Today's Everyday Fashion: White Shirt Dress

White shirt dress with gray hat and cognac accessories
Entire outfit under $100 (minus purse + jewelry)
White shirt dress and gray wool hat

Holy smokes I love this outfit. I can see myself wearing it on repeat week after week. The hat and dress were both ordered online, which is always a toss up because you never really know until you see something in person. The hat I'm super impressed with, and while I was initially excited about the dress (the fit is perfect), after just a few minutes of trying it on (not even wearing it!) there were wrinkles all over the front of it. I like it so much, I (almost counterintuitively) think I need to return it and invest in a nicer fabric so I can wear it a hundred times. When something is a basic/classic and not a trend, it can pay off to spend more in the long run. Otherwise you keep buying it over and over again, versus it lasting through tons of washes and wears. I rounded up some options below. Let me know if you've tried any fabrics or brands that you would recommend!

Dress: H&M, $10
Slip: H&M, $6
Belt: Gap, $10
Hat: H&M, $30
Shoes: Dolce Vita, $50
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similarsimilar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 12
Cuff: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Belt is 5 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Shoes are recent. Hat and dress are new.

Shirt dresse options on a budget

BCBG  /  Rachel Roy  /  Jones New York  /  Lulu's
Nordstrom  /  Mango  /  Shoptiques  /  ASOS
J.Crew  /  ASOS  /  Bloomingdale's  /  Banana