I recently started following Chicago blogger and YouTuber Christina a.k.a @cuddlepill and been completely obsessed with her styling and love for vintage. She was on her Instagram stories the other day talking about a new idea for her and her followers called #StyleRx where people take on a styling challenge each week and she shares the looks on Sundays. I've been in an outfit rut lately since all I have the energy to put on are sweats. This challenge came at the right time and I decided to join in with this first challenge of styling an oversize button-down.
Top: ZARA (similar here, $39.90), Shorts: Aerie ($13.98), Shoes: ZARA (similar here, $69.90), Bag: Béis ($28), Sunglasses: ZARA (similar here, $25.90)
I had been actually looking at this ZARA button-down the other day and thinking that it had been a while since I last wore it. I found it during the big summer sale in 2017 and it's been in my closet rotation ever since. I wanted to pair it with items that were on-trend but still really comfortable since that's become my main priority. I knew bike shorts were going to be the move here along with my tried and true dad sneakers. To add some polish, I wore my Beis belt bag around my chest toward the back and grabbed my ZARA cat-eye sunglasses to cover my undereye bags.
When I first put this outfit on, I thought I really liked it... but then I saw the photos. I felt like the look wasn't working out how I initially envisioned. The pieces were all working, just not together the way I had them. So I tried something different.
Unbuttoning allowed more of the shorts to show through and made the look more casual which was what I was going for. But I still wasn't loving it.
Tucking half of the shirt was key for me in bringing together this look. It brought some shape to the shirt and really showed off the shorts which were the other main part of the look.
Not every look turns out right on the first try, and that's fine. You just have to be flexible and try some different things until you get the look right. What did you think of this styling process and the new style challenge @cuddlepill has created? Let me know in the comments!