If you’ve been following me for a while you may know that I very rarely wear white. The main reason for that is my tendency to get anything white dirty within five minutes – makeup, tea and food being the main culprits. (I have a colleague who wears her coat back to front while she eats her lunch to protect her outfit from spillages…clever trick, don’t you think?) However, I do think a classic white shirt is a really useful item to have in your wardrobe, especially for layering. Knitted vests and tank tops are on trend right now and they look great over a long sleeved shirt. That’s my next styling idea for this recent addition to my wardrobe. For its debut I wanted to show this classic white shirt with a twist in all its glory; the twist being the fabulous frill bib detail that really elevates it.
White teamed with blues and greens looks really fresh and spring-like so I went for a simple two-colour combination. I like the contrast of the pure white against the vibrant emerald green, it reminds me of a snowdrop. The shirt is slightly fitted and the fabric has some stretch; it’s fantastic quality, as all Grenouille shirts are. My white boots and bag give the look a slight retro touch (the frills on the shirt are not quite of Austin Powers proportions though!).
Of course, at this time of year a coat or jacket is needed, so I kept the look tonal with a dark green velvet jacket that I picked up in a charity shop recently. It doesn’t have any fastenings so it doesn’t cover up the details on the shirt. I think a navy jacket would work well too, but for a bolder choice I would try turquoise or yellow. I have a yellow tweed jacket that could work with this shirt and trousers. Imagining different ways to wear clothes is a constant source of entertainment for me!
SHOP THE LOOK
Grenouille white ruffle shirt (gifted) | Zara trousers | TU jacket (from a charity shop) | Skinnydip sunglasses
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