Super Power Ways To Style Your Shirt

There is something utterly comforting about wearing a lowly cotton shirt. It's low-key and easy, and opens doors of opportunity to countless styling ideas. While some would opt to cut up their shirt or scrunch up the hem for ab exposure in the true *swag spirit*, I would personally use my styling powers to dress it up to distract people (friends, clients, countrymen) from the fact that I actually came to meet them in just a tee. Today I share with you its wonders:

 

USE IT AS FOUNDATION

Aside from BB cream and great underwear, a plain cotton tee also makes for a great foundation. Think of it as an opportunity to pile on crazier elements, such as a graphic-print skirt that's as breezy as the wind, and an oversized coat with the most puffed sleeves ever.

 

POWER IT WITH BLACK

No color can ever really be the new black. Black is and remains to be and forever will be the safest, no-fail, instant chic non-color of choice.

By the way my shirt here says "Buti nalang Sabado bukas" or "good thing it's Saturday tomorrow", which can be read as the lyrics from the Eraserheads song or simply your feelings for the day. Here's a bonus tita style lesson: don't let the statement on your tee restrict you.

 

FLUFF IT UP WITH A PRINCESS-Y SKIRT

As with the ratty pillow I've been sleeping with since I was a child (gasp!) there are many other childhood possessions I cannot part with. This Lego shirt isn't from my early years per se, but the design is a rightful homage to the times we played with my older sister's Lego set. With this look, I chose to embrace the childish demeanor as led by the shirt, and wear it with a princess-y skirt and earrings to match.

 

ADAPT A TREND WHILE AT IT

Technically, this look is dress over pants, but not really because I keep it unbuttoned and wear it as an added layer to my jeans and shirt and sneakers. And since the dress has pockets, it in fact makes it feel like having a polka dot apron over my outfit and thankfully, is in theme with my errand day look.

What do you think? I bet your mind is running wild now with ways to style your shirt.

 

Photos are by Jem Bautista.

 

 

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