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Olive Summer T-Shirt Dress Styled with Silk Floral Scarf

Good Morning ladies

You have seen me style a tee shirt dress before in several posts. This one is very comfortable and I love the olive shade. The pencil skirt style is also flattering. As we eventually turn to Fall, this would be a style of dress I could layer and style for cooler weather. Its still summer, however, and when the heat is on, I love wearing strappy sandals and dressing up the look a bit. I will also address how I would style this dress for Fall.

I first started with this dress by Karina, and with its light striped pattern, the color is a neutral and works well with another soft floral pattern with this lavendar floral scarf. I had a pair of earrings from Mango, these straw circular button earrings are from Mango, and i loved the idea of replicating the shape of my straw bag. This bag, purchased on Poshmark, has already been worn quite frequently and I love it with neutral or tropical looks.

Read-The Ease of a Tshirt dress for Spring

Dressing it Down

Dressing down a tee shirt dress such as this, can be as easy as wearing a pair of converse or white sneakers, instead of sandals, and perhaps a denim jacket if you are in a place with air conditioning Add some statement jewelry and viola! you are done.

Dressing it for Fall

I know it is hard to think about Fall, when ( in my mom’s words) You are “sweating putty balls”, temps are in the 90s and Starbucks hasn’t released their Pumpkin Spiced Lattes yet! But… Layering this dress for Fall is another way of getting more for your money and from your closet. Think of the dress as your base, add a long cardigan in any shade ( olive is neutral) but I do love Autumn colors, so I may add a brown cardigan duster. Add some stylish booties, a scarf and tights and there you have a fall look.

I could also wear this dress, add a turtleneck or thin long sleeve shirt underneath ( pullover) and layer this way.

Another possibility would be wearing a jacket. I love moto jackets, tweed jackets etc. Layer a jacket over the dress, textured tights and boots and you have a visually interesting outfit.

Think about what pieces you already have in your closet that can be worn through the seasons.

We were back to Freedom Park in Charlotte for this shoot, and used the suspension bridge as the location. I love exploring various areas of the city!

Are you starting to think of transitioning your wardrobe for Fall? How can you make the most out of your closet ?

Outfit details

Karina dress- “The Patti” ( several years old)

Scarf- Charming Charlies

Earrings- Mango

Bag- Poshmark

Shoes- Franco Sarto DSW

Have a wonderful day!

Jess xx


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  • Reply
    Claire Justine
    August 29, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Beautiful outfit Jess. Love how you have styled this dress 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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    Amber Rathvon
    August 25, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Olive is such a versatile color all year round – and this dress looks both cute and comfy!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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    August 23, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Although this is a plain dress, nothing ever looks plain on you Jess. I love the colours and the scarf is the icing on the cake Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish thanks for joining #chicandstylish #linkup this week. x

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 24, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Jacqui! I know I do have a fair amount of patterns and florals …I loved the style of this dress and I am a sucker for olive. x

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    August 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Fantastic dress on You and the shooze are my fave.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Thank you Neti! The shoes are fun. I wanted an olive sandal and am a fan of Franco Sarto 🙂 xx

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    August 20, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I love this type of dresses, Jess, not too long or short and the shape is really great, shows all the right curves. The colour suits you nicely. Lovely look

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 21, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Thank you Anna! I look forward to taking this dress into Fall as well. Hope you are doing well! xx

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    Suzanne Smith
    August 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I love the dress and I can totally see it with a jacket or cardigan for fall! Pieces like this do give you “bang for your buck”. I have the same bag and you’re right, it’s been a good one for summer dressing!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Hi Suzanne!
      Thank you! Yes, I have actually been looking to buy some dusters or long cardis for Fall to combine with dresses. i have a moto collection so those will be fun to wear too. xx

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    August 20, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    This dress looks made just for you, the shape and color are wonderful. And the setting is mother nature giving you the best runway! xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 21, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Thank you Patti! Im wearing the Patti 🙂 from Karina. I do like this style quite a bit . The park here is so pretty.. i am sure Ill be back to this bridge. xx

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    This Main Line Life
    August 20, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Really cute dress. I like that it has more shape to it than a standard tshirt dress.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Thank you> Yes, I love the easy non wrinkle material and not feel like I am just wearing a long t-shirt. xx

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    Nina from Sharing A Journey
    August 20, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    T-shirt dresses are so comfortable and you make them look so elegant as well. Always love your style and photography!

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    Lisa D.
    August 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I love the tshirt dress. There is so much style you can add to them.
    I see your near Charlotte. I live just across the River in Gaston County. My daughter lives and works in Charlotte.
    So Hi neighbor! Hope you will visit my blog sometime.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Hi Lisa!
      Good to know someone close by! Yes, we are in North Charlotte, Lake Norman area. This style of dress is great year round because of layering and how you can style it. Have a great day! xx

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    August 20, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Talk about great minds thinking alike, Jess!! The t-shirt dresses win big this Monday!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 20, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Ah, I will have to go check yours out Jodie! 🙂 I look forward to styling this dress for Fall too. xx

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    August 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Beautiful setting for these pictures – that bridge! Wow! I love this dress on you and how you styled it. The scarf is so pretty and your earrings and bag are perfect together! Olive is such a great color on you! This will look terrific in Fall, I think it would be fantastic with a moto jacket! Happy Monday friend!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Thank you Kellyann! The pups were with us and Gibby was getting a bit impatient, so we wrapped up sooner than we might. We like to go to lunch after the shoot and bring them..I love olive, always have to i look forward to styling some of my dresses for Fall. I love boot season! 🙂 xx

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