What I’m Wearing: Silky Shirt-Dress and Candy Stripe Shoes

michael kors navy silk dress

This silk shirt dress from Michael Kors is definitely going to be one of my staple wardrobe pieces this summer. It looks really smart and well-structured but it’s so light and cool! The perfect dress for days when you need to make an effort but it’s absolutely sweltering outside. Most of the dresses that I throw on when it’s hot tend to be cotton and tent-like, so I think it’s good to have at least one presentable option!

michael kors silk shirt dress

I’ve accessorised it with these cool candy-stripe ribbon wedges from UGG and a white leather clutch from Michael Kors. A nod to the nautical theme, I suppose, with all of that navy and white and red and stripes, but the dress has definitely got a touch of something else going on as well. Safari chic? A bit of military? Gold buttons, rolled-up sleeves… The leather belt comes with the dress; it has to be done up and looped casually around itself in a very specific way. There’s even a little instruction card included to make sure you don’t style it the wrong way! God forbid.

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Everything shown (apart from the sunnies) is from online fashion store Zalando*. The Michael Kors Dolman dress is on sale at the moment, £215 instead of £250 (here); the UGG striped wedges are £120 (here) and the Michael Kors Daria Clutch is £125 (here). The Daria comes in a few different colours, I also really love the hot pink one and the coral. I think that each of the pieces that make up the outfit will work really well with other things – the dress looks great with flat sandals as well as heels and the UGG wedges look brilliant with shorts. I just think that the shoes are very cheery and fun – you can’t really be in a bad mood and stomp about when you’re wearing red stripy wedges, it wouldn’t be right!

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Zalando asked me to choose and style this summer outfit from their online store. I hadn’t been on Zalando before, but I was (pleasantly) surprised to see that they have a huge range of brands at different price points – everything from high street to very high end. It’s like having The Outnet and ASOS/ on the same page, sort of. So you can search “black shoes”, for example, and hundreds of pairs will come up – the cheapest at £12 and the most expensive at over £800! I quite like this way of shopping; if you’re searching for a whole outfit you can decide which part of it you want to splash the cash on or where you would rather save your pennies. You can also get a £10 voucher if you sign up to the newsletters- I didn’t realise this until after I’d placed my order, but if you want to get the voucher in advance then it’s here.

You can browse the store here: Zalando.co.uk

Take a look at more fashion posts here – I’m going to be putting together a summer lookbook (Spring one seemed to be a success) so you’ll be seeing these bits and pieces from Zalando again! PS: I have no foundation on in these pictures. Gorgeous bronzed skin is courtesy of the new Elemis face tanner I’ve been testing out! Review tomorrow.

*Zalando have kindly sponsored this post.

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