Collared Shirt and Balloon Sleeves

February 22, 2017
Outfit Partnerships Style

Shirt: Romwe | Skirt: ASTR | Boots: Asos | Jacket: Only & Sons | Bag: Longchamp

Fashion and style, albeit two slightly different concepts, are perfect expressive outlets for the wild hearts. Style takes fashion and converts it into something personalized, unique, and meaningful. Together, they form a special synergy that lets the wearer run free with creativity, and that’s the part that intrigues me the most about fashion. A dress can be worn as a blouse. A shirt can be worn backwards. That’s just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, but you get the idea.

When I came across this contrast trim top, I knew I wanted to put my own spin on it. The built-in collar and balloon cuffed sleeves already differentiate this button-down collared shirt from others, but I envisioned taking it a step further. Turning it backwards so that the buttons faced the back was a simple yet effective move. Whichever way it was designed to be worn, I’m just delighted that I can wear it in multiple styles… and this applies to all of my other button-down shirts too.

With white collared tips peeking in the front and buttons streaming down the back, this collared shirt easily transformed into a feminine yet bold closet staple. Cue the final touch of draping a men’s bomber jacket over the outfit just casually enough to make a sartorial statement as well as to add one slight extra barrier against the February chill of New York City, and this outfit became the epitome of a chic marriage between fashion and style.

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Special thanks to Romwe for sponsoring this post. 


  • Reply Yasmin February 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Love the collared shirt and skirt! Your styling is awesome!


  • Reply Brandi Matthews February 23, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I’m loving this top babe!!!
    Happy Wednesday!!!
    Xx Brandi

    • Reply josephine February 24, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Me too! Thanks Brandi! xx

  • Reply violettedaily February 23, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Such a cute outfit, I love the balloon sleeves! You look so pretty!

    • Reply josephine February 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      The balloon sleeves are so fun 🙂 Thanks so much!! xx

  • Reply Khloe Lo February 23, 2017 at 6:31 am

    love your outfit! and the pictures are amazing! Keep up the amazing work <3
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    • Reply josephine February 24, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      You too! Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  • Reply Erica February 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    This is the cutest outfit ever—and those sleeves! Love the structure of the collar too. <3


    • Reply josephine February 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      That means so much, coming from you, Erica! Thank you!!

  • Reply Karen Or February 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Love the collared look! So cute:)

  • Reply natcrys March 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Very cute outfit! 🙂

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