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A lawyer by profession who has a passion for fashion, beauty and make-up! My love for fashion has fuelled the creation of this blog. I find it mentally stimulating and creatively satisfying to write about the things I love.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Monochrome and Colourblock- 2 Trends in One Item: Work Outfit

I love this shirt. I really do! It’s a combined package of 2 of the hottest trends right now- monochrome and colourblock! And it has got the prettiest collar ever- with shiny little metallic studs and sequins.

Remember my visit to the flea market with my friend where I scored the gorgeous yellow maxi dress and the denim tunic, well that’s where and when I picked up this chic shirt. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to get it. And even my friend liked it so much that both us ended up getting the same shirt :D Now we are just looking forward to wearing it together--- BIG fun! :P

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you would know that I wore this shirt to work on Monday. I teamed it up with my black skinnies and black pumps. The studded collar adds a touch of edge and funk to this shirt without making it inappropriate for work. I carried my regular bag and I like the fact that it added a pop of rich brown to this monochrome outfit. In all honesty, I loved this look (batting eyelashes now).

Why I love this shirt so much you ask?! I will just list out the reasons for you:

1.      Fit- The fit is beautiful- for me fit of any garment is very important. No matter how expensive your clothes  might be, if the fit isn’t right, you won’t shine!

2.      Trendy-Monochrome and Colourblocking- it combines 2 of the hottest trends of the season. And although  I’m not a big follower of trends, it doesn’t hurt to get a little trendy every now and then.

3.      The Studded Collar- Gorgeous! It adds an edginess to the shirt. You don’t need no bling while wearing this shirt.

4.     Multi-Purpose/Versatile- It can be worn to work (as seen above) or for a night out with some coloured pants (coral, cobalt, hot pink).

5.      Price- Definitely a style score. I mean the price I paid for it makes me love it even more.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this outfit.

Shirt: Flea Market
Skinnies: Mango
Bag: Gifted
Shoes: Tashi
Aviators: M&S

If you want to see my OOTD, you can follow me on Instagram (clothesandcreativity).

Also, I am linking up with Three-fer Thursday and Passion for Fashion Friday.


  1. Anya that's another great find. You look very elegant yet stylish and sophisticated at the same time. I would love that shirt too.

  2. thank's for your information and i really like your post ^___^

    1. You're welcome, Obat Maag!
      I'm glad you liked the post. :)

  3. I really like the studded collar!

  4. Hello! Came to say hi and look at today's outfit, you look very professional but still fun, I also love any sparkly collar. :D

  5. ooh great find, you can't go wrong with a studded collar! x

    1. Thanks, head over heels! :)
      This is my first studded collar shirt and I'm loving it!

  6. OOOooooh! That collar is fabulous!! You look great!
    Thank you for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

    1. Thanks, Lena! :)
      The link-up is a great way of discovering new blogs!