Turning Heads #Linkup: Styling a Khaki Safari Dress -Look 1. - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads #Linkup: Styling a Khaki Safari Dress -Look 1.


Hello Ladies,

After seeing all of the cute shirt dresses out there, and my fondness for the safari or looks with khakis, brows, other neutrals I wanted to put together my first look with my Khaki shirt dress, styling it several ways, this week and then next. The espadrilles I am wearing were a pair from Zara that truly caught my eye.. I have been tempted by all of the cute styles out there. The dress was a steal, and I bought it online last year. I am making a note, after the fact, that a comment was mentioned about it wrinkling for them, as she had the same dress. Yes! So, if you sit in a car, and want to go somewhere or take pics in it, I know this sounds silly, but I bring Downy “Wrinkle Releaser” and spray it after I get out, then smooth it out. I iron it before I wear it, but yes, it is tricky!

I do enjoy the blog and certainly meeting all of the lovely fashionistas I have met. In addition, the inspiration I receive from women styling various looks creatively, has expanded my thinking in terms of how to wear certain garments.  I am going to show, how a simple mix of different accessories and styling can take the dress from one look to two different ones. If there are other ways you think of, please share in the comment section.

Look 1

This look takes an on trend khaki dress, which I purchased last year at H&M on sale for $10! The button down shirt dress is very comfortable, and by switching out certain elements of the outfit, one can create different looks with this summer staple.

  • Take shirtdress as your staple, and decide what accessories you want to emphasize with this look.
  • I love khaki with color or metallics, in this case this beautiful deep burgundy shell necklace was gifted to me  ( in a previous post) by Sylca Designs and adds color to the more neutral look.
  • Instead of a heel, or flat sandal, I went with these fun and on trend espadrilles by Zara. The lace up style was perfect with the proportion and length of the dress, as well as the platform bottom adding cushion and comfort. If I return to something on-line multiple times, it means it has caught my eye!
  • Another fun trend, as I am showing here, is this dark chocolate-brown straw woven clutch I purchased on Poshmark. I love a straw clutch or tote with this type of “Safari Look”. I have listed many straw clutches , bags and tote, on Friday’s past post HERE.

I will be sharing another look with this dress next week, just think of ways you may take a shirtdress and use accessories to style it differently, perhaps wearing it differently altogether.

Outfit details: Dress: H&M, clutch: Poshmark  steal!, Espadrilles: Zara, Necklace c/o Sylca Designs, Cora JORD watch c/o JORD.











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On to the LINKUP, please check out other bloggers and share a few comments, it might make their day!

Linking Up with  Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not Dressed as Lamb SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up  Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis   Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday  Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion  ,Style Elixer    Fun Fashion Friday  / Forage Fashion, My Fancy FrIDAY

Most clicked this week: Dan of The Pretty Cute Blog, with this classic outfit and those gorgeous pine green sexy sandals! 


PINTEREST pic of the week: Pam, of Over 50 Feeling 40 blog, with this beautiful design on this sheer white blouse for summer.


  • Regine Karpel
    Posted at 08:56h, 02 July Reply
  • Elle
    Posted at 18:42h, 01 July Reply

    Love the safari shirt dress on you Jess! The shoes are fabulous and I love the watch and necklace. I loved Dan’s look too with the pine sandals. so chic!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:17h, 02 July Reply

      Hi Elle
      Thank you I bought several shirtdresses this year, when I had not owned them previously. I love how I can wear them dressed up or more casual and they are so comfortable! The shoes caught my eye right off the bat on Zara. Thank you my friend, happy 4th! xx

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 16:11h, 01 July Reply

    Hi Jess. This safari dress is such a good colour for your complexion and hair – you look fab! I love your shoes and am delighted to have recently bought a couple of pairs of espadrilles for the summer too. They’re uber trendy and so comfortable aren’t they? Thanks once more for your linkup party x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:18h, 02 July Reply

      Hi Anna
      I love color as you know and shirt dresses are so comfortable, win-win! I loved these sandals when I saw them, right off the bat! Yes, they are super comfortable. Enjoy the weekend Ana! xx

