Whoever thought your dadâ€™s old, extra-large size 42 shirt would came in handy one day to make you look like a fashionista who just walked off the ramp!
Two of the biggest trends of Spring Summer 2017 are â€˜Oversizeâ€™ and â€˜androgynous shirt dressesâ€™! So I decided to fuse the two together and create 3 very fashionable and very wearable looks using my dadâ€™s old white shirt.
Now I know shirt dresses are already available aplenty and soon these trends will easily be available in the market. But this DIY is going to do two things:
- Let you enjoy this 2017 trend, right now!
- Save you a lot of money that youâ€™d have otherwise paid a brandâ€¦ and help you create something uniquely your own!
So hereâ€™s 3 looks that I created using one single shirt that I flicked off my dadâ€™s wardrobe! (had to go for Dadâ€™s shirt coz Mr. Wolfâ€™s clothes kinda fit me almost like my own â€“ possibly the only time I wished that he was a couple of sizes larger :P!)
Look 1: Layer up
Wear a front open, loose shrug and roll up the sleeves of both together!
Add a funky brooch or an earring for a buttonâ€¦ and voila!
Iâ€™m wearing this old light woollen shrug from Mango and have used one of my favourite pair of gypsy Â earrings to add as a touch through the button-holes!
Over-the-knee boots never fail to add that classy, wintery touch to any outfit and this gorgeous pair in suede from Dorothy Perkins, does exactly thatâ€¦ while the evergreen Azur Damier checks of Louis Vuitton put the entire colour scheme into perspective.
Iâ€™d wear this for an evening out, a lunch date or even for a shopping day out with the girls!
Look 2: Colour Blush!
Add a long scarf to the shirt and secure it using a belt. It not only adds that blush of colour to your outfitâ€¦ it also gives it some form and definition.
And the best part isâ€¦ you can keep changing the scarves and belts to have a new outfit each time! ðŸ˜‰
Iâ€™m wearing a hand painted chiffon scarf from Printed Village which I picked up from Nordstorm on my last trip to the US, with a Gucci belt, a pair of black platform heels from Charles & Keith and my classic epileather speedy form Louis Vuitton.
Iâ€™d wear this to a casual party, a date night or even for a semi-formal dinner invitation.
Look 3: Campus Pop!
Now while Iâ€™m waaayyy past the college ageâ€¦ Iâ€™ve been getting a lot of requests to do some campus looks and so hereâ€™s one for you guys!
Since itâ€™s the onset of winter, this look Iâ€™ve created for those slightly chilly days when you want just that little bit of warmth and a little more of an androgynous punch. (Think Mumbai winterâ€¦ & not the northern parts of the world please!)
I decided to keep this one quite kitsch by adding loads of brooches all over the shirt to let the colours popâ€¦ while the ankle length sneakers from Puma, the heavy knit scarf from Vans and the over-sized, anti-fit of the shirt stand for androgyny, comfort and funk!
Brooches for me are like my personal little go-to saviours that help lift any boring outfit! I love collecting them and pick up a few from every place that I travel to! The ones that Iâ€™ve used here are from different flea markets in Italy and from the Red Dot design museum store in Singapore.
All photographs are courtesy: Sonalee DasÂ
Hope you liked reading the post and do write to me if you try out any of these looks!