Shirting The Issue

Apologies for the lack of blogging this week, its been a little bit frantic at this end with various things (including having my wallet pinched with all contents, including passport, inside) so I haven't had as much time as usual… I was supposed to be in France for Fred's wedding this weekend, but am most likely (at time of writing) going to be here in the UK, hiding under a rock until LFW is over.

mint green blouse, here / jeans, here / silk scarf, here / black tote, here / sunglasses, here

In other news,  I've been doing a bit of a wardrobe edit recently as autumn seems to have suddenly turned up. I am 100% an autumn/winter person and much prefer clothes for this time of year. It's difficult to dress for the weather in "fall" but the things that always comes in handy are silk shirts. The two I own (more on them later) have been in my wardrobe for years and are trusty staples. They're completely worth investing in as you can wear them to work, to play, to weekend… you get the drift. So I thought I'd do an edit of the best around right now…

navy silk shirt, similar here, here and here

Doing this post is a dangerous task for me. Its caused me to find things like this black short sleeve shirt and this mint green one like Pernille's above. Shopping for silk shirts is an expensive exercise, put simply if you pay peanuts you'll get monkeys. You want an 100% silk one. They are double the price but twice the joy - you won't regret it. For general bargains try Uniqlo, Marks and Spencer and And Other Stories for cheaper versions but these are things I think it's worth spending a lil' bit on.

Olivia Palermo - grey silk shirt, here / leather shorts, here

My two are from Iris and Ink (The OutNet's own line) and Everlane. The latter company is possibly my favourite online store in, the, world, ever. Sadly it doesn't ship to the UK so you need to place orders with friends, move there or make strategic purchases to be delivered to hotels when you are on holidays. You will not be disappointed, trust me. Other stand out places include The OutNet general (have taken the liberty of setting an edited search for you here), J Crew (they have an excellent navy one in the sale here) and of course the "mother brand" for shirting, Equipment.

printed silk shirt, similar here and here

I wear mine constantly - they are the perfect "can't be bothered to make an effort" outfit. As long as they fit well (make sure they fit your shoulders, the rest can be as big and baggy as you want) they look great. I've only got plain ones as I can use them so much more, but I'm very close to buying a printed one - I love the paisley and floral printed ones, like this here (and for a non-silk version I don't think it gets better than this new season Topshop one. Enjoy!

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