Trends are always fun, especially when a new season takes hold and all these new styles emerge. After awhile though trends become rampant and played out. I want to be trendy in a way that stands out, not blend in with the crowd. I call this trending in: when a trend is so saturated that everyone is wearing it, no longer allowing you to standout as fashion forward by doing so.  This has ALREADY happened for fall.

So this Trending Tuesday I was in search for a trend to try that didn’t feel overused or played out. And here it is….drumroll please…..Corsets over shirts! A trend only flaunted by the truly fashion fearless. It’s a great way to standout, not only as fashionable but as different from the crowd wearing let’s say Velvet Blazers.

I bought this corset from a thrift store awhile back with this look in mind but haven’t been able to bring myself to wear it for 2 reasons:

  1. It didn’t comfortably fastened all the way down (yes, down…as in my belly was too large)
  2. Even I was a little hesitant to flaunt this look

Then the other day as I was perusing the internet I came across a look from The Brock Collection F/W 16. A corset was styled over a dress with only a few hooks clasped. This inspired me try the corset again. This time I only buttoned the very top (but it actually fit now completely clasped!). The result…a new style I can’t wait to try with various tops throughout the season!

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Tip: Try only buttoning your corset down to your smallest part. It’s more comfortable and creates a slimming silhouette by accentuating your smallest portion. For a more “classic” way to wear, clasp it completely.
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This look was so simple I went crazy (well my version of crazy) with my accessories!

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Tip: Unbutton the bottom of your shirt to match the v-shape line of the corset. It makes your waist appear tiny, while also showing off your legs…adding flare to your outfit.
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I chose slim leg jeans. Skinnies made me look top heavy, and relaxed jeans had too much volume. Tip: Just be sure to balance out your frame with whatever pant you choose.
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I love the lace-up detailing on the back. I can’t wait to play around with other ribbon!

I know. I know. Ihis outfit is a bit dramatic with the long-hem button-down shirt. But try it with a regular length button-down or even over a fun graphic t-shirt (to tone it down even more swap the corset for a thick tie waist belt)! Try everything; you never know what will look good until you see it on! The main point is to have the corset on top of your shirt. This creates a SUPER flattering silhouette and is a great way to spice up your everyday outfit combos of a shirt and jeans.  The best part is that while this is definitely on trend, it’s not overdone. You won’t see anyone matching you, and you’ll stand out from the crowd!

Long-Hem Button Down | Distressed Slim Denim | Black Lace-Up Corset | Pointed Toe Flats | Gold Drop Necklace | Black Choker |

Let me know what you guys think of this look in the comments below. Would you wear it?