Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Wednesdays Wardrobe Staple.

Its been a long time since I did a "Wednesday Wardrobe Staple" post, purely because I covered what I thought were all the essential items to create the perfect capsule collection in a series of posts I did last year.  I featured the trench coat, the perfect Jeans, basic t-shirts, breton tops and the undeniably essential, little black dress, but the reason for this post is that there is one other item that most "Wardrobe Hero" articles seem to ignore, the denim shirt.


I pretty much ignored the "double denim" trend as seen on the Chloe runway back in 2010, fearing it was not a look for my age group but I starting looking at Denim shirts again when the "Made in Chelsea" series first started and I spotted one being worn by one of the shows stars, Caggie Dunlop.  I make no apologises for my love of trash t.v. and really got into the programme after the first few episodes and Caggie has worn her denim shirt on various occasions throughout series one and two.

Series 2 - The denim shirt is under the coat - honest. I watched it so I should know.

Then last week Sharon did a blog post about a recent denim shirt charity shop find which she teamed with some coloured jeans whilst showing a spread from that weeks Grazia featuring denim shirts, which I managed to forget to buy.  Then one of my friends turned up at the house wearing one that she had recently purchased.  I loved her daytime look so much I nagged her into letting me taking a picture of her standing by my front door as she was leaving, much to her complete and utter disgust!

My mate Marissa (or Minnie as she is known).

Whether you go for a loose oversized style or something slightly more fitted, dark indigo denim or paler lightweight chambray, this is one item that needs to sit alongside the classic white shirt in your closet.  You may not be able to wear it to the office,  but for casual looks it makes for the perfect fail safe option whether you team it with coloured cords or jeans, leather leggings (age and figure permitting), wear with flats or heels, shorts, or use it as a bikini cover up in summer. 

There is no doubt in my mind that the denim shirt is set to be big news this season and will be one trend that you won't mind investing in with so many ways to wear it and with its timeless casual appeal.

Kylie, Sienna and Alexa love theirs!




Fuelling the denim shirt desire further via Tumblr



So the denim shirt is making its way onto my spring wishlist, the only question remaining is which one to get and whether to go for a light or dark denim!


Huge bargain with the Textile Elizabeth and James at NAP, was £160 now £64. Dorothy Perkins £26.00. Lee £65.00.  Uniqlo £19.90.

Do you already have one? are you putting one on your spring and summer list of must buy items? Light or dark? Loose or fitted? Designer or High Street?


UNIQLO


19 comments:

  1. I am so going to dig mine out. Your friend looks awesome love how she styled her denim shirt xoxo

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  2. SOAF - So great that you already have one!

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  3. I love a denim shirt. I like nicking Tartarus's old, soft ones with the frying cuffs. Wearing it right now actually!

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  4. I'm so going to buy one. And the red checked one and gold sequin one so I can channel the look above.

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  5. Oooo, yes! Denim shirts are so good. I've got a super soft one from J.Crew that's light and a bit oversized. Could totally go for another one! xx

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  6. Michelle - yes you so must get all three and channel that look!

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  7. Jen - you are super cool, I knew you'd have one! Go for dark and fitted this time and dress it up with heels and a great clutch, a look you are so good at xx

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  8. I think I will buy a dark and a light one! I love them with white jeans or cropped trousers ! Your friend looks great and I love how she styled hers with the neck scarf:)
    ~Anne

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  9. Anne - yes your right, I should get both too!

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  10. Hi my dear-fabulous post and thanks so much for the mention too-I'm now on the look out for a long sleeve, less fiited style maybe in a darker wash-but then again I love chambray too!! xx

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  11. Sharon - no doubt you find one on your thrifty shopping trips!

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  12. I gave all mine to my mum! She looks great in them...wonder if I can sneak one back???

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  13. TWOSP - Yes you need to, especially if you are gonna be a stay at home mum now, they could be your casual style staple!

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  14. I do seriously think you read my mind with this post. Although I am on a spending ban (ok so I broke it twice already) I have a light denim shirt on my wish list. You've just made it that much easier to find the perfect one :-)

    www.styleonthecouch.com

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  15. Your friend looks fab and I am now craving a denim shirt.. I think my dad has one somewhere I may have to pinch that!

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  16. I just saw a blogger wearing a very bright blue denim shirt and red jeans -- looked great!

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  17. I used to love wearing denim shirts years ago but like you I had disregarded the current trend based on the fact that I am a bit old for such looks. I also saw Sharon at Mystyle wearing a denim shirt with coloured jeans which looked great. I am now on the look out for one in the charity and vintage shops. Thanks for the idea.

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  18. I have the best denim shirt...... I spotted it in the window of a random, cheap store on Oxford St, jumped off the bus and bought it ...... it never fails to draw compliments: three quarter length sleeves, bell shapped with slit pockets, super-soft.....it goes well with skinny jeans and covers a multitude of sins!!

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