Sunday, 7 April 2013

Wardrobe staples

From designer fashion tees to smart, stylish blouses, when it comes to dressing to impress, the humble shirt is a wardrobe style staple.

The classic tee

The essential, figure-hugging t-shirt can be styled up or styled down. For a laid-back yet luxury panache, try tucking a simple white tee into a statement pencil skirt.

Alternatively, wear with a tailored blazer and dark denim skinny jeans for a dressed down office ensemble. When choosing a t-shirt style to suit both your daily needs and your shape it is important to opt for a flattering neckline. Some of the more popular styles for 2013 include both high crew and v-neck styles.

The vintage tee

A number of A-list celebrities are often spotted sporting the vintage tee. If you wish to recreate this trend, you must acquire a style that appears washed out with a retro slogan. Team with a feminine skirt for a lady-like look with an edge or otherwise opt for distressed denim for the ultimate in rock chic.

The boyfriend shirt

A slouchy, oversized tee that hangs off one shoulder is the perfect off-duty style, especially when teamed with wet-look leggings and military jacket. The skin tight leggings take the sloppiness out of the look, whilst the army-style jacket makes for a killer retro ensemble.

Make it graphic

Print women’s shirts are having a bit of a fashion moment at present, and the loud, statement t-shirt is a favourite of many celebs. Avoid a mish-mash of styles by keeping the rest of the outfit simple.

Sailor stripes

The nautical theme is a timeless classic and one that has been on the runway for several seasons. The beauty of stripes is the fact that you are unable to go wrong with them. Team with bling accessories and skinny jeans for a high fashion look or otherwise opt for a preppy style with loose trousers and shades. This staple wardrobe essential will come in handy on those ‘nothing to wear’ days.