No wardrobe should be without a white shirt - it's the perfect basic that will take you from the school run, to a night out, via the office. You can dress it up or dress it down and it suits every age, style and body shape. But you've got to get the right quality of material - my two biggest bugbears are see-through white shirts and collars that don't hold their shape and start turning up at the ends.
Well I've found the perfect one at TM Lewin and it has the added bonus of having a gorgeous stripe in the material..it looks so much more expensive than it actually is.
Fitted White Stripe Shirt - TM Lewin
I bought lots from TM Lewin when I worked - I found their shirts to be such a good fit and they washed and ironed well. They also do amazing multi-buy deals that makes the shirts cost as little as £20 each. Since I finished work, I've mostly bought casual shirts for my hubby from their site and never really thought about the women's shirts for casual wear. I'd assumed they were all double cuffed for one thing.
Well, they're not - and in fact, you can filter your search for button cuffed ones - which I did and found this fitted stripe shirt which I've styled today with jeans, a white vest and my go-to sandals of the summer (bad back aside), the Next silver ones.
Shirt - c / o ™ Lewin (size-wise, I wanted it loose fitting so I sized up to a 14)
Jeans - Maison Scotch (similar here & here)
Vest - M&S (similar)
Silver Crossover Leather Sandals - Next (similar)
Watch - Michael Kors (similar)
Bracelets - Michael Kors, Jack Wills & Energetix
So you can see it works well untucked for a casual look but I also wore it tucked in, for a neater look
And it's obviously going to look great with a jumper over, or even for a night out too.
And for even more inspiration, head over to Fiona's blog to see how she styled her TM Lewin shirt!