2017 is the year to rethink and one way we are embracing this idea is through our favourite Spring trend, the shirt. Designers are experimenting with shape and structure to produce their own renditions of the fashion staple. Such a simple garment – at first, the shirt has been presented through various styles on the catwalk from Balenciaga, Jospeh and our very own Paul Smith, with their signature attached to each. The non-chalent appeal lets the shirt work for any occasion, whether it’s a silky boyfriend top for a downtime outfit, or as characterful, yet professional, look at the office. The classic shirt has moved far away from it’s origins, to become a strong feminine piece and essential to every women’s wardrobe, offering style, comfort and self-expression.
A traditional companion of the shirt, stripes gives an outfit sophisticated edge. Rag & Bone are renowned for clean-cut clothing that suits the urban lifestyle, the Hahn pyjama shirt has a luxurious feel from it’s monochrome-stripe silk fabric foran alternative piece to complement your business attire. Comfort is the go-to option when you’re off-duty, the relaxed fit of South California label Rails, permits shirting while away from the office. Team these designer pieces with jeans and leather trainers to encapsulate effortless-cool.
Fearless with colour
Paul Smith knows a simple shirt can make a bold statement. The quirky style of the Cockatoo shirt gives even basic ensembles an upbeat feel and the designer’s tailor expertise adds a smart appeal. Birds of paradise continue as we look to Isabel de Pedro’s Flamingo top, her feminine touch creates a stunning silhouette through the large tie-waist and beautiful drape.
A statement with ease
Now there is no reason to steal from the gent’s wardrobe as our beloved labels bring the perfect pieces for laid-back luxury. Fully buttoned, the Ralston Wally shirt floats over the bodice and ends with a slight flare and the natural fibres feel lustrous on the skin. Also we suggest the contemporary designer Munthe, an excuse to play with layers, style their shirts over leggings, jeans or a simple dress to
Attention to ‘The Detail’
These statement shirts do not comprehend, less is more and quite rightly too. Vivetta always makes fashion fun, the off-the-shoulder blouse has a delightful face motif to outline the overlay and a polka-dot print to complement. From her fresh VICTORIA line, Victoria Beckham proves to be far more than just a celebrity designer with a smart-dress piece that is sure to turn heads. The un-tuck tailored design features an exaggerated bow to one and to the front which we suggest to wear with a pair flared trouser and flatforms for a modern and truly sophisticated look.