She talks Glam

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Reuse, Repurpose, Reinvent | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

Out of the Box Styling tips

As I get deeper and deeper in the fashion labyrinth, my mind keeps changing in terms of style, brands and trends. I am still in the process of figuring myself out and at the same time, I am really trying to think out of the box in order to come up with original content for you guys. Although I’ll admit sometimes it’s easy to feel stumped and get dragged by the idea that there is nothing really original out there and that everything is already done, particularly in the world of fashion *deep sigh*.

However, if anything, this blogging business is definitely helping me push my own style boundaries, as you could witness in this previous post, and this is adding a touch of originality and improvisation in my day to day life. Some people get creative in the kitchen, some others at work, and some of us, in front of our wardrobe. 🙂

For this week’s look, I had a clear idea in mind: to reuse something I already owned and give it a new life, a new meaning. I was looking for a touch of wow, but also something that I would wear in a non-blog-photoshooting kinda situation.

I resorted to the inspiration mecca –Pinterest– and started to look for different ways to style a button down shirt, a piece of clothing I don’t tend to favour very often as I am a self declared casualwear lover! These are some of the ideas that caught my eye:

She talks Glam | Off the shoulder front knot shirt | Out of the box Styling tips | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger

As you can see, when it comes to styling, your imagination is the limit! I love the way a shirt can be dressed down in order to enhance our natural assets and fill in as the perfect summery top. Don’t you agree?

And after finding some inspiration… here’s what I came up with. Hope you like it, glamistas!

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

A simple knot on the front with the shirt’s sleeves gave life to this pretty off-the-shoulder shirt. I didn’t expect it to work when I got started, but was pleasantly surprised with the result. I decided to leave the collar out at the back as a little lapel. In my head this touch screams “restyled item” and I liked that ♥

To complete the look, a touch of colour (because I love me a lot bit of colour) and these golden necklaces layering to perfection over my ultra-pale neckline 😀

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

Out of the Box Styling tips:

1. Reconnect with your oldies: Let’s be honest, it’s not always possible to keep up with every trend that comes out, even if we fall in love with half of them every season. Plan B: have a closer look in your wardrobe. I am sure you have at least a pair of items that have not received all the love they deserve lately. If you did not discard them in your latest clear out, why not trying to light the flame again and remember why you included them in your personal collection to start with? 😉

2. Try a new combination: perhaps you are bored of that particular sweater or shirt because you always styled it in the same way. Granted, there is no much room for surprise with a pair of jeans, but tops and accessories are your allies here. Try layering, mixing patterns and prints, ruffles and simple cuts. You will most likely find a winning combination and a new-looking outfit without splurging any cash!

3. Wear it differently: that’s precisely what I did here, took an old office shirt that I really like but almost never wear and saw the potential in it. With a bit of help from Pinterest, I can now style this little number in multiple ways and adapt it to different occasions. Isn’t that cool?

4. Something borrowed: as you could see here, sometimes the answer to a styling impasse is in your BF’s closet, and when I say BF I mean sister, mum, best friend… Garment swapping/borrowing might be the best way to get out of your styling box and add a different vibe to your look, even if for a day!

5. Don’t be afraid: what if you try to follow point 2 of this list and end up with a really odd-looking combo, an unflattering shape or mix of colours? Well, you’ll learn from the experience and at least you will have tried something new, you might also end up overcoming your style limits and discovering that you can pull off certain things that you didn’t think possible before and in my book, that’s a risk worth taking 😉

She talks Glam | Button down shirt as off the shoulder | Front Knot | Out of the box Styling tips | Embroidered clutch | Colourful touch | Blue shirt | Black Blazer | Out of the box Fashion | Make the most of your wardrobe | Original touches | Hip ways to wear a button down shirt | Moodboard | Style inspiration | UK blogger | Fashion blogger | Spanish Blogger | Positive Fashion |

Do you guys get creative in front of your wardrobe or are you loyal to your looks?

Hope you guys have a fantastic Father’s day! Much love from sunny England

Peace&Love

Saida

{H&M striped elastic shirt & jeans}  {Embroidered bag from Thailand – similar here and here}  {Orelia Jewellery choker} {H&M round double pendant} {Fábrica de Imaginación – delicate necklace} {Primark sunnies & flats}

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57 Comments

  1. Annie lewis

    8th July 2017 at 3:09 am

    Cool look!! Love the top, that is so cool and amazing!!

