Shirts are forever in fashion, but recently there has been a real push towards a twist on the basic shirt. With an array of styles seen in stores at the moment, the basic shirt has turned from boring to fun.
From oversized shirts, to one-shoulder, to off-the-shoulder, and cold-shoulder, to asymmetrical hemlines, embroidery, ruffles, frills, bell sleeves, the list goes on.
Of course, it’s great there’s so many styles to choose from, but what happens when this statement shirt obsession is over?!
Will you be able to wear these shirts over and over again? Are they actually versatile? Will you be able to transform them to be on trend whatever the season?
The answer – YES, YES, and YES.
My popular series, Work, Wine, Weekend is back, babes. I’m going to show you how to style one of these trend-led shirts for the three occasions, AND show you it’s possible to re-invent, re-style and re-create the piece, no matter what’s in fashion.
The piece in question is one of the best types of shirts in existence, the front-tie shirt. A fabulous and flattering piece, the front-tie shirt cinches in the waist to create a bit of a peplum detail, which makes it perfect if you want to hide your tum (I know I do after all that Easter chocolate!) and adds a bit of an hourglass shape to your look.
Let’s see how I styled one of these babies for work, wine and weekend, shall we?
Who said office dressing couldn’t be fun?
Wanting to go for a bit of an edgier work look, I styled the shirt with a satin midi A-line skirt, and nude flatforms.
Allowing the shirt to flow over the skirt, created a seamless, flattering and effortlessly chic overall look. The flatforms injected some major cool vibes, which is much needed in workwear dressing, don’t you think?! Dowdy no more, I say!
To add a bit of business sass and to create another layered dimension to the outfit, I placed my sportsluxe blazer over my shoulders. I then implemented a much-needed pop of colour with a vibrant red crossbody bag.
Yes, classy and sexy can be mixed.
Upping the hemline for wine time, I styled the front-tie shirt with a red vinyl mini skirt.
I’m not one for wearing plain heels with outfits when I go out. As I’ve said before, I always have to pump a bit of edge into the prettiest of pieces. So, instead of opting for stilettos, I popped my feet into lace-up booties (perfect for the transeasonal weather, non?!).
Of course, when you go out you have to add a bit of sparkle. That’s why I had to glitz up the look with a gold embellished bag. You may think it doesn’t go, but I’m all for a statement.
Chilled looks can still be stylish.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m chilling on weekends, whether it’s heading out for coffee or food shopping, I can never be bothered thinking about what to wear. That’s where jeans and black come out to play.
Jeans go with every top under the sun, but I especially love to style them with shirts.
Black also goes with everything, and despite what they say, you can never have too much of it.
That’s why this is the perfect easy-to-throw-on outfit. Use blue and black as your colour scheme base and build the look from there.
The shirt provides the class; the jeans – the comfort; the mules – the fashion; the hat – the quirk; the bag – the statement; and the jacket ties the look together.
Get the looks:
Shirt styled: Closet London Tie Front Shirt – c/o Closet London
Weekend: Dorothy Perkins Darcy Jeans – c/o Dorothy Perkins / Dorothy Perkins Denim Jacket – c/o Dorothy Perkins / Dorothy Perkins bag – find similar here / New Look hat – find similar here / Public Desire Karla Mules – c/o Public Desire