6 Ways to work the bustier / corset over shirt trend

Written by Sally

I am not a trend driven dresser but I do like to play around and experiment as my mantra for clients #DareMoreCareLess #Individualityisalwaysontrend attest.

Although I love street style I am very aware that most of the women photographed are in their 20s and not working mums aged 45 with two kids and running a business in a suburb in Australia’s third city like me :)

In fact, this is one reason I started the #SpotMyStyle #realstreetstyle hashtag on instagram this year now at 18k+ posts to help all women be inspired by others individuality, creativity and self expression.

Anyway – when I saw this shot of Carine Roitfeld some 9 years ago … I remember being very inspired – she is pretty cool – she used an Obi belt corset but I loved how she layered it over a plain T-shirt.



then I saw this pic and thought she is in her forties and killing it… so when  Honey & Beau asked me to choose something from their range and I saw this cool origami detailed bustier /corset (sold out now) and thought – that could be fun to play with and style.



Here are 6 ways I have worn it and it is still summer – watch out knitwear I am coming for you. Who knows maybe I will totally go for the tube top over turtle neck next ?


Workshop – Speaking Event with Corporate Clients 



Styled with: H&M White shirt dress, DIY fringed APC jeans, Vintage belt, bandana choker, Manning & Cartell Mules


Gucci instore evening event

same as above – swapped in Jeans for Zara kick flare crop pants with raffia clutch and customised with flowers


Weekend Trip to GoMA with the kids

Styled with: Shabby Sisters ribbed distressed black denims, ballet slippers with DIY Miu Miu inspired ribbons, Striped T-shirt, Ann Demeulemeester Trench, Kmart choker & Opshop sequin Cap


Midweek Work Meetings with clients 


styled with: H&M horse print t-shirt, Opshop thrifted Cue pinstripe fold over yellow skirt, Kmart gold choker, Pearl hoops, Manning & Cartel leather mules.


For everyday client meetings

styled with: Opshop thrifted Vintage silk blouse, Ellery gold tabard, DIY Paint splattered jeans, squidtopia Kenzie Collective & Mel Thurley earrings, Chameleon Ink clutch Manning & Cartel leather mules.


Client’s Film Event at QT Hotel 

styled with: Kmart boys Camouflage Tshirt, Whistles Black Leather Skirt, Black fishnetsocks, Ginger & Smart Black heels


Have you been styling a bustier over a shirt ?

Check out #SpotMyStyle #realstreetstyle on IG for more inspo

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