The classic style shirt, button down and slim fitting man style, is brilliant when it suits.
I understand the traditional white shirt is not a keeper for some.
The “classic shirt” doesn’t suit us all and we need alternatives to adapt and work for us.
Finding the right shape in a shirt can be difficult and when I find one I really think works it can feel like hitting the jackpot.
I have long admired those women who wrap themselves languidly in a man’s shirt and slink about. A look I would love to emulate but…
Lately the whole going grey/being grey conundrum has been on my mind.
As most of you know I have been taking the leave-my-hair-alone approach for a couple of years now.
Let me start our discussion by saying grey hair is not for everyone and I respect that opinion.
Friends either love or hate my grey hair; on the whole most days it would seem I am winning. Yes, maybe it is ageing or should I be more specific and say it doesn’t let me fool anyone. Grey hair generally means we have been around the block a few times and seen our share. Most days I am absolutely 100 % with that but there are days I find it confronting.
I don’t wish to fool anyone else but every now and then I would happily indulge in a little self-denial.
Going grey requires large doses of patience, a fair amount of self-confidence and a not-giving-in kind of approach.
Fleet jacket, army jacket, Field Jacket, camouflage jacket; whatever the name, I need a new one.
If there is one piece in my wardrobe to justify my, “cost per wear’ philosophy it is this one.
I wear this style of jacket in a series of weights over just about everything.
This season I have seen the embroidery trend take the lead over the brass buttons and the more simple camouflage style; I still like the military feel of an oversized button and equally I find the simple version extremely wearable.
The shirtdress has been around forever and it is the one dress I need right now.
The shirtdress is one of those dresses that works with so much, goes anywhere and saves the day mid-season. Another “what will I wear when I don’t know what to wear masterpiece”.
I have been having a lot of those days recently and I have been searching for something new and different to wear. I love my suits and black pants/ blouse “uniform” but I need a break. Not forever, it will be only for a moment. The tailored and I are soul mates.