One of the very many reasons I adore being a style blogger is the fabulous friendships and opportunities for collaboration. I admired my friend Rachel from Redcliffe Style rocking this fabulous Lee Cooper for Big W Spotted Chambray Shirt recently. I spotted it in store (see what I did there?), but decided I couldn’t buy the same item my friend owned. Even though we live in different states.
Rachel pooh poohed that idea, and came up with a fab idea for a blog project. She’s a Thinking Woman that one.
Allow me to introduce you to Style It Project – a monthly style project where Rachel and I will select one piece – an affordable, easily accessible piece – and share how we’ve styled it.
It’s not a challenge and it’s not a competition. Style It Project taps into Everyday Style with Nikki from Styling You – the opportunity to see everyday women wearing everyday items in their own everyday style. Style It Project also evokes Redcliffe Style’s ethos – style is where you find it.
In the spirit of fashion, you’re more than welcome to join in and buy it, style it, snap it, Instagram it, Tweet it, like it, share it, blog it!
The inaugural Style It Project piece is a classic with an adorable twist – the Lee Cooper for Big W Spotted Chambray Shirt at only $25. That’s a lot of style and quality for not much moolah, don’t you think? I adore the classic Western style of the soft-as-butter chambray shirt. The polkadots just make me love it even more!
Shirts are not something I wear very often. It’s all about the boobs. If it fits in the front, it is usually too big in the shoulders or just billows in the back.
Plus ironing. I loathe it and shirts are one of those things that you really can’t get away with not ironing.
Enter the Lee Cooper for Big W spotted chambray shirt. Doesn’t need ironing, looks fab over sized and has poppers. I can do up buttons thank you very much, but poppers are much more OH&S friendly. Far less chance of taking out someone’s eye with a popper than with a flying button that has popped off!
My other style issue with shirts is that they tend to the boxy when it comes to shape. Unfortunately, so do I. A square waist and a boxy shirt is a recipe for instant frump.
How I’ve worked my way around this is to amp up the girliness and employ some of my How to Fake a Waist tips.
By teaming the oversized shirt with an oversized tulip skirt and defining my waist with a wide belt, I’ve created an hourglass silhouette. Abracadabra – it’s a fashion magic trick!
The Leona Edmiston black belt contrasts with the light pattern of the spotted shirt and the Veronika Maine floral skirt, and ties in with the dark pattern in the skirt and the Berlei Dig Free black leggings.
Et voila, a waist magically appears!
The mustard colour of my Jones the Bootmaker vintage heels coordinates with the skirt without being matchy matchy.
Just demonstrating how versatile the Lee Cooper for Big W Spotted Chambray Shirt is – and how the Style It Project works – by wearing the shirt with stylish track pants (yes, I can’t believe I said that either). Loving my Katies Space Dye Harem Pants with my comfy Mox flats in Sherbet.
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