The sartorialist was talking about the shirtdress as a spring essential. For me shirtdresses are absolutely essential for all seasons. P.S. the photos he gave are not that convincingly ‘spring’, as bare legs are not really suitable for spring in some areas, at least in most of Europe.
I love this blue shirtdress (ZARA) and I’ve been wearing it throughout the year — in cold winter it becomes a shirt worn under a pullover. But apparently after two years it’s become quite worn out right now, shame. (You can’t expect something more durable at some 20 euros.)
the spring/autumn variety (as you can see it’s become increasingly shapeless..)
this grey shirtdress with little mint collar (COS) is extremely wearable for all seasons too. The length is not that favourable for short girls like me, but it can be easily adjustable by a belt.