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. Off-shoulder Open the four top buttons Slide it off your shoulder Ensure the collar pops One-Shoulder 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 Related articles Lacy Affair Be inspired by Bras N Things new feminine lace collection. Trending Winter '17 Stay ahead of the fashion pack with these top 5 trends from Running in Chanel. Forever New | Modern Grace Collection Discover a luxurious entrance into winter – where classic femininity is reimagined for modern day. This winter, live La Vie en Rose See life through rose tinted glasses and live in rose printed fashion with Review's new collection.