Sunday 6 November 2016


Having developed a shirt-buying addiction in 2016, I now have a wardrobe stocked with all variations; crisp white cotton, soft blue chambray, the perfect ode to an 1980s oxford via Uniqlo...the list goes on. Now that winter is here, and the temperatures I'm dropping (I'm sipping a toffee nut latte from a Starbucks red cup as type) my shirts have been hanging forlornly in my wardrobe for a few weeks. So I decided to do gather some styling research to uncover a few styling tips and tricks to bring my shirts and blouses into the new season. Here's 5 shirt style stories to try this winter > 

1. Wear a longline shirt under a chunky knit

This is one of my favourite ways to style a shirt post-October. Wearing the hem of a longline shirt peeping out from underneath a chunky knit is easy way to add a 'fashion' edge to roll neck jumper. Hell, you know it's a trend when you turn to a fashion shoot  to find the stylist, art director and hair stylist all modelling the look, as happened to me recently. (ps. I first shared this outfit post in February. You can see the original post here.)

2.  Layer over a roll neck

I just bought a simple white roll neck tee from Uniqlo (DID I MENTION I HEART UNIQLO?) for this exact purpose. This is a look that is particularly effective when combined with a chambray or blue cotton shirt, as seen in the Me & Em winter collection.

Image via ME&EM

3. Throw over a long line blazer

I'm properly pleased with the navy longline wool blazer I picked up in the Next sale this summer. Paying £55 instead of the original £110, made me especially smug. Unfortunately this particular jacket is long gone, but there's hundreds of similar styles on the high street this season - I think Jigsaw has the best selection (this denim blue longline blazer is EVERYTHING). Paired with a crisp shirt, it makes for a very smart 9-5pm outfit. 

4. Layer over a graphic t-shirt

You've probably gathered by now, that layering is key this season. It's all about maximising your wardrobe and creating clever looks with what's already there. Most of us will have a graphic or logo tee lurking in our wardrobes, so here's an easy way to update your look through styling tricks.  
Image and bangin' Ganni shirt via Net-a-porter. 

5. Two at a time
I have to admit, I'm not brave enough to try particular this look out, but the two-at-a-time shirt thing is definitely trending. It works best with oversize, longline cuts or bell-sleeved styles layered under shrunkern shirts, artfully illustrated by Net-a-porter below.  
Image via Net-a-porter.

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