Wednesday, 30 April 2014
I wouldn't call myself a big shopper, because (luckily) with age I have learned that it's better to think matters through before buying. I like keeping a list of things that I need with a few I-want pieces at the bottom. For this summer I have already added two pieces to my wardrobe, two very different kimono blouses that I believe I will wear for years - I love the lightweight of both. One of them has more volume and almost looks like a coat. On my list of things that I need are a pair of ballerina flats and a blue shirt, either linen or chambray. For some time I have been gathering inspirational images so I thought, why not create a post with some thoughts.
Light blue linen shirts always appeal to me but this year I'm thinking about going for a chambray (the first three images show a chambray: a plain weave fabric / criss-cross weave). There is something about the softness and lightweight of the chambray shirt that appeals to me, much more than the denim shirt (a twill woven fabric / woven diagonally).
linen Massimo Dutti shirt to my wardrobe, a classic piece that I hardly took off. I wore it so much that there is now a slight tear on one of the sleeves. I would love to buy another one that has the same cut but it's no longer available. I wore it without ever rolling down the sleeves, which makes me wonder if I should go for a short-sleeved shirt this summer. When I saw that Madewell chambray shirt, in the right photo below, I immediately fell for it.
Last weekend I was doing some shopping when I saw a blue cotton and linen shirt in H&M for a very good price. I cannot find it on their website but the one Gisele is wearing has the same vibe. Shirts like these are timeless and you can pair them with pretty much everything.
1: Elin Kling for Marciano via Rowe / 2: Gilles Bensimon for Glamour US, January 2014 | Elsa Hosk wearing a chambray shirt by Calvin Klein, styled by Anne Christensen / 3: Madewell / 4: Madewell Spring 2014 lookbook via Pinterest / 5: SplashNewsOnline via Tumblr / 6: The Sartorialist / 7: Style du Monde