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The blue shirt edit

Blue shirts are like striped tees for us. You can never have too many and there’s nothing more versatile. However, now that we are trying to edit our wardrobe and be more conscious about what we shop we’ve had to reduce our purchases, donate those pieces that didn’t spark joy for us (any Marie Kondo fans out there?) and keep just our favourite items. These five blue shirts passed the test and have proved to be essential to us. That means, we wear them all the time!

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Starting on the right, this Equipment shirt is one of my capsule wardrobe: one month / one piece purchases, in fact it’s my favourite so far.  I’ve worn it at least once a week since I’ve bought it. With black pants and boots in Winter, under a suit for meetings, with skinny jeans and Stan Smiths… It’s really versatile. And the fabric is so soft that it feels like wearing pyjamas. You can find a similar version here.

Then we have a classic blue shirt with a twist. I bought this in COS a couple of years ago but it survived the wardrobe edit because the quality of the fabric is outstanding, it’s slightly oversized and the back is longer than the front. So, as I said before, it’s a classic but has a subtle edgy feel to it.

The Blue Shirt Edit_2

The polka dot blue shirt is my other’s half favourite. It’s fitted and has a cute gingham detail in the cuffs and collar. She bought it in Marc O’ Polo, a brand we discovered when we moved to Germany and has lovely basics with a sober style. Minimalists, this is the blue shirt paradise! Click here for a bunch of options.

In fact, the next blue shirt on the list is another little number from Marc O’Polo. This soft chambray shirt is tremendously flattering and can be dressed up and down really easily. Do you remember her Summer capsule wardrobe? Well, this shirt could be part of it if the weather gets chilly. Is there anything easier to wear than a chambray shirt? Well, maybe a striped tee but let’s leave that for another edit.

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And finally, an oldie but a goodie, an oversized cotton blue shirt that I’ve been using as a beach cover up for the last couple of years. I didn’t lie when I said that I wear blue shirts all the time! I bought it in H&M, so it was really affordable. If I didn’t have it, I would buy this piece this year. Add a straw hat and a pair of tan sandals and you’ll have a great real life, holiday appropriate outfit that proves you don’t have to spend a lot or buy the latest trendy item on Instagram to look great. You just need a blue shirt!

6 Comments

    • Hi! Glad we can help! If you want to spend a little bit more, go for Equipment, no doubt. And for more affordable pieces COS is always great :)

  1. I love a blue shirt too, but what this post REALLY hammered home for me is how many BLUE SHIRT DRESSES I own!! I’ve been living in them this summer! They are just so easy and flattering to wear … plus, they feel cool on a hot day (wait – what hot day? It’s cloudy and cool in London rn).

    xo Jaime
    Angloyankophile

    • Yeah… that can happen. Sometimes you realize that you have a lot of something! Apparently I have a remarkable addiction to everything grey and I didn’t noticed until I thought about preparing a post about grey pieces of clothing. But anyway, shirt dresses are the best! So comfy! Here we don’t get to wear dresses because the weather is always terrible. Again, John Snow and his lovely environment comes into my mind ;)

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