Teens, winter is moving out soon and it’s time to update our closets for spring. The Cherry Blossom crew is here with the one item that will add the most spring style to your closet. The shift dress.
Shift dresses are closet heroes. We love that you can buy one dress and create different looks just by switching up your accessories and hair. We’ve made it easy. We have three different shift dresses from Tobi in our post, representing what’s hot in fashion right now. Our Cherry Blossom girls are ready to show you how to take these dresses to the next level. We’ve also provided style links so you can recreate everything you see.
1. Off the Shoulder
A shift dress is the perfect way to rock the hot off-the-shoulder trend. With one piece, Alexa’s ready for casual spring and summer outings with friends. This dress also works for travel as a swim suit cover-up, then right into lunch at your resort.
Instead of color, we went for edgy metallic accents and a black, fringed bag with a rocker vibe. Pile on a mixed stack of beaded bracelets and metallic bangles to complete the look.
Get the Look:
Black Cindy Tobi dress here ; Rebecca Minkoff purse, similar here and cheaper option here ; Francesca’s Collection Earrings ; Sam Edelman sandals, similar here ; Bracelets by Alex and Ani and Juneauluxe and cheaper version here
Alexa wears the same black Cindy dress for a school dance or party. It’s easy to make the switch.
Trade easy, flowing hair for a half-bun with beach waves. Swap your simple stud earrings for a large, statement pair like Alexa’s. For footwear, choose a minimal ankle strap heeled sandal in a nude color to make your legs look longer. Try elegant, nude nails with a hint of pink. We love bare necks with off-the-shoulder dresses, and for evening, leave clangy bracelets at home. But that doesn’t mean we’ve skimped on jewelry.
Alexa balances the large earrings with thin, gold stacking rings. An oversized metallic clutch completes this look.
Get the Look:
Black Cindy Tobi dress here ; Rebecca Minkoff large wristlet ; Stuart Weitzman sandals and lookalike sandal here ; Francesca’s Collection Earrings ; Essie Ballet Slippers nail color; Rings similar here
2. Casual Cut-Outs
Kate loved this casual shift option because it’s so comfortable. She also fell for the on-trend cut-out sleeve detail. Kate’s showing an easy, everyday look for this stretch gray shift. She also wanted to cinch her dress, adding a black thin belt with gold rivets.
Here’s where a necklace works well. The bright pink pops against the neutral gray. Kate added her favorite tote, ready for the movies, shopping, or a casual dinner. Sneakers with dresses? Absolutely. Especially when it’s a pair with loads of style like Adidas Superstars. A French bun literally tops everything off.
Get the Look
Gray Tobi dress here ; JCrew belt, similar here ; JCrew necklace, similar here ; Adidas sneakers ; Kate Spade black tote, similar here and cheaper option here ; Alex and Ani bracelets ; Kate’s lip color is Blossom Lady by Ilia Beauty ; Tarte blush in Fearless.
3. Pattern Play
This patterned boho shift features a trendy lace-up front, and it’s easy to style for both dressy or casual looks. For a quick outdoor party outfit, we put Kiley in a mid-heel caged sandal, cinched the dress with a skinny black belt, and topped the look with a thin cardigan. The blue wristlet clutch pops against the black.
Get the Look
Tobi Destiny Awaits Dress ; Jeffrey Campbell sandals, similar here and here ; Kate Spade wristlet, similar here ; Kate Spade earrings, similar here ; Urban Outfitters cardigan, similar here
The same dress is more than ready for casual outings, music festivals, or sightseeing. Switching the heels for sneakers, and the clutch for our favorite foldable, casual tote makes this the perfect resort outfit.
For chilly evenings, we love this dress topped with a cropped denim jacket. Kiley accessorized her look with a mixed bracelet stack. Choose a black camisole to wear under the lace-up front.