Casual Black Dress with Converse or Wedge Sandals
I picked up this casual black t-shirt shift dress at Target a few weeks ago. I wanted to show you how versatile it is by styling it two ways. First I styled this casual black dress with Converse Shoreline sneakers and then with a bright orange wedge sandal.
Here it is with the Converse Shoreline sneakers and my striped tote. I love this twist on the athleisure trend. We found the coolest mural to take pictures in front of. I mean, how can a fashion blogger resist this opportunity!?!
Here’s a back view — not my favorite angle, but I’m all for full disclosure. Ideally, this dress is probably better suited for someone with a straighter body silhouette. It’s not the most flattering to my rear view, but I still like the length, the side slits, the modest V-neck, and the wide shoulder straps.
I do wish the dress were a little more fitted, but it is a shift dress, not a sheath, and I think the looser fit makes it more casual.
The dual side slits make it easy to walk in and sit in, and I also think they add a fun element of interest. I wore this slip underneath so the dress would skim over my
lumps and bumps curves.
Here’s one final look at the outfit with the sneakers.
I also wanted to show you how this dress can be dressed up with a bold wedge sandal. These Nine West Lucini Wedge Sandals are on sale for $59, and they are quite comfortable. They also come in white, nude, and black. The nude version reminds me of my Tory Burch Lexington wedges, and they’ve recently been restocked in almost all sizes.
I tried putting my light blue Kate Spade crossbody with this version of the outfit, but with the blue and orange, I felt like I was dressing to support a ball team (LOL!) so I switched to my small grey Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Crossbody.
Call me a Plain Jane, but I felt more confident in this version of the outfit.
The denim jacket is the perfect layer for an cooler indoor venue, plus it also adds interest to the outfit.
The orange wedges are comfortable and easy to walk in, and they go with so many outfits in my closet. I know I’ve been on the neutral shoe bandwagon this summer, but I realized that I miss having color in my shoe collection.
When I wear a brightly colored shoe, I like to pick up the color somewhere else in my outfit, usually in my jewelry, so I chose these mini chandelier earrings with the coral stones. They are “vintage Stella & Dot” so no longer available, unfortunately.
I love how versatile this dress is and how easy it is to dress it up or down with different shoes and accessories.
Merona Sleeveless T-Shirt Shift Dress ($19!!!) // similar denim jacket // Nine West Lucini Wedge Sandals ($59!!!) // Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Crossbody // Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers // similar striped tote // earrings (sold out) // Gorjana 3-Disc Necklace // Stella & Dot Quinn Cuff // Tory Burch Fitbit Hinged Bracelet
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