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17 Jun 2016

Shirt Reinvented

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges

When I first saw this cardigan hanging in my mother's friend's boutique (the one in her basement...it's a lot classier than it sounds!), I took it off the hanger. I wasn't sure - I don't usually tend to go for overtly Chinese or oriental designs, but something about it just drew me in. It reminds me of the paintings that used to hang in my uncle's Chinese restaurant in Austria and I get such a sense of nostalgia when I wear it. Now, it's become a fast favourite. I wish you could feel the incredible softness of the cashmere - it's absolutely divine, enveloping me in a cocoon of gentle warmth.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing cashmere cardigan from Korea, H&M shirt and jeans, Dolce Vita wedges

When I posted this look on Instagram, I was asked how to achieve it. It's really as simple as it seems! Simply button up the shirt around your body as usual, except with your arms out of the sleeves (sort of like a crop top). With the sleeves hanging by your sides, take them and tie them tightly under your bust in a bow/knot, so that they sit comfortably without shifting. Added bonus - as a woman with almost no bust, this technique made me look a tad...fuller.

More and more often lately I look at my wardrobe and feel uninspired, unexcited and even a little frustrated. So, it felt good to reuse an old piece that I barely wear and make it feel fresh and interesting again. I'm cutting down drastically and either donating, throwing out or selling items that I haven't worn in an age (or even at all). Have a look at my shop section if you're interested in doing a little light shopping!

13 comments :

  1. This cardi is amazing and I love what you did with your skirt!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  2. can I steal this trick from you? Please!!!!! Although I don't have a slightest chance to look as good as you!
    Kira
    <3 <3 <3

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    1. Haha I'm glad you like it, love! X

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  3. I love seeing how people are styling shirts for the new season - so many weird and wonderful suggestions, though this one comes out on top; it's perfect! The embroidery on the back of the longline cardigan truly is so, so beautiful...

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Agreed, it's great for inspiration. Thank you, Gabrielle, I'm so glad you like both the cardi and the shirt! X

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  4. That duster cardigan is absolutely GORGEOUS. I need one in my life! I love what you did with the shirt too, but I don't think it would work as well on my body!

    Lottie xx
    http://lottielamour.co.uk

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  5. omg what a fun trick with the shirt! and i love the embroidery on the coat
    Xx
    Kali
    www.lovelaughexplore.com
    @love_laugh_explore
    https://www.facebook.com/lovelaughexplore/

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  6. Work it, work it, work it Kamara. I am so loving the simplicity of this look. And those wedges... so me right now. You look absolutely amazing.

    Kia / KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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    1. Thanks, Kia! Yeah, I can't get enough of these wedges...so comfortable and flattering.

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  7. Very creative outfit! Love it!

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