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Hit the boardwalk or head to brunch in the Shift Dress with Pockets. This mini dress can go preppy or mod.

I’m generally a frills and A-line skirt kind of girl, but I love the clean lines of the Shift Dress with Pockets. The mini length shows off your legs, but it’s not so form fitting that you can’t wear it out and about shopping without it riding up! Personally, this style reminds me of preppy yacht parties and mod 60s dresses. Make it more retro with opaque tights and a beehive, or pair it with sandals and minimal accessories for an easy beach look. I pulled inspiration from both the Hamptons and the high street for this look, making it perfect for a daytime date.

This is a great pattern for showing off a fun print. I couldn’t decide between a sage houndstooth, pink rococo print, or kitschy coffee cup pattern from Spoonflower.com, plus white piping for the neckline. Mix and match preppy staples like a gold bow bracelet, monogrammed cardigan, and ballerina pink scarf with 60s accessories like an enameled necklace and cateye glasses. For shoes, I couldn’t decide between funky smoking loafers and classic Keds (I own two pairs of each!). Finish off with a nude lip, swipe of eyeliner, and fluttery fall lashes.

Shift dresses are so versatile, and you can make them to suit every mood. Try the Cap Sleeve Shift Dress for an even simpler style, or the plus size sleeveless Shift Dress.

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