What do you do when you have a closet full of dress shirts and feeling a little saucy? Put a bustier on it! I was led to try this top as a way to take what has become my signature look (for me, this means some iteration of denim and a dress shirt) to a little different place, while still keeping the essence of my style. It’s a statement piece that can be layered over my usual uniform for days when I need a little more pizzaz. Inspiration can be found here, here, and my personal fave.
Now that I have a good grip on my personal style, and have had some time to build a wardrobe of tailored basics that represent it, I’ve been keen on the idea of adding statement pieces that still fit my style, while adding a level of dimension to what I’ve already collected. My latest focus in this area is on bustier tops, which can be layered over shirts and under jackets/coats for a new level of interest. And I must say, as someone who is prone to slouching in front of a computer all day, a structured bustier top does wonders for your posture!
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Bustier findersKEEPERS thanks to Shopbop
Shirt Banana Republic
Jeans Rag & Bone thanks to Shopbop
Shoes Kate Spade
Watch thanks to Daniel Wellington (15% off with code “alterationsneeded”)
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples
Rings vintage & Catbird
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Bustier has been slimmed & shortened
Jeans have been hemmed & the ankle slimmed