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Hola bloggerettes! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their weekends? I'm currently indulging in some shameless fangirl time and rewatching the Teen Choice Awards: absolutely love Taylor Swift's Marilyn Monroe-esque dress. Thought I would squeeze in another installment of my Ways to Wear series though, where I style a garment in three ways, giving you ideas to rework pieces in your wardrobe.

This week's featured garment is the denim shirt, as requested by Eleanor. I remember the craze on the High Street when denim shirts first came back "in", I never bought into the trend but they look so lovely on other people. As usual and typical to me, the one featured in my particular looks is by Topshop, but I know for certain that Primark, H&M, Zara and New Look all have similar versions.

Get the look! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Look One is supposed to be a casual chic look with some luxe additions in the little leather backpack and slightly 30's inspired earrings. That lovely dusky, muted pink colour is going to be so popular next season, so I threw a pair of those in for good measure, I think the pink looks lovely with some blue denim! Wear the denim shirt unbuttoned, almost like a cardigan, so you can see the mustard yellow belt and graphic print tee. I personally would have preferred some cigarette trousers in place of skinny jeans, but apparently the High Street hasn't cottoned onto that yet!

Get the look! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

I'm probably going to buy everything that I've featured in this look once payday comes around. I wanted to go for a Miu Miu and/or Stella McCartney slant in Look Two, but I got carried away and came up with this instead! Wear the lace skater skirt with the shirt untucked for an off-duty model look, and slip this gorgeous knitted top on top. The knitted top actually has the sweetest black tie-back detail, which meant I couldn't go ahead and put a bow brooch at the front as well. Instead, I compensated by adding this 'lips' brooch (wear to the left side of the chest) and some black boots to co-ordinate everything.

Get the look! 1, 2, 3, 4.

My final Look is something you can easily wear in the evening, either for drinks or a night out, or to a party/gathering. I Tweeted about seeing the most beautiful velvet romper on Etsy yesterday, and found this similar version at Motel! Tie the ends of the denim shirt up at the waist for a flattering line, and pop this coloured clutch under your arm for a revisited 90's-esque look. I'm also still in love with these Missguided peeptoe wedges, and currently lusting after some Illamasqua lipsticks. For the day, you could swap the wedges for some classic, ladylike scallop flats, and the clutch for a simple leather tote bag.

Hopefully I have left you all with some food for thought of ways to style your denim shirts! I'm sure many of you are several ££s poorer now too! I'm off for a spot of homecooked lunch, a browse through Vogue (this month's editorials and adverts are so beautiful) and to get ready for a long shift at work tonight. Enjoy!

25 comments

  1. ooh great post!
    love look number 2, just love that jumper
    and the jeans from number 1

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  2. Not going to lie, I watched the TCA's on YT the other day, I skipped all the performances though.
    Love the Zara jeans in look one and the jumper in look two x

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  3. Ooo this makes me wish I still had my denim shirt! Sadly I managed to rip the seam open and that was that. :( Such a shame you couldn't come yesterday, but not long until September and coffee dates :)

    L x

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  4. I really love the yellow New Look belt. So cute ! Would brighten up any outfit. I'm also loving the Topshop backpack. They're my favourite style of bag lately.

    Emma
    http://www.theramblinglass.com

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  5. i love the suede brogues! Must get them.

    Tx

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  6. great post, I lvoe how versatile the denim shirt it as I have a few myself! the second look is so pretty :) xx

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  7. I love look 1!
    I haven't worn my denim shirt for aaaages, thanks for the ideas :) x

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  8. Great post :)

    I loved my denim shirt, & wore it LOADS last summer, but haven't worn it since - this has made me think I really need to dig it out again & show it some love!

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  9. Ooh I love those dusty pink jeans! And the jumper in Look Two, and the colour of the Illamasqua lipstick is gorgeous! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  10. My favorite is the second one!
    Gosh, I love so much denim shirts!

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  11. thank you so much! definitely got more ideas on how to wear them now..and that shirt is the exact one i have my eye on;O xoxo
    (it was me on formspring;D)
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  12. I've been after a denim shirt for ages but haven't been sure how to style it (wanting to avoid the Justin and Britney double-denim disaster!) but very inspired by this post. Love the horse ring too :)
    x

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  13. These all are such good ideas! xx

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  14. I really love denim shirts but I don't own one as I never knew how to wear them so thank you for this, it's really helpful! Definitely going to try look 2 :)

    half the world away.

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  15. Love the first look, great! xo

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  16. I love these posts, so inspiring! I especially love the idea of wearing them under jumpers, i'm so going to dig out my denim shirt and wear it that way in the colder months!

    Stacey xx

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  17. I love the 3rd look, that Motel playsuit is so gorgeous! :) x

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  18. The 2nd look is definitely my favourite this week, sweets! I NEED that lips brooch in my life!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  19. ooh all these looks look super lovely! but i must say that my favorite would be look #3!!

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  20. great post, i can envision the second look on and its absolutely perfect :) x

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  21. i adore everything in the second look immensely!! tempted to buy it all lol

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  22. I love denim shirts on other people but I can never carry it off, look 3 is amazing though, I love that romper!

    Maria xxx

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  23. I tend to wear my denim shirts either as a cover up or tucked into trousers and skirts with the sleeves rolled up. Once autumn really comes around, I'll try and pop a jumper over them as well!

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  24. My denim shirt has been sitting unloved in my wardrobe for a while now, so thank you for this post! Was wondering whether you could do a ways to wear post on white loafer style shoes? I've recently brought these: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/sale/shoes--boots/white-moccasin-shoes-603556 and really love them (have them in the brown too) but are struggling with what to wear them with :S know this might be a slightly unusual request but would be really grateful if you had any ideas :D
    holly xx

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  25. You should totally do a part 2 of the denim shirt because i'm always looking for new ways to mine :). I have a darker blue one that i bought at a secong hand online shop and i love it so much that i'm thinking in getting one like the one you featured (on a lighter tone). Thanks for doing this posts :) they're super useful.

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