  • Ruth Maldonado
    Posted at 12:18h, 01 July Reply

    You look amazing! I love love love your shoes! Amazing!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:21h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you! I loved these as soon as I saw them from Zara. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mattie Mathis
    Posted at 04:17h, 30 June Reply

    I love this dress, the color is so elegant!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 01 July Reply

      Hi Mattie
      Thank you ! I love dresses and this is very easy to wear. I appreciate your comment. xx

  • Tamara
    Posted at 12:33h, 29 June Reply

    Khaki suits you so well! It looks great with your hair!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by. I always love a great khaki dress. x

  • Candace
    Posted at 11:00h, 29 June Reply

    Lovely dress and espadrilles! That weaved handbag is so chic 🙂


  • Jennie
    Posted at 09:52h, 29 June Reply

    Beautiful color on you, Jess! I love a classic shirt dress and the versatility they offer. Your necklace and watch are beautiful and I like the different colors with the khaki.

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:09h, 29 June Reply

    Oh my, Jess…thanks for featuring me…what a nice surprise! And thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  • Pecie
    Posted at 21:43h, 28 June Reply

    Great look! Perfect color for you. Love the shoes. Your hair looks amazing!

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 18:57h, 28 June Reply

    Khaki is a fab colour on you Jess & I love how you styled it today. How about the dress unbuttoned with cream vest and cream trousers ? Look forward to seeing what you have in mind for next time x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:19h, 28 June Reply

      Love that idea Val! I have an idea in mind. If only I had a cream vest and trousers 🙂 ! Thank you and enjoy the week! I am looking forward to vacation soon. 😉

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 16:42h, 28 June Reply

    What a steal that dress was, I just love H&M! Great outfit! 🙂

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 14:31h, 28 June Reply

    I love safari-style dresses and this one is perfect! What a bargain, too! I love H&M. Also loving your espadrilles.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:46h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Megan! They are so comfy too! Enjoy the week. xx

  • Julie Wunder
    Posted at 13:21h, 28 June Reply

    Such a cute way to wear it! I love the pop of color with the necklace and those unique shoes. Thanks for hosting!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:47h, 28 June Reply

      Thanks Julie! I already have in mind how I will style this for next week. Sylca Designs makes great jewelry!xx

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 13:13h, 28 June Reply

    Thank you, Jess, for the link party. You look amazing, as usual! I always admire your jewelry as well as your clothing choices.

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 13:00h, 28 June Reply

    Excellent styling tips especially about how to deal with dresses that wrinkle. Love how you styled your dress!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:13h, 28 June Reply

    Love this look on you Jess, the dress, the shoes and the clutch work perfectly together. This is a great color on you, you look fab!

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 11:49h, 28 June Reply

    I can’t wait to see the different ways you style this! Love this one. Gorgeous color for you, and I love the fit.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:03h, 28 June Reply

      Thanks so much Mary! I have an idea for the next look. Glad you like the look, now if it could just stay un-wrinkled !

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:35h, 28 June Reply

    I’m digging these cool lace-up espadrilles, lady! So fun!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:03h, 28 June Reply

      Thanks Ashley! Yes, after I stare at something 2 or 3 times, I usually want to get it 🙂

  • Monika from Styleworld40plus
    Posted at 09:45h, 28 June Reply

    Amazing dress dear Jess, I love how you combined it with the shoes and the jewellry.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Monika, I have some other ideas in mind. Glad you like it! x

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:18h, 28 June Reply

    I own that exact same dress! It really wrinkles easy for me, do you have the same problem with yours. Love how you styled it. I’ll have to try black shoes next time I wear mine.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 28 June Reply

      Hi Amy ! I went back and wrote about it in the post. Thank you! I think it is the viscose material. It is the only thing that drives me bonkers about i. I carry wrinkle releaser in the car and when i get out, use it to smooth down the wrinkles! Thank yoU!

