Have any of you stayed up late the night before a school day, drastically rummaging through your wardrobe, trying to figure out the next day's outfit? If you have, you’re not the only one! I particularly had this routine during my first year of University, but it has slowly reduced since. My ritual existed around this: opening up the double doors of my wardrobe, throwing items on the bed, mixing and matching and regularly looking in the mirror to see if my outfit worked or not. I also had one of my fashion bibles (magazines) sitting on the bed, pages flicked settling on a fashion icon I admire. My fashion icons are an ever-growing list naming celebrities such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica Szohr and Alexa Chung.
Considering this season’s trends, a popular trend coming out to play are collared shirts. Embracing this trend makes me think back to one of my fashion idols I admired in the past that started the collared trend in the first place: Chloë Sevigny. A daring Fashionista herself, Chloë can pull off the boyfriend shirt so effortlessly. I remember reading an article that noted how she was inspired by her father’s dress sense. Unintentionally, she rubbed off the androgynous look and it has trickled down to many of her followers till this day. Playing it cool with the dashing suits, a man’s style has never looked so good on a woman.
Collared shirts these days are all about looking chic and classy. They can be seen in nearly every store from Topshop to Jil Sander. To make dubbed man shirt look more feminine, the sleeveless look has been adapted allowing a Fashionista to show off some skin. Pair it up with a pretty skirt, knee high socks, a head band and you’ll look preppy like Blair Waldorf. If you’re still a little chilly, add a knit but make sure the shirt collar is showing! Or like this Fashionista I spotted at the Finders Keeper Market, wear a classic black shirt, a playful printed skirt and add a statement jewellery piece to bring out the plain black. If you want to try the ‘man-style’ androgynous looks or known as the Chloë Sevigny, pair black denim jeans with a long sleeve shirt, a blazer, Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses and boots. Collared shirts have also been ‘sparkled’ with super cute dazzling embellishments to lift the plain collar up. If you are bored with the plain look and still want to look a little feminine, go with the embellished collar. Remember, it’s all the small things that count! Less is more!