5 trends that redefine a classic shirt

Designers continue to rework a classic shirt. Its modern reinterpretations can be spotted on the catwalks by Lemaire, Balenciaga and Ellery. A classic look does not have to be conservative. Focus on modern details to give your shirt an ultimate twist.


Play with proportions to highlight your figure and focus on the details. The shirt with a longer back can be worn as a tunic. Bell sleeves will let you to regulate their length and play with the volume. A shirt with an irregular V neckline will show your neck or jewellery. Remember to keep it simple and accentuate one element at a time.


Off-shoulder trend has been around for a while, yet it has evolved. On the streets, photographers captured plenty of cut-out sleeve shirts that expose the neckline. There are also oversize shirts with collars so big, they drop on your back. In the off-shoulder case, consider the fabric – cotton will appear classic, while silk is more romantic.


If you still think that frills are a bit archaic, we will try to convince you – you’re wrong! A monochrome shirt with a retro touch, in a form of a Victorian collar or jabot, can look modern. Style it with a biker jacket, leather pants or a pair of jeans for an effortless and elegant effect.

Laces and bows

Try to experiment with the construction. Envelope shirts can be wrapped tightly – to highlight your waist – or loosely – to create an oversize shape. Sleeve knots will add volume in the arms and go well with a pair of basic jeans and heels. Want to work your shirt the French way? An ethereal scarf is one more element that you can include to achieve a truly romantic look.


From pinstripes to bold, floral patterns – prints can redefine a classic shirt. Botanical, baroque motifs à la Gucci are a perfect option for those who love to make an artsy fashion statement. Delicate patterns such as stripes, dots or checks will look more vibrant in bold hues.

Lui’s Pick

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