How to Style Corsets: Look 2


The second look of How to Style Corsets features the black version of the Zara corset t-shirt and is a casual outfit. The corset t-shirt has lacing at the hemline which is figure flattering as it cinches me in the waist. To accentuate that, I chose a high-waisted skater skirt in a striped print. If you, like me, gravitate towards black and/or white clothes, adding prints (even if they're black and/or white) to your wardrobe will give some variation to your outfits. Since the corset t-shirt is cropped, I opted for a high-waisted skirt. The combination of a cropped top and a high-waisted bottom is suitable for someone like me who has a longer torso and shorter legs as it shortens my torso and creates the illusion of longer legs. Also, since the corset t-shirt has details at the hemline, I wore a bottom that has no details at the waistline so as to not clash with the top half of the outfit.

Accessories can be a subtle way of injecting prints into your wardrobe, which is what I did with these Quay Australia marbled sunglasses. Like the striped skirt, the marbled sunglasses add some dimension to the outfit by virtue of them being a print (even if they're black and white). Before I bought them, I was sceptical about how much wear I would be able to get out of them but, to my surprise, I've found myself reaching for them regularly. Although they're a statement piece, they're subtle in a way that can be worn with most colours and prints. I highly recommend Quay Australia for stylish statement sunglasses of decent quality that won't break the bank. I also like the subtle mix of prints between the marbled sunglasses and the striped skirt. The look is finished off with a bright red bag to add a pop of colour to an otherwise monochromatic outfit and a pair of black strappy sandals that I can walk for hours in.

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Wearing: Zara t-shirt (similar) / Factorie skirt / Quay Australia sunglasses / Céline bag (pre-loved) / sandals from Bali (similar)

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