We saw the style icon Carrie Bradshaw wearing boudoir-inspired outfits out in public, and wondered – that shouldn’t work, but it does! The sumptuous feast of outfits influenced by street style from Sex and the city made one thing clear – if paired well everything in your wardrobe can be a fashion statement. Even the most basic camisole. Most of us refer to camisoles as layering pieces, a shield that keeps the muffin top in check or pajamas tops. Cami may seem like a basic piece of clothing but its practical design makes it versatile and adaptable.
Whether you’re headed to a dinner date, a casual brunch or it’s a regular Monday at work. There's nothing a camisole can't do: a blazer on top here, a rigid pair of jeans there, perhaps an animal print skirt or textured pair of trousers to offset the fitted nature of a classic camisole.
Camisoles are brilliant stand-alone pieces that you could dress up or down depending on the occasion. It's all about the balance. Read along to find out five easy ways you can master the camisole style effortlessly.1. Going Solo
Like we said earlier, camisoles are much more than loungewear or just a base layer. Camis have the potential to take your look up a notch on its own.
You can even recreate Carrie’s first ever outfit from sex and the city opening sequence by just teaming your cami with a tutu and strappy sandals!2. Summer Time
It’s humid as hell outside and all you need is an outfit that allows your skin to breathe. As the temperatures start to rise, let out your hippie with a cami with a pair of paper bag trousers.
We get it: low cut, wrap front dresses are the go-to thing for summer. But the scepticism kicks in with the plunging necklines. In that case, all you need is a cami! It pairs effortlessly with just about any kind of neckline and gives much needed coverage. Depending on your dress, pick a contrast or a basic cami, style the look with accessories made from woven materials and elevate that summer look.3. Work day
Perk up your office-wear with a camisole under your blazer for a sharp look to carry while you are being the boss girl! You can also wear it under a sheer button-down shirt for added layers for comfort.
4. Brunch Day
Make your brunch outfit classy yet casual by pairing it with linen trousers or a linen short suit. Dawn a trendy look by choosing a singular colour palette. Simply pair your classic white or any other camisole with similar shade trousers or a skirt to complete the tone-on-tone look. For a dressy finish, we’re partial to slide sandals and a chunky necklace.
5. The Bold Type
For the bold ones out there, you can’t go wrong by pairing one with leather pants, corset heels, and a dainty baguette bag! We also recommend that you pair your camisole with an animal print skirt and a moto jacket to complete the sassy look!
Whatever the look, there is no doubt that a camisole is a wardrobe must-have. You can create multiple looks for different occasions with one piece of clothing. What better way to be stylish yet fashion conscious!