Oufit Idea: One shirt 5 ways

This Witchery shirt and Just Jeans pant combo is a favourite of mine but wearing it the same old way can feel a little plain and predictable sometimes.

Here are 6 ways to style a shirt to be more interesting and still be incredibly comfortable to wear.


Look 1. Shirt: Unbuttoned with a tee, long necklace and bracelet. Great for casual.

Look 2. Shirt: Half buttoned with a loose crepe singlet peeking through, bib-style necklace on top and tailored vest. Great for smart-casual office.

Look 3.  Shirt unbuttoned, sleeves rolled down, loose top cinched at waist with a thin belt underneath.  Great for weekend casual.style-an-open-shirt-with-a-belt

Look 4.  Shirt:  Unbuttoned with a statement top underneath (a sequined top or a top you’d normally wear in the evening would work well too). Office casual.  style-an-open-shirt-with-a-interesting-top

Look 5. A slight modification to look 1.  By adding a cropped vest (or jacket), this look becomes more layered yet you can still see the shirt.  Great for weekend casual.open-shirt-style

Tip:  I find that working in complimentary colours to your shirt will make styling easier.  My shirt is light grey, so I stuck with whites, dark grey and generally earthy tones.

I wore a lot of these looks post pregnancy (simply because this shirt and others wouldn’t button up!).  But hey, if I didn’t have that issue I’d never think outside the box and style my shirts differently, and now I really enjoy wearing them open.

Looks aren’t new except for the Lovisa necklace in Look 2.  I’ve simply tried to give you inspiration so that you can experiment with items you might already own.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Erena Te Paa Stylist



  1. July 1, 2015 / 3:56 am

    Great timing! I needed some inspiration after a very frustrating session (trying to find a leather jacket) at Ezibuy. I bought nothing because nothing ‘sung’ to me. Gotta remember to stay with classics and rework what I have. For now. Looking for a chambray shirt….maybe Witchery is worth checking out.

  2. July 1, 2015 / 4:24 am

    I hate it when nothing ‘sings’ but at least you didn’t buy on impulse! My khaki leather jacket below was from Just Jeans. And Witchery is my go to more and more these days. I think I went looking for a chambray shirt and ended up with this one at the tail end of last season. Country Road also is another good place to try :-). If I see any of either on my travels I’ll let you know!

  3. July 2, 2015 / 4:00 am

    That’s a fantastic result, and it would seem you outdid the Decjuba au site which still lists is at nearly $200. Great buy and great choice! Bring on your ladies night ha 😊👍🏻

  4. July 2, 2015 / 5:22 am

    Such a good score! That style will keep on giving for years and do take snaps – I wanna see 😉👌🏻

  5. July 4, 2015 / 6:51 am

    So gorgeous! and I’ve seen the jacket online so I don’t need great lighting to know that it looks fab (and even better on!) High five to your stylist (and photographer). You my dear are ready to hit the town! P.s Watch out for the crazy rugby fans and have a great night 👍🏻 🌸

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