Deconstructed Shirt Trend; One Shirt Styled in 6 Different Ways

I may be resistant to trends because they are impractical and detrimental to one’s finances but there are some trends I am obsessed with and that make sense. The deconstructed shirt is one such trend. I have been wanting to try it out since I discovered it. I love shirts and actually wish I had more shirts in my wardrobe. Aside from dresses, shirts are my go-to on days I don’t want to think too much about what I’m going to wear.

Shirts can be styled in three different ways; casual, smart-casual and formal. Every time I think of what to wear, those three styles are part of my thought process. Am I going for a casual, smart-casual or formal look? A shirt can help me achieve any or all three of those looks and that is why shirts are my second best friend and they should be yours too!

Everyone has at least one shirt in their wardrobe, (at least every working woman does) and if you don’t, shame on you! I actually borrowed a shirt from my brother to create a few deconstructed shirt looks. Luckily, my brother is slim so the shirt fits me just right, I think I may even steal it. Sshhh, don’t tell him. 😉

If you don’t have a shirt, borrow from your brother, significant other or dad. Customising what’s already in your wardrobe is a great way to make something feel new and exciting again without having to spend.

Here are 6 ways you can save some bucks by creating 6 looks with one shirt:
Bustier Shirt
  1. Wear a shirt.
  2. Fasten all the buttons or leave one or two top buttons undone.
  3. Wear a bustier over the shirt.

One Shoulder Blouse
  1. Unbutton three buttons.
  2.  Take the sleeves off completely.
  3. Bring one sleeve to the front and the other sleeve to the back.
  4.  Bring the sleeve at the back over your shoulder.
  5. Tie both sleeves together at the front.

One Shoulder Blouse with a Twist
  1. Wear your shirt on one arm only. Fasten two middle buttons then pull up the buttoned area to the top of your bustline.
  2. Fold down the collar, then throw the empty sleeve onto your opposite shoulder and pin it down at the back.
  3.  Tie a knot in the front to give it an edge.
Strapless Shirt

1. Unbutton your buttons.
2. Take the sleeves off completely.
3. Tie both sleeves at the front to create a ribbon-like effect.

Off Shoulder Blouse
  1.  Fasten one middle button, leaving two or four top buttons and bottom buttons undone.
  2. Fold the top of your shirt down around the shoulders, then turn up your sleeves twice.
  3. Create a wrap effect with the bottom of your shirt by pulling it around your waist and tucking it into your shorts or pants.

Back to Front
  1. Wear your shirt back to front, then fasten all the buttons at the back.
  2. Pinch some fabric from either side of your waist area, and tuck in the excess fabric with a brooch or pin. Alternatively, you could use an elastic hair band to tie the fabric together and pull enough fabric out to camouflage the elastic band.
  3. Pair with fishnet stockings, skinny jeans or tights. For a more sophisticated look, wear with tapered pants.

Not sure I’ll wear any of these looks in public but if you do, let me know. x

Look 1 – Bustier: Mr Price, Pants: Woolworths, Heels: Legit

Look 2 –  Distressed Jeans: Mr Price, Print Pumps: Nine West

Look 3 – Shorts: Factorie, Loafers: Miss KG

Look 4 – Tights: Woolworths, Open toe heels: Legit

Look 5 – Skinny Jeans: Zara, Lace-up heels: Nine West

Look 6 -Open toe heels: Legit

Shirt: Uniqlo

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