Turning Heads #Linkup Zara Floral Safari Shirtdress-Tips on Wearing the Shirtdress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-12570,single-format-standard,bridge-core-3.1.6,qode-page-transition-enabled,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,qode-content-sidebar-responsive,qode-theme-ver-30.4.1,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-7.5,vc_responsive

Turning Heads #Linkup Zara Floral Safari Shirtdress-Tips on Wearing the Shirtdress


Hello Ladies

Welcome to Turning Heads Tuesday! June is going fast and there is much going on next month to look forward to. Birthdays, Anniversaries, vacation.. etc.I am looking forward to it! Today I am bringing you this amazing shirtdress/tunic I first saw on Annette, and loved the soft color palette as well as the trendy safari look that is big in fashion right now. As the temps increase, as they are in NC, I like comfortable, light fabrics with breathability. This dress is very light and so easy to wear. Let’s just say I love shopping on Zara!

I have always loved the color palette associated with a safari look: olives, greens, browns, rust.. This print caught my eye because of the added pale blush pink flowers and the green leaves that really predominate the look. I bought this on Zara shortly after, and wanted to wear it as a dress. I knew that this could be styled a number of ways and will show you that at some point on the blog. The material is very lightweight, which is needed in this hot 90 degree Charlotte, NC sun. I spotted these nude t-strap block shoes on H&M site, and thought I would be able to wear them with any dress in my closet, being very versatile.

My olive rich leather hobo bag is by a company in NYC, Hayden Harnett whose bags are a buttery soft leather and are great bags to take on a plane too. It really brings out the green in the dress.  The necklace with it’s peach and pink tones seemed fitting, as does the light maple wood of my Jord Watch.

Keep cool ladies!

Several ways to wear a Shirtdress:

  • Pair with some leggings in olive, or other neutral shades with this type of print.
  • Leave it open and wear it as a long stylish top. Add a tank underneath.
  • If you live in a climate where you can layer, add a summer style light sweater over top to give it a look like a skirt and top.
  • Wear it as a dress if you want to be cool and don’t mind exposing more leg.
  • Wear a pair of jean leggings under the tunic for more coverage.






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

Outfit details: Shirtdress: Zara, Bag: Hayden Harnett NYC, Necklace: Jewel Box Boutique, Maple Fieldcrest Watch c/o JORD, Nude t-strap block heels, H&M.

Now lets see your summer looks in the #turningheadstuesday linkup!

Here are some  shirt dresses you might like as well:

[show_boutique_widget id=”409155″];

Enjoy the linkup and stay cool!


Please follow me, your host on INSTAGRAM.  I will be offering Giveaways this year as well as pics you don’t see on the blog. **

Please comment on 3 blogs, as I often find inspiration by doing so.

Most clicked this week: The lovely Sacremento, of MisPepelicos with guess! with perfect timing, her beautifully rich purple shirt dress!

Vintage Purple Shirtdress mis papelicos.-1

My Pinterest Pic of the Week: For the creativity and look of this amazing photoshoot as Alice of Wonderland, Taylor of Pinkheelspinktruck, gets my vote!


  • ruth
    Posted at 17:25h, 24 June Reply

    Love your tips and your dress!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:52h, 24 June Reply

      THank you Ruth, I checked out to blog and glad to meet you! Stop by anytime. x

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:50h, 24 June Reply

    Beautiful dress, the print is gorgeous! I always make a beeline for Zara when I’m out shopping and rarely leave empty-handed. Thanks for hosting the link up, I hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:55h, 24 June Reply

      Hi Emma!
      Thank you. I would be dangerous if the store was in my town! I buy it all on-line. Hubby bought me this dress for my Bday, and I know they have a sale now, but bought a couple items before not knowing. Isnt that the case? Thank yuo and you too! xx

  • theoceansdock
    Posted at 04:46h, 24 June Reply

    I love your look! This floral dress is gorgeous.

