My love of everything Monochrome is being drip fed on a daily basis by the arrival of Spring stock in stores.
Sparkly white is coming at me with force.
Pure heaven I say.
Yes, even white shoes are making a come-back…although I must confess, the excitement to bare my tootsies quickly dissipates when I stretch my legs from under the duvet in the morning.
Brrrrrr it’s cold!
Instead, most days I’m still opting for the warmth of my boots.
But fear not, I won’t let that stop my shopping quest.
Everywhere I look, black and white loveliness delights my eyes.
For me, monochrome is the perfect transition from Winter to Spring.
It allows you to draw from your winter favourites by adding more and more white gently in to the black and grey mix. Lifting you into spring in a soft easy way.
Talking of white. I’ve actually been on the lookout for the perfect white shirt to add to my work wardrobe for a while.
One that I can layer under a sweater, tuck in to my jeans or wear open over a singlet for a true casual feel.
A classic white shirt is a wardrobe staple don’t you agree?
Something that we all need – but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect one. A white shirt that is multi-functional, that can be dressed up or down.
At the moment I’m totally in love with the ‘boy look’ – the cut is on the boxer side, plus slightly longer. A touch feminine masculinity never hurt anyone in my book!
The longer length CR shirt I’m wearing below really hits the spot for me. It long enough to cover the bum/thigh area if that’s an area of concern for you or it can be worn tucked in at the front for the hi-low effect.
It can also easily be layered due to the lighter weight feel of the cotton, both as a ‘under’ or ‘over’ without adding too much bulk (fuller busted girls really don’t need the bulk that a thicker shirt provides – especially if wearing under a jumper).
Both the shirt and the jeans are from the new season at Country Road.
The mid rise crop jeans I’m wearing might even challenge my favourite Levi demi-curve skinnies in the comfortable stakes.
They are divine. Very generous in size too so it’s worth trying a size down to see how they feel.
I’ve put together three slight changes without over accessorising the look. I want to keep the shirt front and centre.
Shoes Kurt Geiger from the Tardis a.k.a my wardrobe which constantly surprises me by showing me things I had forgotten I owned 😉
** Apologies for the very sloppy visual – jackets thrown over the pool glass is never a good look!
Unfortunately I was without a lensman – so Mr. Tripod obliged instead.
Jumper: Merino Silk V Neck $99.95 Country Road
I know this shirt will sit very nicely alongside my other shirts.
The length, cut and lightweight fabric add a point of difference to what I already have in my wardrobe making it a sensible transeasonal piece.
Just by adding different jackets and scarves I feel sure I will wear this shirt to death – which makes me happy and Mr. IM bloody ecstatic!
One last thing… These shoes: A.Must.
Avery Point Wedge $149.00 – Nude patent leather, cushioned inside – and magical leg lengthening without being too high.
Are you a White Shirt lover? Got a favourite I should know about?
Today I’m also hanging out at Kimba Likes place for Wardrobe Wednesday. Come over and say hi to a gorgeous bunch of fashionista’s