    1. Saida

      8th July 2017 at 10:20 am

      So glad you like it, dear, thanks so much for reading!

  2. Mel

    1st July 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, looks amazing! I thought it was just a strapless top before reading O__O Nicely done!!

    1. Saida

      2nd July 2017 at 10:33 am

      Hehehe, thanks my dearest, I was also surprised when saw the result and thought I had to share 😛

  3. Isra

    29th June 2017 at 5:50 am

    You look great! Wear it differently is my staple rule, always gets me excited to rewear my clothes.

    http://www.whatisrawrote.com

  4. Kim

    28th June 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Great inspiration! You pulled it off well.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  5. Steal4Style

    27th June 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Me acabas de recordar que tengo un bolso parecido a este. He ido a mirar la caja y resulta que tengo algún bolso más del que me había olvidado. Me parece que has dado en la clave con los tips. Yo a veces he llegado a liarla pasándome de creativa jajaja.
    Me flipa lo perfecta que te ha quedado la camisa, parece que fuera hecha para ser llevada así. Un besazo, Saida!!
    Steal4Style.com

    1. Saida

      28th June 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Hahahaha, no hay nada de malo, la vida es un carnaval! Y a mí me suele pasar lo mismo con prendas y accesorios olvidados en el fondo del armario, así que ya va siendo hora de darles vidilla! Gracias por leerme, amore Xx

  6. elleselauner

    27th June 2017 at 3:14 pm

    So amazed what you were able to create out of a button down shirt! It looks so great!! Thanks for sharing these ideas. XO, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

    1. Saida

      27th June 2017 at 11:38 pm

      Finding new treasures in one’s wardrobe is exciting, isn’t it? So glad you liked it, gorgeous Ellese!

  7. violettedaily

    25th June 2017 at 7:38 am

    I loved this post and tips! It’s all about creation and you’re doing perfectly!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:16 am

      So happy you liked it V., have an awesome Sunday!

  8. yuka

    24th June 2017 at 8:36 pm

    love how you wore that shirt! that is so creative!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thanks so much babe, happy Sunday Xx

  9. Cindy Elena

    23rd June 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Tu camisa te luce increíble y ni hablar de tu bolso que muero de lo lindo que esta!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Awww, muchas gracias, preciosa! ♥

  10. Shania O. Mason

    23rd June 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I absolutely love how the bag adds a pop of color to outfit. It’s like, a classic outfit with a hint of pepper! Kudos!

    Shania
    shaniamason.com

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:30 pm

      hi Shania, I have always loved pops of colour in my looks 😀 Glad to see we are on the same page and so happy you stopped by Xx

  11. Rina

    22nd June 2017 at 6:13 pm

    It definitely can be difficult when fashion is repeated over and over but I love when classics are re-invented like the button up shirt. I have been wearing my button-ups in many ways lately too!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:31 pm

      IKR? When creativity strikes, we have to make the best of it. Or just have a look around, so many stylish women out there!! Thanks for stopping by dearest Rina

  12. Dora

    22nd June 2017 at 5:47 pm

    This is such a cool idea! It took me a while to realize that it was a classic shirt tied around. You’ve styled it to perfection with the simple jewelry and the embroidered clutch.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment Dora, I was pleasantly surprised with the result as well! Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

  13. Haute Spark By Adela

    22nd June 2017 at 4:47 pm

    You look fabulous darling! Love your creativity and style!

    Adela
    http://www.hautespark.com

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you so much for the support and kind comment Adela, it means a lot!

  14. emily

    22nd June 2017 at 4:26 pm

    You have styled this shirt so well! Such a cool way to wear it! I like the idea of revamping pieces already in the wardrobe and finding new ways to wear them too!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Yes, not only it is sustainable but you can achieve some pretty original results, win-win situation! 🙂

  15. Alyssa

    21st June 2017 at 5:46 pm

    That is indeed out of the box! I love it 🙂 I would try that when I have a sleepover lol

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    1. Saida

      24th June 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Haha, would love to see how you style or what you come up with Alyssa! Thanks for reading, babe

  16. Katherine Tran

    20th June 2017 at 7:17 pm

    This is so cool! It turned out so well. I love how you took something you had and gave it a new use and look 🙂

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

  17. Shannon

    20th June 2017 at 2:55 am

    Such a versatile piece! I love seeing people repurpose or reinterpret clothing items! Even if every one has the same piece of clothing, you can still make yours individual!

