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.