This shirt grabbed my attention: the colors, the birds, the “this looks like it should be worn by a 60-year-old man on a Hawaiian beach” feel. I thought the shirt was ugly….and by itself, I still think it is (cue Shug Avery’s line to Celie in the Color Purple: “You sho is ugly!”). With a little imagination and styling, however, you can make [almost] anything cute (after all, Celie did grow into her own beauty).
To give it a little flare, I rolled the sleeves and pinned them. Then I button the shirt halfway and tied the bottom. I love this shirt paired with a black high waist skirt, yellow flats, a thrifted watch, and bracelets made by a friend’s mom. Kinda feelin’ the birds even more today. Gives the outfit a whimsical feel…perfect for a mild fall day!
Sidenote: I’m thinking about making a bandeau top out of this shirt…hmmm…stay tuned!