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 16:16h, 23 June Reply

    This dress looks very pretty on you and it is right up your alley with the floral print. Very stylish, but looks comfortable! Thanks for hosting the link up party! – Amy

  • Love Of Mode
    Posted at 14:55h, 23 June Reply

    Such an elegant and lovely dress! So chic!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:35h, 24 June Reply

      Thanks so much! xx It will be a favorite this summer.

  • Tianna
    Posted at 13:44h, 23 June Reply

    gorgeous Jess! You look so awesome in this dress! I love that watch ♥

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:34h, 24 June Reply

      Thank you Tianna! I loved the dress when I saw it on Zara. The watches are my favs I wear this one n the summer a lot. xx

  • Candace
    Posted at 10:51h, 22 June Reply

    Loving the safari shirtdress! I am all over shirt dresses this season and I tend to lean towards safari inspired colors with my clothes and makeup 🙂


  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 08:55h, 22 June Reply

    Seems like you can wear anything any style Jess. Just fabulous with florals. It suits you so well. And love the way you styled it with flat sandals and nude (?) accessoires. xo Thank you for hosting! Sabina

  • Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    Posted at 05:17h, 22 June Reply

    Jess I recognised this dress as the same one that Annette wore – I was with her one if the times she wore it here in London!! You look as wonderful in it as she did, it’s such a gorgeous pattern and so perfect for summer :))

    Thank you for hosting, sorry my comment is so late, having trouble catching up this week (I have a million tabs open)…!!

    Catherine x

  • Amanda
    Posted at 01:13h, 22 June Reply

    Such a gorgeous print, the dress looks amazing on you! Thank you so much for hosting, would love for you to join this week’s Good HUES-Day linkup 🙂

    -Amanda http://www.agoodhue.net

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:32h, 22 June Reply

      HI Amanda
      Thanks so much. I am a huge Zara fan, so I am checking in there from time to time. I will do my best! xx

  • Shaira Angelique Manalo
    Posted at 01:03h, 22 June Reply

    I like the style and print of the dress! Very summery <3

    SHAIRA // New post

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:35h, 22 June Reply

      Thank you Shaira, that is what caught my eye, along with the soft colors. xo jess

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 23:00h, 21 June Reply

    Great ideas for styling as I often wonder what other ways to style a shirtdress. Looking lovely Jessica!
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo

  • Laura
    Posted at 15:03h, 21 June Reply

    Love that beautiful shirtdress on you!

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 14:26h, 21 June Reply

    You look absolutely lovely, Jess. Love your Jord with that cool Zara dress!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 14:25h, 21 June Reply

    What a beautiful dress and I love your tips for styling a shirt dress!


  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 13:23h, 21 June Reply

    What a gorgeous shirt dress! And I really like those shoes! 🙂

  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 12:24h, 21 June Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess! Love your accessories!

  • carmen
    Posted at 12:16h, 21 June Reply

    You look perfect for a summer day!

    Happy summer!


  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 11:36h, 21 June Reply

    I love these vibrant and bold floral prints on you! Such a great choice, Jess!
    Red Reticule

  • ee0926
    Posted at 10:28h, 21 June Reply

    Love this floral dress on you. The colors are just beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 10:27h, 21 June Reply

    Such a pretty dress Jess. The colors are so great on you. I love the ease of a shirtdress – only one item to put on! Thank you for hosting!


  • Shelly
    Posted at 10:24h, 21 June Reply

    This dress looks so great on you! The cream base really works so well with your coloring.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:14h, 21 June Reply

    Lovely dress with such nice colors! I enjoyed your tips on other ways to style shirt dresses, too. Stay cool!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 09:58h, 21 June Reply

    Love this dress on you, lady!


  • Rena
    Posted at 09:37h, 21 June Reply

    Love the gorgeous floral pattern and you look fabulous in that outfit. The color palette really compliments your coloring. Great style tips, too.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:42h, 21 June Reply

      Thank you Rena! I loved the color palette 🙂 xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 09:33h, 21 June Reply

    Those are beautiful colors Jess…so very pretty on you!