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 08:51h, 28 June Reply

    I was just reading that safari is a big trend coming up, so of course you are rocking it. So stylish!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:49h, 28 June Reply

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much. I couldnt pass the dress up last year when I bought it and knew I would style it a number of ways. I appreciate it! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 08:49h, 28 June Reply

    My mom used to be all about the safari look years ago—-she’ll be so happy it’s coming back in style!!
    Can we talk about those shoes? The coolest ever!!
    thanks so much for hosting!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 28 June Reply

      I know! I even remember wearing this look many years ago. Thanks Jodie, I thought they were super cool when I saw them on Zara’s site. I do most of my shopping on Zara, Asos, and Poshmark. I will be the enabler and say, Buy yourself a pair!! 🙂

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 08:47h, 28 June Reply

    You have some lovely style tips here and a killer shirtdress look.
    Rachel xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Rachael! I had it in my mind for a bit,glad yo like the tips! x

  • cherie
    Posted at 08:43h, 28 June Reply

    Those shoes are so fabulous Jess!! Love how you paired the khaki shirtdress with the burgundy and brown accessories. Great sunglasses too!! Thank you for hosting.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Cherie! I saw them, and they have another pair without the rubber bottom, but I loved the cushion and look. Glad you like the look, have a great day!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 07:50h, 28 June Reply

    The espads are an eye catcher!!

    Come join this GIVEAWAY I am hosting at the blog this week for yoga/activewear brand AIRABELLA ACTIVE – Happy Tuesday!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 28 June Reply

      Thank you Rebecca, they are fun to wear 🙂 x

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 07:35h, 28 June Reply

    Fabulous dress! I love the color on you! And the espandrilles go perfectly with it! Great jewelry, too!

    Thanks for the link up!

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:20h, 28 June Reply

    This is such a lovely shirt dress! the colour looks brilliant on you … love the choice of footwear – the Espadrilles are the perfect choice. Thanks for hosting

  • Rachel
    Posted at 07:10h, 28 June Reply

    Love that color on you! Nice dress!


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:30h, 28 June Reply

    Wow! Jess, I love literally every single piece you are wearing! The shirt dress, those espadrilles, the clutch, the necklace, the earrings, and your sunnies! And they all work in perfect harmony together, too! Fabulous! One way I like to wear shirt dresses is opened like a jacket either over another dress or over boyfriend jeans and a tank top. The possibilities are endless with this type of shirt dress, for sure. I can’t wait to see how you style next week!


  • Laura
    Posted at 06:29h, 28 June Reply

    What a great dress! Loving those wedges!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:25h, 28 June Reply

    Darling Dress and what a deal! The necklace you put with it…so spot on and those lace up espadrilles, well, lets just say I am in love with them!!! And Love you!! Happy long 4th weekend coming up sweet friend, you be the prettiest firework for sure!!

  • Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    Posted at 04:50h, 28 June Reply

    Jess I can’t believe you got that dress for $10, what a fantastic bargain!! Plus I love those espadrilles, they’re so pretty… don’t know why I haven’t got myself some yet?!

    Thank you for hosting, have yourself a great week 🙂

    Catherine x

    Posted at 03:41h, 28 June Reply

    So glad to join you once more, dear Jess
    Happy Week

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 03:21h, 28 June Reply

    What a fabulous shirt dress! As always, your accessories are fabulous! Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week!


  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:44h, 28 June Reply

    What a great versatile dress!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:25h, 28 June Reply

    You are wearing always amazing accesories! Love the dress.

  • Jill James
    Posted at 01:33h, 28 June Reply

    So pleased to join Turning Heads Tuesday again after my travels. You look equally as good in this shirt dress as you do in your so loved florals.

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:31h, 28 June Reply

    I can’t believe this dress is only $10!! Ah-mazing find from H&M sale. Love your sandals. Thank you for hosting the link up, hope you can stop by my first Linkup this Wednesday!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @Poshclassymom

  • Mica
    Posted at 01:28h, 28 June Reply

    That is such a nice dress – I agree it’s so easy to change up the look of a dress with a few great accessories! And you picked some awesome ones to wear with it! I really like the statement necklace and that’s such a pretty clutch 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Kishina
    Posted at 01:26h, 28 June Reply

    Okay, first, let me just say how gorgeous this looks on you! You absolutely nailed this to the tee. The color, the fit, the accessories are all perfect together. And did you say $10??!! Cha-ching! What a great deal! Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well 🙂

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:12h, 28 June Reply

    Love this look and those shoes are so fun!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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