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Deconstructed Shirting

For those in search of a classic punch to your outfit this summer, the button-up is the go-to choice.  But it need not look plain or boring. In fact, on the spring summer runways of New York, the button-up shirt finally attained a makeover. A promising new label Monse provided the staple a little bit of evening elegance turning sleeves into an off-shoulder bowtie. Altuzarra offered a thigh-skimming skirt slit out of the shirt’s front. It was also spotted at Alexander Wang who added cropped detailing making for a boxier shape complemented by straps doubled wrapped around the midriff. Zac Posen’s take on the trend was a loosely unbuttoned shirt, exposing one shoulder.
The runway isn’t the only place where this staple item has taken the world by storm with its new look. Button-up shirts may be worn in all kinds of ways – from strapless to skirts and cut-out sleeves to draping. One example is to wear a button-down shirt, take the sleeves off and tie them around the front to create a stylish strapless top. You can use that same premise and make it into a high-street skirt. It’s a fairly simple understanding of work-to-play makeshift clothing where some parts are better than the whole.  The deconstructed button-up shirt brings the white shirt to a completely new level.
Below are some ways to transform the boring button-down.

Open the four top buttons
Slide it off your shoulder
Ensure the collar pops

Unfasten three buttons
Remove the sleeves entirely
One sleeve should be in the front with the other sleeve in the back
The sleeve in the back should go over the shoulder
Fasten them together at the front
We love this look from Zara. The three bottom buttons were unfastened and the fabric was gathered into a knot. A pair of frayed jeans added a punch of attitude to the ensemble while the ‘of the moment’ tri-band slides ensure the outfit remains on-trend.

Posted by Garden City on 25 November 2016 within Fashion
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