Wearing a classic in a not so classic way
By Kylie Plato
There is nothing I enjoy more than taking a piece of clothing I already own and figuring out new ways to wear it. One evening while casually drinking a glass of Rose, I decided that it was time to de-clutter my closet. After about 30 seconds, that mission was aborted when I noticed a white oversized button down shirt. It’s amazing how creative a girl can get after a glass of wine. Once I began playing dress up it kind of clicked. (Did I mention that the wine is essential in helping the ‘clicking’?) Also, shout out to my dad for letting me steal his button up last time I went home for a visit.
1. Cropped and off-the-shoulder:
To achieve this look, slip the white button down shirt on and drape both sides of the shirt off of your shoulders. Then, button it in the middle of the placket so its just tight enough to stay put. Finally, tie the bottom of the shirt to your comfort level and voila!
2. One- Sided
This look is pretty simple. Put on the shirt and pull the center front and neckline to one side so that it sits slightly off one shoulder. Next, button it up from the center front (beginning above your navel) to your comfort level. Keep a few buttons loose at the hem for a stylized tuck.
Wearing a shirt backwards feel a little wrong, but it looks so right. For a modern and unique styling trick. button and tie the shirt in the back. Who’s bringing sexy back now?
I loved the way the way this strapless style turned out because the collar mimics that of a crumb-catcher top. ( I have been obsessed with this neckline since I saw Victoria Beckham’s wedding dress back in 1999.) To recreate this look, wrap the top around you backwards tying the sleeves in the back. You can button it in the back or leave it open with only the sleeves tied. So avant garde.
5. One Shoulder
This last look can be easier to recreate with the help of a friend/boyfriend/ husband/ parent. Start by putting the white button down shirt on backwards. Instead of putting the sleeves on you will wrap one sleeve around your shoulder and pull the opposite sleeve around your back. Tie the sleeves together and adjust the collar. Then, take the bottom of the shirt and wrap the excess fabric around to the back and tie. You may need to adjust the fit until you acheive just the right look.
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