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An Easy Way To Look Chic During The Summer (While Covering Arms)

As women over 40, we need outfits that make us look chic but don’t take too much time to put together…that’s where the shirt dress comes in. Throwing on a shirt dress is not only SO easy…it’s also flattering and chic.

Another easy way to look chic in no time is to have a style uniform. If you missed it, you can read my post about that here.

Shirt Dress, Fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing chambray A.L.C. shirtdress with Golden Goose sneakers, Julie Vos bracelet, Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses

Shirt Dress, Fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing chambray A.L.C. shirtdress with Julie Vos bracelet, Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses

Shirt Dress, Fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing chambray A.L.C. shirtdress with Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses Elizabeth Cole earring with chambray shirtdress outfit

Shirtdress, Fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing chambray A.L.C. shirtdress with Julie Vos bracelet, Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses

DRESS | SNEAKERS | SIMILAR EARRINGS | SUNGLASSES | BRACELET

#1 | A.L.C Chambray Dress

This cute shirt dress by A.L.C. is perfect for summer! The fabric is lightweight and breathable (50% linen, 50% cotton). It buttons down the front and has a super flattering belted waist. The length is perfect on me but if you’re taller than 5’4” it might be a little short. As soon as I put this on, I felt chic, sophisticated, and pulled together…That’s the beauty (and simplicity) of a shirt dress!

I styled the dress with Golden Goose sneakers. (I shared an honest review of the Golden Goose sneakers here in case you missed it.) And I finished off the look with some gorgeous Elizabeth Cole statement earrings that are unfortunately sold out. But I shared all of the jewelry every woman should own in this post!

Africa Outfits, fashion blogger wearing tan belted ALC shirtdress with white booties in Telluride, Colorado

DRESS | SIMILAR BOOTIESSUNGLASSES

#2 | A.L.C. Tan Dress

If you’re worried about the length of the first dress, this one is a great option! It’s super versatile, has a flattering belted waist, and a longer hemline! I love how this dress drapes. It’s so elegant. I shared more about this dress here and here. This was one of the pieces I was planning to take with me to Africa before the trip got canceled.

Which is your favorite? #1 or #2. Please, let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is starting soon and you can get all the info, dates, and my favorites here.

Thank you for stopping by!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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2 thoughts on “An Easy Way To Look Chic During The Summer (While Covering Arms)

  1. Love, love, love the white swimsuit And The bracelet accessory. Erin, Where would i find thOse?

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