October 30, 2013 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Shifty

Shift Dress Two Ways What could possibly be more versatile than a great shift dress?  It can be dressed up or down with ease and made perfectly appropriate for any season.

Simple Southern Style recently sent me not one, but two shift dresses to style from their collection.

The first is this gorgeous green Holiday Shift.  For a fall daytime look, I paired it simply with a leopard scarf and cognac riding boots.

Shift Dress Green Leopard Full

Shift Dress Green Leopard Half

Shift Dress Green Leopard Close [Dress:  c/o Simple Southern Style/Scarf:  Similar/Boots:  Frye/Watch:  Michael Kors/Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban c/o SmartBuyGlasses/Earrings:  c/o Foxy Originals]

For my second look, heels, a statement making necklace and my favorite ruffled wrap make it holiday party appropriate.

Shift Dress Green Wrap Full

Shift Dress Green Wrap Half

Shift Dress Green Wrap Close [Dress:  c/o Simple Southern Style/Ruffled Wrap:  c/o Wallis/Necklace:  c/o Kendra Scott/Heels:  Sole Society/Earrings:  Forever 21]

The second dress, this City Lights Shift is perfectly paired for fall with colorful cobalt tights and ankle boots.

Shift Dress Blue Full

Shift Dress Blue Half [Dress:  c/o Simple Southern Style/Tights:  Hanes/Ankle Boots:  c/o Wallis/Watch:  Michael Kors/Necklace:  Heather Belle Co./Earrings:  c/o Foxy Originals]

Visit SimpleSouthernStyle.com for more trendy dresses, tops, accessories and jewelry at affordable prices.

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51 Comments

  • I LOVE a shift dress! So easy, so comfy, and SO flattering! I really love that 2nd one on you with the tights and booties!

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  • I love both and you styled them perfectly!

    Tracy Itsmostlyaboutfashion.blogspot.com

  • I love both but I REALLY love the second one! That is gorgeous.

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  • Beautiful! Where the weather doesn’t turn so cold (like TX) I’m sure they are a great staple!

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

  • Love these dresses and you styled them perfectly.

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  • You can never go wrong with a shift …..it’s like a palette for all the right accessories !

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  • I’m obsessed with the frilly detailing on that coat/sweater!

  • How gorgeous, Alison! We both love our green dresses and ruffles 🙂
    Your wrap jacket looks so cosy!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • The green dress is so pretty and I love it with the leopard!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  • Both dresses are so pretty…love how you put them together.

  • I love both shift styles and the fit on both is great! The pulled back hair is cute too!
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  • The green is pretty with the leopard but that blue patterned one is stunning and I love how you’ve styled it. Chic boho.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  • i am in love with the entire green look. it may be my boot fetish but i think that color is magnificent on you alison! it’s your fall color for sure!

  • Shift dresses are awesome. Love all 3 looks! 🙂

  • Mo

    I really like the green shift dress with the leopard scarf and riding boots. I would wear that! 🙂

  • Both dresses are so fun! My favorite is the first look….you know I am a sucker for anything leopard!!

  • Katie

    I love both of those shifts! So pretty for fall 🙂

    Katie
    Style Diary

  • I believe I’m becoming obsessed with leopard and shades of green. It looks great together and you are proof!
    Thanks again for having So What to Twenty on the link-up!
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  • I love a Shift dress its certainly a must have. I love how you styled both outfits.

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  • That green looks gorgeous with the leopard, and I finally bought that necklace in black! ; )

  • Ada

    Lady, you look gorgeous. Both of those Shifts are great. I love that shade of Green and how you paired it with the Leopard Scarf. My favorite shift of the 2 is the Geometric-print Blue/Maroon one. Love it. You have been looking gorgeous in every single outfit, lately.

    And so good that Sherry is co-hosting. She is also guest-posting for me today. Check it out. =)

  • I love that green dress and both ways that you styled it!

  • Alison,
    I love the shift on you. The color suits you and the leo scarf and the came pashmina, were lovely compliments to illustrate how versatile A shift can be. Great post, and you look gorgeous!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/2013/10/myhabit-okay-flash-sale-site-love/

  • so in love with look #1
    Brett

  • Hi Alison!

    You look SO gorgeous!!!! I am loving the leopard with green and those tan boots. Honestly, every time I come to your blog I’m always in awe of your style – I think you are just so stunning!

    Enjoy the rest of your week – and thank you for hosting!! Xx

  • Autum

    I love both looks but am partial to the flowered shift and cobalt tights. It’s stunning together!

  • That green dress is gorgeous on you!

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  • I love how you styled both of those shift dresses! I tend to shy away from them because I feel like they look like a paper sack on me, but styling them differently really makes a huge difference!!

  • You are so gorgeous, Alison! I love that hunter green shift dress especially. The ways you styled it were so cute and fashionable. 🙂
    ~Callie
    http://www.creationsbycallie.com

  • I’ve always shyed away from these because I always felt they were shapeless and made me look messy but recently I’ve seen them styled and they’re really cute!

  • I’ve always shyed away from these because I always felt they were shapeless and made me look messy but recently I’ve seen them styled, like you did, and they’re really cute!

  • amy

    i am a huge fan of shift dresses! they’re so easy to wear and accessorize but you always look polished and chic 🙂 love the first look with the green and leopard!

  • Loving the leopard + green together! 🙂 Happy Halloween!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  • These dresses are so versatile and pretty, Alison! I really like the green dress with leopard scarf and boots. =)

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    I hope you are having a great week!

    Amber

  • What a pretty shade of green! Love the Frye boots. Happy Halloween!

  • Green and leopard look fab together – but I am loving that ruffle wrap sweater!

  • the green shift is a really gorgeous color, and pairs so well with the leopard!

  • I love all 3 outfits. What a great giveaway. Any excuse for J. Crew!! 🙂

  • I love how you made the green dress look completely different by changing accessories. Goes to show what a difference accessories do make!

  • The two green outfits are so different it’s almost like another person – great restyling. Thanks so much for hosting.

  • I love dresses, especially shift dressed. You can wear them anywhere, and depending on how you style it, you won’t stand out! Love the printed one you have!

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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  • It is great to see how to wear a shift dress. I might have to get one!

  • Beautiful outfits!! xx

  • I really like the sleeve style on that dress! Shift dresses are so comfy but they look very classic!