A long, long time ago when my outfits were styled by my mom, I remember being forced to bring a jacket with me because it might get cold… even if it was 70 degrees out. If I didn’t wear the jacket, my mom would always say, “Just tie it around your waist!” I remember feeling nerdy and dorky. Let’s just say if I shared any photos of me sporting this look, it would be a humiliating Throwback Thursday. But, maybe my mom was psychic, knowing that this outfit would someday become trendy. Whether or not my mom predicted this trend, wearing a flannel or button up shirt around the waist is all the rage right now.
For this look, I used my jean button up shirt as a way to color block an all-black ensemble. I think using a shirt in this way really separates and defines your top half from your bottom half. It also serves as a way to make the waist seem a bit smaller. (Who doesn’t want that?!) This trend is flattering on any body shape because of the way the shirt flares out, giving a flow-y effect. I also added a dainty gold necklace and my favorite gold bracelet to highlight the gold detailing on the back of my shirt. As for footwear, I slipped on a pair of black booties with gold hardware to tie it all together.
I love this look because it’s so casual, but flattering at the same time. The shirt not only serves as an accessory, but it also serves a real purpose… to provide an extra layer and keep you from getting cold. See mom, I listen to you! …Most of the time.
Black Top, Jean Shirt, & Jeggings: Forever 21
Boots: Steve Madden
Bracelet: TJ Maxx
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