  • Mary Murnane
    Posted at 09:05h, 21 June Reply

    I love this shirt dress! Beautiful pattern and I’m loving how it lays. Gorgeous!


  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:05h, 21 June Reply

    I can see why you were drawn to this dress—the colors are so lovely- yet not in your face bright!!
    Thanks so much for hosting

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:00h, 21 June Reply

    Gorgeous – the muted florals are quite beautiful, as are you! I don’t have a pic to link this week, but I am visiting your posters’ sites. xo


  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 08:51h, 21 June Reply

    Such a pretty floral print on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:36h, 22 June Reply

      Thank you Amy! I am such a fan of all of your summertime dresses you have been sharing as well/cc

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:31h, 21 June Reply

    I love that dress! It’s so rare to see a floral shirt dress.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:14h, 21 June Reply

    Those tropical prints on the dress are so cool for Summer!

    Come see how I welcomed Summer in a boho-inspired look at the blog – Happy Tuesday!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:37h, 22 June Reply

      Thanks so much! Yes, I love a safari or tropical look myself. Now, if only I could take a trip to a destination! xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:02h, 21 June Reply

    What a lovely dress on you Jess!!

    Come check out how I welcomed Summer in a boho-inspired look – Happy Tuesday!


  • Celia M. High Heeled Life
    Posted at 07:51h, 21 June Reply

    Looking summer ready!! that is a tres chic dress .. and love your statement necklace the soft pink tone is perfect. Thank you for hosting ..

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 07:34h, 21 June Reply

    Great dress! I love the colors on you, and I love how many different ways you are going to wear it!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • Julie Wunder
    Posted at 07:32h, 21 June Reply

    Such a classic and classy look! I love the muted tones and print. Plus you can never go wrong with a shirt dress! Thanks for hosting.

  • chicglamstyle
    Posted at 07:06h, 21 June Reply

    This is such an elegant look…I love the dress!


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:53h, 21 June Reply

    Jess, the colors and the print in this dress really are fabulous! I absolutely love shirt dresses, too. They are super versatile in the ways you can style them. And your olive hobo bag is amazing! I love this look! Thanks for hosting the link up! I hope to see you Friday at my On the Edge of the Week Link Up!


  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:19h, 21 June Reply

    LOVE this dress. Have you ever worn something I didn’t love? NO!! You are a treasure with impeccable taste sweet Jess!!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 05:48h, 21 June Reply

    Love the gorgeous print of your shirtdress! It looks lovely on you! Thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 04:15h, 21 June Reply

    These sfari colours suit you so well, and a shirtdress is just what you need in hot weather.

  • fleurani
    Posted at 04:01h, 21 June Reply

    OMG this floral printed shirt dress is super cute and it looks sooo comfy. Great choice, this is right up my alley my dear.


  • Sheree
    Posted at 03:05h, 21 June Reply

    I love this printed shirtdress! You look elegant and summery. Great tips on how to wear shirtdress.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @posclassymom

  • Lizzy
    Posted at 02:44h, 21 June Reply

    I love everything about this. The colour palette, the print, the shape of the dress. So elegant and stylish. You look so pretty. Thank you for hosting xxxx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 02:18h, 21 June Reply

    Stunning Jess. Going to see if this is available in the UK xx

  • Megan_Ballard
    Posted at 02:01h, 21 June Reply

    I love the floral print on this dress. You look great as always. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck
    Posted at 01:43h, 21 June Reply

    Thank you for featuring my Alice Through the Looking Glass photoshoot!!! xo

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl)
    Posted at 01:36h, 21 June Reply

    What a lovely floral print! I also love how you styled it! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  • Mica
    Posted at 01:05h, 21 June Reply

    Such a beautiful shirt dress! I really like the botanical print 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 01:05h, 21 June Reply

    Love the pretty floral print of your dress.

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


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

Post A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.