Cat print shirt dress with red accessories + link up

Cat print shirt dress with red accessories

I love the versatility of shirt dresses; you can wear them with sandals in Summer, and with tights and boots in cooler weather. You can even wear them as a duster over jeans or shorts. So when I spotted this cat print shirt dress in a Next outlet on my lunch break I had to have it. This dress ticks so many boxes: it has cats, ruffles, pockets and it’s just the right length…what more could a cat-loving fashionista ask for?

…teaming this cat print shirt dress with red accessories seemed like the obvious choice for late Summer.

It’s quite difficult to tell whether the print is navy or black (I think it’s a very dark navy). Either way, teaming this cat print shirt dress with red accessories seemed like the obvious choice for late Summer. Another option is tan, which would work well for Autumn. I may well switch the tie belt for a wider one in future. I did consider a wide red belt with this outfit, but didn’t want to go overboard on the matching accessories.

This red bag is also a belt bag (it has loops at the back for the belt to slot through). It’s Zara’s budget-friendly alternative to the Gucci belt bag/bumbag seen in so many street style photos. I bought it in the sale, making it extra budget-friendly 😉 I don’t like to invest big bucks in passing trends, although I’m hoping this one sticks around because it’s oh so practical. Also, I haven’t actually worn it as a bumbag yet and I don’t want to miss the boat!

Cat print shirt dress with red accessories

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Cat print shirt dress with red accessories, Les Nereides cat ring, Zara red belt bag

This cute cat ring is from Les Nereides, one of my favourite jewellery brands. The designs are really quirky, and nature themes feature strongly in their pieces. I love anything with an animal motif (although I’m sure you know that by now!) You can find lots of Les Nereides jewellery on eBay for very reasonable prices.

Are you a fan of shirt dresses? Do you love prints featuring animals and nature themes?

Next Cat print shirt dress with red accessories

Cat print shirt dress with red accessories

Cat print shirt dress with red accessories

Cat print shirt dress with red accessories

Next shirt dress (sold out) | Zara crossbody/belt bag | Zara hat (old) | Lotus wedge shoes (old) | Les Nereides ring (old, these are cute alternatives)

Last week’s favourites were…

Joi of In My Joi, Grace of Color and Grace and Johanna of Johanna Grange!



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  1. Jaymie Ashcraft
    August 21, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Love a shirt dress! This one is so cute!!

  2. August 21, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    I love shirt dresses AND animal prints! I’ve had a penguin dress and a parrot dress…and would have more if I could! This is super cute styled with the red accessories…and live kitty! And that ring! I’m off to check out that brand right now!


    • August 23, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Oh wow, I’d love a parrot dress! I’m always on the lookout for cute animal prints and quirky jewellery…I just bought a rather OTT acrylic cat necklace from eBay 🙂

  3. August 21, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    So cute!! And, it’s kitty cat approved!

  4. August 21, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    This dress is darling and im loving those tassel earrings! The red is a perfect choice with this shirt dress.
    Just adorable.

  5. August 21, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Yes, you got me with the cat print and I love black/blue and red together-such a strong classic contrast.

  6. August 21, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Oh, that dress is right up my ally…I LOVE cats. Yes, I like shirt dresses. I think they look better on other women, and not on me though. Not sure I have the body type for them. Your kitty is adorable!

  7. August 21, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I love the cat dress. The cats make it so much more fun than just a regular shirt dress and the ruffle on the collar is a nice addition… makes it a bit more feminine. It’s great that you were able to get your cat into the pictures. We have 3 cats and one looksvery much like yours. He’s the devil. Very cute, but so bad.

    • August 24, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks Julie! Henry likes to flop on the grass and have his tummy tickled… although he does occasionally give me a nip! Cats are a law unto themselves aren’t they?!

  8. Jodie
    August 21, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    A cat print?? How do I not have anything like this?? It’s so fabulous!!
    And we have a tuxedo kitty too—she’s such a sweetie!!

  9. August 21, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    That is such a cute dress, Emma! The print is adorable and I just love that you featured your beautiful cat in the photos as well! The bag is fabulous – I’ve always loved bumbags and never owned any that were particularly stylish, however I just bought one this weekend and featured it on the blog today YAY! I’m hoping to buy some more…. I couldn’t care less if they go out of fashion, I just love how practical they are (and shoulder friendly LOL!)
    Suzy xx

  10. August 21, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Emma, I do love a good shirt dress and I really love to style them as jackets/kimonos, too. The cat print on this one is fabulous! I am totally a cat lady and would absolutely wear a print like this. I love the way you have it styled with al the red, too. So cute and fun!


  11. August 21, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Cute shirt dress and I love the idea of the bumbag – always have, but have never bought one! You’re outfits are always so well finished Emma. Have a great rest of the week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  12. August 21, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    awwww… so glad to see your kitty in your post! Your shirt dress is just purrrrr fect! Ok, I had to say that! Really, though it looks wonderful on you and I love the cat print. I would love to have a doggy dress or dog print, they seem harder to find. Great selection of jewelry too and I love the quilted red bag. So fun when you find a piece that you feel was meant to be!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  13. August 21, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Red accessories always look good don’t they? What a fun dress!

  14. August 21, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I am fanning the shirt dresses at the moment. Love the print on this one Emma. You’re so good at styling with accessories, which really make the look perfect here xx

  15. August 24, 2018 / 2:31 am

    I love this dress so much, Emma! I have a cat print top, but I’d love a cat print dress or skirt too! Your kitty is such a cutie! XXX

  16. Lise
    August 24, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I love this dress! I recently purchased a cat themed scarf for autumn. Your real life cat is gorgeous too. Lise

  17. August 25, 2018 / 2:02 am

    SO cute. I’m a cat lover myself! 🙂 The pops are red really work with this b/w dress and that cat ring is the cutest!


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