Similar to patent leather, lamé shirts are also closet essentials that play a vital part if rock glam is your thing. They may be over-the-top for certain people, yet these shirts are making a comeback.
With brands like Saint Laurent (during Hedi Slimane’s reign, who could have forgotten about his overpriced tiara?), Kate Moss with her collaboration at Equipment and Isabel Marant channeling the rock ‘n’ roll meets 1970s disco, it is high time you give this sparkler a shot.
You don’t need to be Courtney Love however, if you’re unsure of how to approach it up without looking too crazy, we have 5 different ways for you to style this sparkly goodness up. We’re using a Saint Laurent example to achieve 5 different looks. What a steal!
Hit the city with an oversized shirt (pretending that it’s borrowed from your boyfriend’s closet but in reality, you’ve just purchased it three sizes too big), and buckled at the waist with a thick laser cut belt. Pair it up with chic cat-eye sunglasses and a statement bag and pumps.
Get the look: Saint Laurent silk-blend lamé shirt (throughout), US$1,239 (S$1,755), Le Specs rose gold cat-eye sunglasses, US$105 (S$149), Balenciaga garnet red shoulder flap bag, €1,955 (S$2,962), Alaïa laser cut waisted leather belt, US$911 (S$1,290), Jimmy Choo military green suede buckled sandals, US$898 (S$1,272).
Turn the shirt into a an outfit with a boyish twist by throwing on a denim jacket and wide-leg pants whilst keeping your lamé shirt blousing out. Kick into a pair of slip-on sneakers that is within the same colour spectrum as the patchwork on your denim jacket.
Why stop at a lamé shirt? Head out with your girlfriends with your shirt tucked into a waisted lustrous mini skirt, and pair it up with a diamond necklace and silver toned accessories.
Get the look: Isabel Marant organza mini skirt, US$469 (S$669), Aquazurra heeled leather booties, US$909 (S$1,297), Tiffany & Co ‘Victoria’ diamond key pendant, US$10,925 (S$15,592), Tiffany & Co key wire bracelet, US$1,300 (S$1,855), Mulberry cocoa brown leather shoulder bag, US$1,235 (S$1,763).
Go effortless chic with your lamé shirt ‘messily’ tucked into a pair of dark denim jeans. Wrap yourself in a camel blazer and put on a subtle pair of heels to channel the Parisienne style.
Get the look: Blazé Milano cashmere camel blazer, US$2,566 (S$3,635), Acne Studios straight-leg raw denim jeans, US$230 (S$326), Francesco Russo studded leather pumps, US$870 (S$1,233), Loewe burgundy ‘Barcelona’ bag, US$2,450 (S$3,469).
Heading to a historical café for your first date? Dress your lamé shirt up with a fancy floor length ruffled dress, and add some feminine touches with satin pink bedazzle pumps and dangling earrings.
Get the look: Rosie Assoulin light grey three tier ruffled skirt, US$5,395 (S$7,652), Oscar de la Renta Swarovski crystal and resin earrings, US$275 (S$376), Miu Miu pink satin embellished pumps, US$1,180 (S$1,674).