A backwards approach to the simple button up, this season the white silk shirt is undergoing a style overhaul. Worn inside out, back to front and upside down, confused chic is having a moment – and we’re totally convinced.
Another pre-fall curve ball to divide the style tribe, Chanel’s back button cardigan and Off-White’s reverse denim jacket have got us wondering how we can make this fashion forward style trick unique.
Championed by runway rebels like Miss Medine and Alexa Chung, the formal shirt is being redefined with an eccentric street appeal.
Whether you’re rocking a neat bow, minimalist one button back or an \\, this backwards approach to everyday shirting is currently #trending across all style capitals. Learn the tricks of the trade with our VAUGHAN fashion hack master class…
Keeping it minimal, when it comes to timeless wardrobe staples there is no substitute to a pure white silk shirt. Worn XXL, our classic Hepburn shirt is the ideal candidate for this back to school design re-edit. Styled with a half-button back, this casual update on standard shirting gives style staples a new lease of life; showing off our post-holiday summer glow, this autumnal segue is a no-nonsense fashion evolution from formal to kerbside cool.
Styled with thrift shop denim like these fringed hem jeans, an oversized silk shirt can give a purposeful touch of luxury and help last season’s statement pieces go further.
Lovingly tucked into the low-slung waistband of these stone washed jeans, this Swarovski encrusted silk shirt oozes with an elegant sophistication – proving that with the right sartorial guidance, the backwards shirt is an instantly recognisable fashion update, and not a careless attempt at getting dressed in the dark!
A mini trend with major impact, this surprisingly fuss-free approach to new season tailoring blends deconstructed silhouettes with a relaxed élan. Accessorised with well placed (and backwards, of course) charm necklaces like these mix n’match gold dog tags from Versace and J.Crew, this look is an easy weekend ensemble to pair with androgynous low top trainers, or if you’re anything like us, with these strapping pointed leather mules.
Topped off with a pair of shady cat eye frames or a busy tote, this look stays true to the ultimate fashion mantra, ‘whatever you wear, wear it well’.
A door to door design for those ambivalent weekend wardrobes and ‘nothing to wear’ Sundays, think outside the box this season with the reversed shirt.
Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Glass Menagerie, 3x1 cropped fringe jeans, Guiseppe Zannoti mules, J Crew and Versace charm necklaces
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