The slow pace

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!

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 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.


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!