How hard is it to decide what to wear at the moment? With the weather jumping from un-spoilt blue skies to thick cloud and torrential rain, all within the space of a day, it can be hard to choose between your wellies and your sandals.
As ever, our favourite high-street store – Spanish retailer Zara – has a solution. The Zara striped shirt dress was one of the most popular items of this summer.
Fashion editors, bloggers and shopping lovers all doted over the design and cut, flaunting it in ever possible picture opportunity. Wearable, affordable and perfect for a multitude of occasions, it’s easy to see why the striped dress what such a hit.
If you didn’t catch the sell-out red version, you’ll be happy to know they have bought it back in blue – just in time for you to start transitioning into your autumn wardrobe.
Isabel Spearman, brand and image consultant raved about the Zara shirt dress in her weekly workwear article for the Telegraph online. She said: “I’ve been living in Zara’s striped version all summer, and I’m constantly stopped on the street by women asking where it is from.”
She added: “There’s something about the stripes and the cut that is incredibly flattering; I’ve worn it at the weekend, unbelted with trainers, and for meetings with a tan belt and heels. I love it so much that I bought it in both blue and red.”
Striped Shirt Dress, £39.99, Zara – Buy it now
As Isabel said, the long, striped tunic is great for several occasions. It has long sleeves for when the weather turns unexpectedly chilly but can be rolled up for the warmer days. It has a button-up fastening and a matching belt that ties up at the waist.
For a smarter look you might want to ditch the fabric belt and swap it for a leather waist belt. It adds a nice touch of contrast and gives you the opportunity to match it with your shoe colour.
So why not follow in Isabel’s footsteps! The blue Zara striped shirt
dress still priced at a very reasonable £39.99, and is available in
sizes XS to XXL. It is sure to be popular agai – so be quick! Buy in
now online or find one in your local Zara store.