18 April 2014

collared

shirt: ralph lauren | leather tee: bec & bridge | shorts: lifewithbird | shoes: alexander wang lovisa | clutch: givenchy antigona

pre-blonde.

i will admit right off the bat that this look was inspired by christine centenera, whose style i love. it's so simple, but what i think makes the look work is the mix of materials and tricks of layering.

leather, cotton and silk make for great textures and help with the layering effect.

a fresh way of wearing a shirt under a top/sweater is to keep the collars tucked in. it makes for a more streamlined look and doesn't break up the neckline. try pairing a long sleeved shirt with a short sleeve top/sweater. wearing shorts balances the heaviness of the layered tops (and for practical reasons since it was rather warm). 

having said that, i wore the combination of white shirt/black top (not leather) to work the other week with slim black pants. the look definitely translates to the office as well. 

so let's all take a leaf out of centenera's book and, instead of your usual sweater-over-shirt, try something new and layer a structured tee and keep those collars tucked in.

10 comments:

  1. Love the classic black and white outfit, and you look gorgeous.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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    1. thank you so much christy :) can't go wrong with black and white.

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  2. Great how you combines the items. Love the black and white look!
    x Sandra

    Www.morestylethanfashion. com

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  3. You're beautiful! You look at this outfit unearthly!
    As a model - slim and beautiful! I love your style!
    You are my color inspiration: - *




    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. thank you katherine! haha don't know about model... but you are very kind.

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  4. beautiful smile
    love this outfit.
    so cool
    x

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  5. Soo in love with that outfit <3 You look great girl

    Giveaway on the Blog - xoxo Chaicy - Style..A Pastiche!
    www.styleapastiche.com

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