Seven ways with a shirt
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has kicked off and while fashions come and go, denim is always in style. I’ve been meaning to show how versatile a denim shirt can be, and as I wore one to the runways yesterday, now seems like a good time.
So here we go – I didn’t have Kayla around to snap me so after luring you in with the glamorous pic above, it’s back to the usual self-timer job from here on in…
Here’s the most basic version of my denim shirt, which is actually a shirt dress with pockets in the sides. I bought it at Mujirushiryohin Yurakucho when I was in Tokyo last year. (That’s Muji if you’re shopping in Australia!) It’s organic cotton and kind of similar to this one. No accessories in this shot to make it easier to see the shape of the garment (well, no accessories unless you count the running scars on my knees!).
Worn exactly the same way but over skinny jeans, it transforms into a tunic…
Tie the fronts together and it’s a shirt…
…or wear it open like a long jacket.
Do up only the waist buttons and belt it to top a full skirt (or wear it tucked in with a pencil skirt)…
… or go totally ’80s with a popped collar! Everything else in this look is from opshops – I found the amazing moulded leather bag first and a few weeks later went back to the same opshop and there was the belt waiting for me, probably wondering why I didn’t pick it up at the same time as the bag. But at least they’re reunited now!
It’s pretty rare for me to buy anything new but I’d been wanting a denim shirt for a while. Ironically, I wanted a really old, soft, worn-in one with lots of character, which this is definitely not. Only one way to fix that – wear it out as often as I can to wear it in!
You look especially amazing in the top picture, that pink skirt is magnificent!
Thanks for the great ideas, I have a beautiful ink shirt dress that fits in the bust but not in the hips at the moment and thought I was a genius for wearing it open over a tank dress, but this gives me lots more ideas!
Big fan of your blog x
Thanks for commenting, Sandy, and glad I could be helpful 🙂 I find belts and accessories do wonders for extending the possibilities of most clothes, looking forward to hearing your new ideas for your dress.