3 Ways to Wear a Denim Shirt Dress: Half-Buttoned Over a Skirt

You know how the internet loves things fitting perfectly into other things? I love when hemlines match up.

It’s so satisfying. It’s the same feeling I get with vintage twinsets and necklines that perfectly frame a necklace. This was meant to be, duh. Kate Middleton is a walking, talking example of these idyllic outfits. I, the vast majority of the time, am the opposite.

It’s impractical to seek out hemline-matching items. Doing so means you may be shopping with the idea of two items only being worn one way – and that’s a great way to waste your money. But occasionally, I find two standalone items that match up damn near perfectly, and it’s like finding a four-leafed clover.

Maybe I’m exaggerating a little. Not much though!

I was twenty types of stoked to find out my new Madewell Denim Tie Neck Shirtdress from Nordstrom pairs perfectly with my old Urban Outfitters midi. This skirt caught on someone’s bent license plate in a parking garage years ago, leaving a large black oil stain on the side. I never got rid of it because I liked it so much, but that stain was… not great. Now it has new life!

AND the hems match! I’m irrationally excited about this! All the exclamation points!

Currently wearing… Madewell Denim Tie Neck Shirtdress, Nordstrom [HERE] | Skirt, Urban Outfitters | Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip Crossbody Purse, Nordstrom Rack | Hat, World Market | Earrings c/o Kendra Scott | Jilly Ann Booties c/o Diba True [HERE] | Lipstick, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Rose Matter [HERE]

Does the dress look familiar? I’ve styled it two other ways: buttoned and belted and unbuttoned over a different dress.

Now can you see why I can’t stop wearing this shirt dress? And I can already think of a few more ways to rock it! Perhaps I need to go take a few more outfit pictures…

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