3 Hacks for Styling a Shift/Retail Chain Dress

3 tips for styling a shift dress

Hello beauties.  So you’ve bought a shift dress from a favorite chain: The Limited; Zara; Banana Republic; The Gap; Old Navy; The Loft; J. Crew; Anthropologie; Ann Taylor; H&M; Target; Next; Express; Mango; Ashley Stewart; NY&Co.; Club Monaco; White House Black Market, Forever21…You get the picture.  And you’re wondering how to give it an extra boost?

No worries! Here are 3 quick hacks that you can try, to instantly elevate your look.  I Styled a floral print shift dress from the Limited, to illustrate:

  1. This lovely dress came with it’s own belt but I substituted the skinny plum belt with a gold one;
  2. Given fall’s on the brain, opted for a pair of Aubergine (think fancy name for plum/eggplant/dark purple) ankle boots;
  3. Completed the look with a layered gold necklace.

I also show how you can easily transition to fall by adding a long open front sweater.

Would love to hear from you! What are some of your shift dress styling tips?

Thanks for dropping by! Don’t be a stranger, xoxo.  More pictures + outfit details=below.

Fall Style: Floral Print Shift Dress1

Fall Style=Floral Print Shift Dress2

Fall Style=Floral Print Shift Dress 3

Fall Style: Floral Print Shift Dress 4

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Fall Style: Floral Print Dress with Sweater1

Fall Style=Floral Print Shift Dress + Sweater

Fall Style=Floral Print Shift Dress + SweaterFall Style: Floral Print Dress + Sweater lsOutfit Details: Dress: on sale now @ The Limited; Similar: also from the Limited; Nordstrom; more Nordstrom; Dorothy Perkins; Ideel; also from ideel | Boots: Asos (old); Similar:Yoox; also Yoox; Shoes.com; 6pm.com | Sweater: The Limited; Similar: Neiman Marcus Last Call; Old Navy; Nordstrom; Neiman Marcus Last Call | Belt: Century 21 (old); Similar: Modcloth; Nordstrom; Lord & Taylor; Bloomingdale’s | Watch: Raymond Weil Men’s Tango; Similar: Lord & Taylor | Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull in Damier Ebene Canvas; Similar: Gilt.com; NordstromMacy’s; DVF.com;  Toryburch.com