Everyone has their own idea of what fashion is and we all have our very own ‘Wardrobe Essentials’ that we return to year after year, and replace over and over because we just can’t be with out them, and for me one of my all time most loved items is a classic white shirt because it really does go with so many different looks and suits so many different occasions! Whether it is dressed up or down, a good white shirt is as essential to me as a well fitting pair of jeans and I have more than a few in my wardrobe to cover me through out the year from Winter right through to Summer, so when Karen Millen approached me to become involved in the 2017 White Shirt Campaign – I simply couldn’t say no! As well as incorporating one of my must-have fashion staples, it also gave me the opportunity to work with one of my go-to fashion boutiques as well, and when you see their latest line up of Spring/Summer Shirts you will be as excited as I am right now!
Introducing ‘The White Shirt Project’
The great British fashion brand Karen Millen has recently launched ‘The White Shirt Project’ which is a handy Capsule Collection of white shirts, re-imagined to help celebrate the timeless appeal of this ‘closet classic’ and ensure that everyone has the perfect White Shirt this season! Designed in their London atelier, this collection of White Shirts has been created specifically for Karen Millen’s Spring/Summer 2017, and includes everything from crisp and classic to unique and daring! Re-inventing the classic White Shirt using Karen Millen’s signature detailing brings you more than just crisp lines and a clean silhouette – think ruffles, volume, sleeves, pleats and pussy bows and you have just a few of the details that have gone into creating this chic and stylish update on the modern classic!
Exploring new-season proportions such as laid-back boyfriend shapes, oversized frills and body-sculpting designs, each clean and crisp piece has been designed and hand-crafted by Karen Millen’s team of garment technicians and designers at their in-house atelier in east London and you will find stand-out pieces like The Super Frill Shirt, a ruffled, super-feminine blouse with a pretty pussy bow tie sitting perfectly with The Oversized Shirt, a looser, long-lined boyfriend cut shirt with a button-down back and tie sleeves giving you an amazing selection to shop from and a whole new perspective on what the White Shirt is all about!
Meet the Trailblazers
As well as creating this Capsule Collection to showcase the Spring/Summer 2017 Line, Karen Millen have also teamed up with three international fashion authorities to showcase their Shirts, creating a series of beautiful videos and photography in the world’s most fashion-forward cities. Parisian blogger Camille Charriere, London-based presenter and chef Laura Jackson and New York fashion and lifestyle writer Jeanne Grey of popular blog ‘Grey Layers’ help Karen Millen show their customers how to style their White Shirts through their beautiful photography as well as holding some unique workshops to help shoppers on a more personal basis. So with the collection launching late last month this is the perfect time to take some expert inspiration and update your wardrobe with a new White Shirt for 2017!
My White Shirt Edit
With the White Shirt being one of my favourite Fashion Essentials, here are my three favourite Shirts from Karen Millen’s New Spring/Summer 2017 Capsule Collection!
Jeanne Grey – The Bell Sleeve Shirt – £99.00 – Available in sizes 6 – 16
Camille Charriere – The Classic Twist Shirt – £115.00 – Available in Sizes 6 – 16
Laura Jackson – The Boxy Shirt – £110.00 – Available in Sizes 6 – 16
Where can I get it?
All the White Shirts featured in my Editorial are available in Karen Millen Stores and online via the Karen Millen website!
I have to admit – looking at their White Shirt Capsule Collection I could easily buy more than one of their amazing styles and I am not sure even that would be enough to keep my White Shirt obsession under control as they are all stunning and so well cut it is unreal, but my favourite has to be The Boxy Shirt, purely because it works for so many different body shapes and styles which is perfect for me and all the other ‘everyday woman’ out there! All the Shirts work well both dressed up or down and added to the amazing selection of other items in the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection the possibilities are almost endless when it comes to putting together different outfits for different occasions. Karen Millen have also focused well on the different cuts of Shirt they have created as not all of us can pull off the beautiful frills and pussy bows, take on the longer lines or feel comfortable in slimmer fitting shirts, which makes this a versatile and wearable collection that isn’t exclusively designed for the super skinny or super confident fashionista and this is such a refreshing change from some other High Street Collections I have seen so far this year! With so many styles to choose from I really hope you find a Shirt that is your perfect fit and that becomes a try must-have, ‘hero’ purchase that you can enjoy season after season, mixing and matching old with new to create stunning outfits that work for you!
The Full Capsule Collection
For more information about The White Shirt Project or any of the new Spring/Summer 2017 Range from Karen Millen – Please visit their website!
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