THE POWER OF SHIRTING


The power of a good shirt has never been something in question, but it's proving its versatility more than ever right now.

Shirting is an arena that enjoys borrowing from the boys, the recent spawn of portmanteau-wielding offspring in the shape of shackets, and now the deconstructed shirt (i.e. wear it backwards/back-to-front/upside down) is relishing its moment in the limelight.

Rolled up sleeves, hand-covering cuffs. A bikini cover-up, a formal fixer-upper. Buttoned to the neck, open to the tummy-button. I'm now wondering why I own anything other than shirts.

As more and more options pop up on the highstreet, I've trawled the internet for a few of the billions of options out there helping up our shirting game.

Navy blouse | Beulah London

White organic cotton ruffle neck shirt | Beulah London

White tie shirt | Topshop

Lace shirt | Maje

Lightning bolt shirt | Hush

Tie dye blouse | La Redoute

Stripe shirt | Urban Outfitters

Stripe shirt | Reiss

Blouse | Ghost

Stripe shirt | Tommy Hilfiger

Blue stripe shirt | Uniqlo

Polka dot shirt | Urban Outfitters

Contrast stripe shirt | M&S

Cold shoulder shirt | New Look

Stripe Bardot shirt | Topshop

Images by Nick Howard-Lanes

[Shirts by Beulah London, jeans by Lee (customised by me), black trousers by H&M, shoes by Zara]

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