I almost feel like I should start today’s post on deconstructed classics by saying, “Do not adjust your set.” Today’s Fab Fall Trend is Deconstructed Classics which are wardrobe staples reimagined in a way you’ve probably never seen before, let alone even dreamed of.
While gals with a more artistic style personality will immediately gravitate towards this trend, the rest of us may want to tread carefully. Choose the right pieces, and deconstructed classics are a fun trend that ups your style cred instantly. Get it wrong, and you run the risk of looking like Edward Scissorhands ran amok in your closet.
Whether you think it’s wacky or wonderful, you’ll definitely be seeing a lot of this sliced-up style this fall, especially some pretty interesting deconstructed shirts. Here are a few deconstructed tops that could work for you to help you navigate this tricky trend.
1. Layered-Look Sweatshirt
This cold shoulder sweatshirt from Trouvé has a little bit of everything going on. Statement sleeves featuring oversized bows call attention to the shoulder cutouts. This cold shoulder style is perfect for an over 40 gal who wants to show a touch of skin but still wants some coverage.
2. Solid and Plaid
Definitely on the tame end of the spectrum when it comes to the deconstructed classics trend, this sweet high-low Solid and plaid top hem top is an easy weekend or work-from-home piece to toss on with jeans or leggings. I love the cozy plaid that defines this piece as a fall trend in its own right.
3. Relaxed Meets Refined
It’s a comfy sweatshirt. No, it’s a crisp shirt. Wait! It’s both! This tie-sleeve sweatshirt gives you the best of both worlds. Aren’t the sleeves amazing? Business-like stripes meet elegant elbow ties, making them no-nonsense yet fun all at the same time.
4. Corset Blouse
This is a perfect way for women over 40 to wear a flattering and waist-sculpting corset belt. This poplin corset blouse laces up with adjustable ties, accentuating the waist and giving you extra curves.
5. Romantic Lace
The intricate floral pattern, a satin waistband, and velvet trim of this sheer lace top give a cotton button-up a romantic touch.
6. Cold Shoulder Plus
The crisp poplin collar, bib, and wrist ties stand out against the soft brushed fleece of this mixed media cold shoulder top.
7. One Blouse, Multiple Options
This unusual fractured poplin blouse is the Swiss Army Knife of shirts. With slit shoulders and a button-off hem, you can wear this blouse multiple ways. Keep the hem on for a classic look, or button it off for a cropped. Adjust the shoulders to show a little skin or, if you’re in the mood, a lot. Amazing, right?
What do you think of the deconstructed shirt trend? Do you think it’s cool or kooky?