Recently I attended the AW18 press day for fashion retailer Gant. It’s the first time I’ve visited them and so was interested to see what the American brand had in store.
The collection was lovely, and full of all American classic pieces (more of that another time) but they had also very kindly decided to treat their guests to a gift in the form of a classic white shirt and had gone even further by arranging for these to be monogrammed.
Now I’ve had a couple of white shirt dresses over the years I don’t think I’ve ever had a white shirt before. Crazy I know as this is the foundation to many women men’s wardrobe but 1. I spill stuff and 2. I’ve always been more of a “everything clashing” as opposed to “everything working in harmony” kind of dresser so the classic white shirt has escaped my attention, that is until now…
I am hooked! I decided to go a size up from r a more “boyfriend” styled look and had my initials embroidered onto the cuff in bright pink.
I’ve styled it here with a Moschino skirt (past season) and I’ve worn it sans bra & unbuttoned, tucked into the skirt to secure. The result is sexy, but instead of heels I’ve added some Russell & Bromley suede sneakers (£155) and a bold monochrome stripe bag (£19.99) from Zara’s current collection. The “Nostalgia Bangle (£449) bracelet and “Nostalgia Sphere ring” (£169) are from Mary Katrantzou’s collaboration with Atelier Swarovski, the earrings are from H&M and I adore their 1960s charm.
Of course you could take this from day to evening by adding some heels, but this just feels more relaxed which I love.
Finally I’ve popped in some fun sunnies, also from H&M (£8.99), a very purse friendly dupe of the Saint Laurent ones currently doing the rounds.
What do you think? The shirt also look great work with denim and I’m now on the search for more re classic white shirts to play around with.
*This is not a sponsored post, nor does it contain afflicted links, however some of the items featured have been gifted by the corresponding press offices. All styling, images and words remain my own.*
Photography by Sians Photography