July 09, 2015

The White Shirt – A Vacation Essential

I’m sure if you search white shirt on this blog it’ll pop up in numerous posts – as a starter for ten, this one springs to mind. And there’s this one too. I could go on for hours but let’s get to the point of the post – whatever you do, don’t forget to pack a white shirt for your vacation this summer!

This multi-tasking wardrobe essential really comes into its own on holiday. Versatile enough to warrant bringing a couple of different styles but definitely pick cotton or linen for guaranteed cool when the temperatures soar – I like this one by J.Crew.

Make sure it’s long, loose-fit style and prepare to wonder why you even entertained the thought of leaving it at home.

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Madeleine Thompson cashmere cover up at Net-A-Porter // Shirt – J.Crew // Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr lip balm – Net-A-Porter // Mini sporty barrel bag – Topshop // Collection slouchy pant – J.Crew // In Transit spray-on moisture – This Works // KG by Kurt Geiger Maidson Espadrilles – John Lewis

Do the half-tuck (oh how I love you half-tuck!) into slouchy trousers, or what I like to call a pair of Plane Pants – which is surely what J.Crew had in mind when they designed these?

Add a cross-body bag, a warm cashmere cover-up for sub-zero cabin air con, some favourite mid-air beauty essentials, espadrilles and you’re ready for take off. And landing in style.

Not a pair of jogging pants or a patch of parched skin in sight.

Straw Fedora – ASOS // Shirt – J.Crew as before // Bandeau bikini top – Hush // Hipster bikini bottoms – Hush // Ray-Ban RB4181 sunglasses – John Lewis // Michael Kors flip-flops – Kurt Geiger // Shiseido Wetforce Expert Sun Ageing Protection Lotion SPF 50

Leave behind the kaftan and opt for the simple life with a white shirt. Personally I think there’s nothing more alluring than white cotton adorning a tanned bod – just add great sunnies, a hat and maybe a Pina Colada from the bar if you’re asking.

Leave it loose, button halfway or tie it. Sleeves get rolled up or left long for when proper sun protection is needed.

And I probably don’t need to tell you why you need a pair of Michael Kors flip-flops *rushes off to get credit card*.

Nails inc in Tate // Shirt – J.Crew as before // Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick face colour // Watch – Michael Kors // Denim shorts – Fat Face // Sandals – Kurt Geiger // Chloé Georgia mini leather shoulder bag – Net-A-Porter 

Whether it’s a trip into town to soak up the local vibe or just sundowners by the pool pre-dinner, nothing says summer vacation more than denim cut-offs and a perfect white shirt.

Pair it with the Chloé Georgia bag worn cross-body, an oversized metallic watch and red manicure to compliment a carefully acquired tan and you’re pretty much Pinterest perfect!


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