Button Down 2.0: The Shirt has been Upgraded

If you thought shirts were monotonous, think again. It’s hard to imagine that the all-holy shirt was once just an undergarment and not a must-have basic. Over the years, the simple shirt – the uniform for 9-5 shifts – has evolved, metamorphosing into a street style staple. Whatever be its form, the shirt continues to exude power and formality. We break down its latest avatars this season.

Wicked Victorian

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Ruffle some feathers by embracing your inner Prince (RIP). In-your-face romantic, this blast from the past has stiff collars, girly gathers and a steady following.

Undercover Agent

Holding-22015 gave us Adele after a four-year hiatus and the T-shirt under the slip dress. 2016 has seen fashionistas give the dress a promotion by pairing it with a button-down. Try it and look posh AF.

Longer Route

Holding-5An oversized shirt dress is every it-girl’s favourite this season. To make it extra fun, cinch it at the waist with a tie and slip on a pair of brogues. Whoever said formal has to be dull!

Reverse Gear

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Here’s a little trick to try – take a perfectly functional shirt and turn it around, literally! Wear your shirt backside front, teaming it with whatever you feel like. Edgy? Yasss!

Off the Crop

Holding-4Every self-proclaimed girl boss needs this in her closet. The off or cold shoulder shirt in Wall Street blue is equal parts whimsical and badass.


Night Out
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Sleepwalking has never looked this natty. Pile on satin pyjamas, complete with the piped shirt and cosy pants in monotone, for a day out on the town.
I wrote this article for the August issue of The Juice magazine. It was originally published here

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