We all know that the classic button down shirt is a fashion essential, it’s kind of explanatory. Hanging proudly in our wardrobes, this crisp staple is one of the most versatile pieces a woman can own and it’s been that way since the turn of the 19th century. Up until the 1890’s blouses were seen as rather unfashionable, a style that represented the working class and that was exclusive to men, buy thanks to the stereo-busting ways of Mademoiselle Chanel and her belief that “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”, us 21st century ladies have been given full reign of this convenient classic. A running theme to my blog is that trends come and go but the versatility of a classic wardrobe staple is everlasting, this is a prime example.
With our Instagram feeds being possessed by yet another generation of style bloggers, we are constantly in-undated with ways-to-wear the latest must-have craze, but I’m telling you (as lovely as Gucci’s hairy slippers were last season, I simply don’t have the time to blow-dry my own hair let alone my shoes!) sometimes it really is as simple as an all time classic. That or delving into your boyfriends wardrobe and ‘borrowing’ his all time classic 😉 After all, don’t we all have that uncontrollable weakness to borrow our other halves clothes when specifically told not to?
Here are three idea’s you can try this summer to style-up your beloved shirt in a fresh way. No fuss, just a modern twist on an all time classic that will be sure to elevate any look from the mundane to the cool-girl chic.
How will you be wearing your shirt this summer? Let me know in the comments section below, and please feel free to share your secret style tips with my readers 🙂