6 tips on how to accessorize a shift dress

If you’re wondering what the hottest summer trend this year is, the Shift Dress is definitely it. Clean lines, simple design and the refreshing way in which it doesn’t stick to your body makes it an easy-going pick. On their own, they can appear a bit plain, so unleash a little of that creativity to turn your dress into a masterpiece.


Many shift dresses have a high neckline, so wearing a necklace isn’t necessary. Stack some bangle bracelets with a pair of drop earrings in bold colours if your dress is one coloured. If your dress is printed, it’s a good idea to tone it down with a simple braid and chandelier earrings. You can’t go wrong with a Michelle Obama or Jaqueline Kennedy inspired pearl necklace or a chunky gold watch. Have a jewel encrusted statement necklace you’ve been dying to show off? Pairing it with a simple shift dress is the perfect opportunity!


From clear strappy heels to bright coloured cut outs, choosing shoes to pair with a Shift Dress can be fun. Try colour blocking a turquoise coloured dress with coral coloured heels – they go oh-so-great together! Closed pumps will never fail to impress, but for a more casual look, choose flats or nude heels. Espadrilles with a wedge heel will give you a high fashion lift and a vivacious sequin or rhinestone studded pair for a party is the way to go!


A shift dress doesn’t hug your body and show off your silhouette, so if you crave some shape, a skinny belt at your waist will do the trick. Wearing a belt that is the same colour as your dress is work appropriate but for a night out, add a bright coloured one to add a pop of colour to your ensemble.


Cool weather shouldn’t stop you from wearing this flaunt-me-all-year-long dress. Pair one with a light cardigan to solve a weather dilemma. Choose a cardigan in a colour that matches one of the colours on your dress. For a cocktail night with friends, wear a swingy jacket and for a day around town or vacation, grab that faded denim jacket out of your closet to juxtapose the girlishness away from your dress.


Keep your look modern by wearing opaque tights as opposed to solid ones. Lace inspired legwear in an offbeat colour is sexy. You can also try animal printed ones with a black shift dress.


A structured bag is appropriate for a formal setting and a studded clutch or blingy box is perfect for a glam night out. A cross body will heighten your cool attitude. Remember to pick one in contrasting shades.

Are you style-inspired yet? We have a range of Shift Dresses at, just waiting to be accessorized!