However you flip it and turn it and roll it around and  – [insert any synonym here] – more often than not I end up dressing up in a hurry. Hence in the same outfit all the time. So I’m either in jeans + various tops (statement shirts in spring), OR I’m in activewear. I’ve come to terms with it really, and I think it’s a sartorial condition of the lazy fashion lover. Also, I don’t have a walk in closet. It’d be so easy to dress up if I saw all my clothes lined up, and practically putting themselves together for my fashion sake.

I can’t be the only one in this situation, right?!

So this condition alongside my lack of time and lazy way of being, has led to me opting for style gimmicks – jewellery, great shoes, statement shirts –  that trick people into thinking I actually put effort into my looks, and I actually give a damn. I do, but I also don’t, you know. Like I’m so lazy, but I’m so active as well. #gymratalert Never mind.

Statement Shirts: Why They’re The Best Style Gimmick For Lazy People?

When designers showed statement shirts in their 2016-2017 collections – big sleeves, massive collars, oversized, ruffles et all – I was taken aback to be honest.

Nevertheless,  I have learned to never say never, hence my love and penchant in 2017 Spring for statement shirts. They are a blessing when dressing up. They don’t only make it okay to wear a simple denim bottom, but actually require your most basic jeans or skirt ever. Man, talk about a trend right down my street.

Statement shirts like button downs for both girls and boys, or Spanish flamenco inspired styles with massive sleeves and wrap like design, or crispy ruffles are the statement shirts of 2017. They look amazing with the least fashion effort you can put together on those mornings you hate everything.

Then there are the graphic tees – statement shirts – for both men and women.They’re the holy grail of outspoken fashion lovers. I speak my mind, AND I wear it as well. These statement shirts are usually either super massive cut with cheeky, uncomfortable truths sprayed all over them, OR they are cropped and so fitted it’s retro-sexy like hell.

And for party lovers the statement shirts are party tops aka going out tops #90sAlert, which you pair with your everyday jeans and BAM! you suddenly look like Britney Spears or Many Moore back in the day ready to go out dancing your friends and maybe run into your crush. #fingerscrossed

Whether it’s for office, for Saturday brunch, for Friday night, for business meetings, for soulmate meeting – statement shirts – come in all styles and for all the above occasions. Extreme designs, heavy prints, cheecky cuts, bedazzled, sequinned, too tight, too loose, too much, too little – Spring 2017 statement shirts have it all.

How To Wear Statement Shirts?

  • Step 1: be aware of the occasion. Office wear goes well with statement shirts like button downs.
  • Step 2: pick a statement shirt. For business keep it statement professional, and for party go all out.
  • Step 3. Pair it with jeans. Simple as that. From classic cuts, to boyfriends, and skinny. Yeah, I know they say skinny jeans are dead. I refuse to believe it. So judge me.
  • Step 4: Chose your shoes. Shoes usually set the tone. Sneakers and flats for a more cool laid back style. Heels for the opposite.

Get The Statement Shirts Look.

My fave picks below. Click on image to shop if you like ’em.


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Yeah. If only I had like a village to dress me up, or I had like 2 hours booked only for picking a great outfit. How cool would that be. Let’s all take a moment and visualise…

Yeah. Never gonna happen.

Thank God for statement then. You know?!

Have a great weekend my loves. xoxo


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