    TFM – Life & Style

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:17 am

      Couldn’t agree more, Shannon, not always easy but sometimes is also fun to get out of your comfort zone 😉

  18. districtofchic1

    20th June 2017 at 2:23 am

    This is genius! This looks like you totally just bought a trendy top (but without having the spend the $)! I LOVE this!

    District of Chic

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:22 am

      Thanks dear, I think it was a fortunate experiment 🙂

  19. Jessica

    20th June 2017 at 1:48 am

    What lovely tips you shared. I also adore your outfit. Love the top and your sandals!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so so much dear Jessica, I am really happy you liked the look!

  20. Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket

    20th June 2017 at 1:29 am

    Ooh I love this! I tried to do that once but it ended up looking kind of weird, maybe I was tying it wrong. If I really like an outfit I have no problem re-wearing it but I usually try to think of new combos.

    1. Saida

      20th June 2017 at 11:59 pm

      Agreed, I have my fail-proof outfits as well and I love wearing them regularly but sometimes creativity takes the lead. A little trick, this shirt is elastic so it really keeps its shape and doesn’t crease too much, I think that’s one of the reasons why this worked out so well 😉

  21. Marta Carvalho

    19th June 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I love how you can style a classic shirt in so many different ways 🙂 you look amazing!
    LA VEINE

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:18 am

      Thanks so much Marta, hope you nailed it this week!!

  22. Benita James

    19th June 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I totally agree with you. Being a style blogger is pushing my style boundaries also. Love this look , the top is cute and sexy.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:20 am

      That’s why we are having so much fun with this, aren’t we? 🙂 Thanks for reading, babe, hope you have a great day!

  23. thekaragon

    19th June 2017 at 6:18 pm

    What a great bag & great tips. You look incredible!

    http://www.thekaragon.com

  24. Amy Arnold

    19th June 2017 at 2:31 pm

    This turned out so well! I absolutely love the end result. So creative!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Saida

      25th June 2017 at 10:19 am

      Thank you! I didn’t have high hopes but was actually pleasantly surprised with the outcome so had to share with you guys! hehe

  25. Shanice

    19th June 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I love to wear items in different ways, that´s what makes style and fashion creative, right?! 🙂 You done it so well with this shirt, so cool! I wish you a lovely day!
    Shanice
    http://texturecharmscolour.de

    1. Saida

      21st June 2017 at 12:01 am

      Thanks for your sweet comment Shanice, I couldn’t agree more with your words. Fashion can be and should be a creative realm so I had so much fun diving into it!

  26. Siffat Haider

    19th June 2017 at 7:31 am

    You styled this shirt SO creatively. I actually had to look closely to realize that it was a shirt and not a tube top!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    1. Saida

      21st June 2017 at 12:06 am

      Hahaha I guess mission accomplished? A bit of surprise yet a very simple styling option 😀 Hope you are off to a great week gorgeous Siffat, thanks for stopping by!

  27. Nistha Saraf

    19th June 2017 at 6:41 am

    Nice tips…love the look and that bag is the goal now!! You look fab!!!
    Love
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/little-black-dress/

  28. Renia Jaz

    18th June 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Dear Saida,

    I know how you feel…when it comes to fashion it is not easy to come up with something new, sometimes I wonder how those girls come up with such an amazing ideas.
    Nevertheless, I love what you did with your shirt, and I love the idea that you wanted to give it a new life and you did create absolutely beautiful look. I believe that simplicity is the most beautiful, and thats exactly what you did.
    Stunning look and stunning you! I need to try and wear my shirt like that!

    Have a lovely day!
    Kisses
    Renia

    1. Saida

      21st June 2017 at 12:03 am

      Dear Renia, that is the constant struggle, being creative without losing yourself in the noise. I have seen your outfits and you have such a unique and original style with statement pieces that really stand out! Thank you so much for stopping by and so glad you liked the result of my experiment ♥

  29. MM

    18th June 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Está ideal´el post…y tu guapisima!!!

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