Shirts are one of those pieces of clothing that every woman has in her wardrobe. Until now they have taken somewhat of a back seat in the fashion world but this year they have been turned from humble wardrobe staple to easy update.
I would always usually go for a silk shirt but the coming season calls for cotton – notably because of it’s stiffness which is required for more structured tailoring like long, fluted cuffs, frills and asymmetrical hems.
It’s an easy ‘trend’ that anyone, any size, shape or age can buy into. (Click on image for link.)
Stripes, stripes and more stripes! These are more classic shirts which will have great longevity in your wardrobe. (Although I do like to follow fashion, I am all for buying something that will last for more than one season.)
I love all the shirts above. They are all classic but with a twist. I have bought the first one (from Theory) which I adore. It’s quite long with slit sides, fluted sleeves and a tie waist. I love that there are quite a few different ways in which to wear it. I will mainly be tucking in the front with the long tail untucked and tied at the back but will also wear it on it’s own over a bikini in the Summer (with it tied at the front) and will also try it untucked with a thick McQueen belt and cropped, flared Frame jeans.
As much as I adore the shirts above I’m not sure I could justify the price – partly because I’m a messy pup and would probably slop food or red wine down them at the first opportunity. They really are stunning though.
The great thing about shirts is that they’re so versatile and can be worn for quite a chunk of the year. Some of them are so feminine with their frills and ruffles and others are quite masculine in their shapes and patterns. I personally will team the more feminine ones with leather trousers to toughen them up a bit and the masculine ones (such as the striped ones) with jeans and white pumps.
I was lucky enough to find my white flats from Stella McCartney in the MyTheresa sale (they only have a few left and are large to size) and am somewhat in love with how they freshen up my outfits – so much so, that I’m now feeling the need for these Mansur Gavriel ones with a heel.
Are you going to be adding to your shirt collection?