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?