Spring Wardrobe 101: Wrap it Up

Diane Von Furstenberg first introduced the wrap dress in 1974, which would become an over-night success. Fast forward somewhat 40+ years to Spring’ 18 and were back were we started, but this season it’s all about the wrap-around shirts and tops. Effortless enough to wear and go, more stylish than a plain white shirt, the wrap shirt has cemented itself as a Spring must-have item!

In this week’s blog post, I have recreated a chic minimalistic free flowing, Spring-friendly look with this blush pink wrap blouse and white harem pants.

The popularity of the wrap shirt/dress/top is far from an enigma, while the word ‘flattering’ may be over-used when it comes to this piece it absolutely holds an obsolete connotation that you need to dress for your body shape), the wrap shirt promises to look great on everybody.

When looking to invest in the wrap shirt, opt for styles that made from a polyester fabric, for a more effortless finished. Remember with the wrap shirts, it’s all about striking a balance between casual yet polished look. The wrap shirt needs to be smart enough that you could go out to lunch in, yet effortless enough that it won’t look too formal.

This particular top that I am wearing is available from Bardot. In comparison with other wrap shirts, this style features a lot of detailing on the sleeves, with ruching and gathers on each sleeve and features a slight cold shoulder. The bottom of the sleeves is ruffled and fall quite long.

The wrap shirt ties at the right side but underneath has an extra tie for to keep the top in place. There is plenty of structure and security with the top which prevents it from becoming loose. Pro styling tip: Wear your wrap top with high-waisted pants or skirt for a completely defined on-trend look.

The light-weight fabric makes this piece very easy to wear in Spring as it’s light enough to team with a range of existing pieces in your wardrobe. In keeping with a Spring look, I opted to team the shirt with a pair of white harem pants. The look of harem pants is usually quite casual yet chic at the same time, so that’s why I decided to pair them with the shirt. It’s entirely up to you as to what you would like to team, but in keeping mind with the weather opt for lighter bottoms as this way the look is more up-to season.

Other options that you could use include white denim jeans, chambray jeans or denim shorts for a beachy look. Alternatively, you could opt for white linen shorts which also would look chic, just avoid teaming black (as convenient as black is and almost the ‘easy way out’ it just won’t do justice to a blush shirt. The harem pants that I am wearing are available from Decujba.

 

With this look, it’s important not to over-accessorize as there is quite a bit going on with the lighter colour palette. However, do decide to add some tan accessories to complete your look. I have chosen to team this pair of suede stiletto sandals with the pants and a tan clutch.

 

 

When wearing blush pink you will find that tan accessories set off the colour combination of white and pink quite like nothing else, so do keep it in mind when piecing your look together. Remember the season of Spring is all about introducing key pieces in your wardrobe to work in with your existing ones, so the next time you need inspiration, turn your attention to the wrap-blouse

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