sandals (similar inexpensive options here and here) | Chanel bag (other blue bag options here, here, and here) |  Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses | David Yurman necklace (similar here) | pearl earrings (similar here) |  Nars jungle red lipstick | Deborah Lippmann nail polish

Photos by Maritere Rice at Wynwood Walls in Miami; Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this article. 


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much! They are such an easy option.

  1. Bella B says:

    I just love that dress carrie!! its so perfect you look gorgeous as always!!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Bella!

  2. Merritt Beck says:

    I’m obsessed with these fringe sandals! The pop of color is so you!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Mer! I can’t stop wearing them.

  3. nice outfit ! love this dress and great place ! =)


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  4. Jane says:

    Love this look! The stripe dress is so much fun!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane! Hope your week is off to a great start.

  5. Jennifer says:

    You styled this dress perfectly! Love the pop of colors — so good, Carrie!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Well thanks so much, Jennifer! I really appreciate that.

  6. Kelly says:

    What a gorgeous dress, I love the pattern!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Kelly! Isn’t it fun? Adds some interest to typical black and white.

  7. Sheri says:

    Love the Maggy London dress, Carrie. Off to Vancouver for a few days and will be spending some time at Nordstroms. Might even see some of these dresses in real life.

    Hope you are well.

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it great? Enjoy your trip!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, V!

  8. Amy says:

    Such a fun dress!!! Love it, Carrie! xo

    1. Carrie says:

      I appreciate that, Amy!

  9. Isabella says:

    I love the pattern of this dress. You can’t be wrong with black and white.

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it a fun take on black and white? Thanks, Isabella.

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