As from our 2017 style post, you'll already know that the humble shirt is going nowhere. This year, it's all about reinventing that wheel and making a style staple your own. Whether off the shoulder, tied at the back or worn as a dress – the prim and proper shirt is getting a rebel makeover. Allow us to introduce you to shirting 2.0. Forget memories of the rigid starchy number from your school days – shirting in 2017 is all about easy elegance, unlikely styling and cool colours. But how will you wear yours? We run down the best shirt icons – pick your team and get shirty with it.
Vogue Paris editor Emmanuelle Alt has that effortless Parisian cool look down to the tee. Her secret? Raiding the boys section for an oversized (and oh-so-sexy) fit. Get the look by shopping some men's shirts and find the perfect mannish fit to pair with your leather pants. Ooh la la!
Make your shirt work for you all year round by taking tips from street style star Pernille Teisbaek. In winter she layers crisp white shirts over dark polonecks and switches it up with bra-tops come spring. Our favourite look of hers? Oversized stripe shirts with an added clash print.
Pandora Sykes. Whether she’s rocking an ultra luxe shirt dress or tucking a frilly M&S or Miu Miu number into a pair of high waisted Levi’s, Pandora knows how to make a fashion statement. Her top tip? Check out NYC label Tome for sophisticated shirting and reinvented classics – Amal Clooney is also a fan.
Caroline Issa, publisher at Tank magazine and Fashion Week favourite wears hers bright and belted. This look is all about the details – pick a shirt with oversized cuff, interesting fabrics or unique buttons.
No shirt off would be complete without mentioning our gal, Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine. Leandra basically kick started the irreverent shirt trend thanks to her unexpected pairings and cheeky colour choices. Want the Leandra look? Rock a rolled sleeve, popped collar, frontwards, backward, sideways, everyway! She proves a good shirt will see you through all your style needs in 2017.
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