Monday, 28 July 2014

White Shirt Perfection with TM Lewin

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.
imageFitted 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!

Happy Monday,

Ax
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10 comments

  1. That looks lovely on you Avril, I think I like it best tucked in. Must check these out as am always on the hunt for the perfect white shirt. Good to know their men's shirts are good too as husband always complaining about the quality of his.
    x

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  2. Never thought about looking at TM Lewin for shirts, but after seeing yours and Fiona's blog posts I'm definitely going to have a browse! I recently bought a classic blue stripe one from Jack Wills (featured on my blog http://arthursmum.com/2014/07/crew-clothing-jack-wills-sale-shopping/) and I love the tucked in look. x

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  3. Hi Avril....can't go wrong with a well styled white shirt! Looks great on you:)
    Have a good week!
    ~Anne xx

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  4. You've styled it beautifully, but despite your (and Olivia!!) best attempts, I still can't get my head around the idea of a white shirt for casual wear. I still have it firmly in the workwear camp :( Looks like a beautiful quality shirt

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  5. Your shirt looks really lovely on Avril. It's not always easy to get the proportions right as I found out from my Gap one, but this looks good and not to long x

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  6. Shirts just don't suit me sadly, but you look fantastic in yours, Avril. I agree they are a wardobe staple and I'm always a little envious when I see others wearing them so well :-) Lynne xx

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  7. Hi Avril

    I agree about the TM Lewin shirts - I used to buy lots of them when I was a City lawyer, as did many of my colleagues. My husband wears them, too.

    I did a post recently about wearing white cotton shirts on the weekend: http://theworkwearedit.com/workwear-for-the-weekend-a-white-cotton-shirt/, which has some extra photos.

    Love choice of shirt, it looks good on you.

    Belinda

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  8. Love a white shirt Avril and wouldn't style it any differently to yours xx

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  9. This is a staple that I don't have & I've had one on my wishlist for ages! You look adorable in the last pic! Ax

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  10. LOVE how you've dressed it down - absolute perfection!

    Fiona
    x

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