Sunday, 24 September 2017

Wardrobe Staples | Denim Shirt


When I first started this wardrobe staples series I thought I'd run out of staples pretty quickly, but here we are in September and it's still going so it would appear I have a fair few. It's been an interesting series to do too, as it's made me analyse my wardrobe (lol at me making that sound like some sort of scientific experiment) and it's taught me which items I really do rely on.

This month - the denim shirt. To put into context how much of a staple a denim shirt is for me, I've had the one I'm wearing in this post for eight whole years. That's a long time in a world of fast fashion. I wore it on my first day of university because I felt like it gave me the kind of cool edge I was going for (turns out I was not at all edgy by South East London standards) and I still wear it when I need something to make an outfit casually chic. It makes a great cover up although more recently I've tended to wear it standalone as I am here. This one is from Topshop (I didn't shop anywhere else when I was 18) and I can't remember how much it was, but I'm pretty sure the price per wear is way down by now. I also have a darker denim shirt from H&M, which was actually a cast off from one of my first year flatmates (so that one is in its seventh year) and I wear that one just as much. 



I find denim shirts so versatile. As I said, they can be worn standalone or as a cover up, which means they can be worn with pretty much anything - over dresses, tucked into trousers, even with jeans on the bottom half if you're brave enough to go for double denim. Both the denim shirts I own have buttons halfway up so you can roll the sleeves up and fasten them so they'll stay put so having the sleeves up or down adds another versatility too (also I love that I can roll them down if I get cold).

The shirt in this post is super soft, then my other one is a bit stiffer and more structured so if I'm looking for comfort (which lets face it, I always am) I'll turn to this one. I'd never actually worn this shirt with these trousers before these pictures and I'm not sure why I've never thought of the pairing because it's perfect. I love denim and stripes, but usually I end up with stripes on the top and denim on the bottom and obviously it works the opposite way round too. I actually wore this outfit for travelling down to Warwickshire (post about that trip here if you're interested) and it was the perfect travel outfit - so so comfortable, but I still felt confident in it. The culottes have been featured on here before countless times, as have these rose gold trainers of dreams (yes my dreams have rose gold trainers in them - don't yours?).

So anyway, yes, a denim shirt - basically it's one of the most versatile (how many times can I fit that word into a blog post?) things I own and I get so much wear out of it. Luckily it's stood the test of time and doesn't show much sign of wear aside from it getting a little paler over the years and seeing as I already have a dark denim one, I won't complain at that. 



Shirt - Topshop (old) | Culottes - Topshop (old) | Trainers - Pimkie via Asos (old)

Amy x
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  1. I love denim shirts! Your outfit is so fun, your sneakers are awesome :)

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    1. Thank you! They're my fave trainers :) denim shirts are a winner xx

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  2. Totally agree! I have a Levi denim shirt that my Uncle wore in the 80s and it is one of my most worn and most prized possessions, such a versatile and transitional piece!

    Shiana xx
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    1. Oh that's so cool that it's so old and a real part of your family history! xx

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  3. Love your pants! You look gorgeous as always (:

    CM | XIII.

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    1. Aw thank you so much and thanks for reading :) x

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  4. I don't own a denim shirt but you've definitely convinced me to get one after this post!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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    1. Ah yes you should, I imagine one would suit you so well!xx

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  5. I love denim, denim shirts and Topshop :) They are versatile, that's for sure - and I loved your pictures! The shirt looks beautiful and it is a practical item for many occasions and I think you look very beautiful! Hope you have a lovely week!
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    1. Thank you Denise, hope you have a great week! xx

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  6. Eight years? Amy, that's impressive! Funnily enough, the shirt still looks as though you could've bought it this season haha. This is a lovely outfit on you - you looks so relaxed! :)


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  7. I honestly wish they still had these culottes in Topshop, I'd instantly go and buy them, they are beautiful and look so comfy at the same time. I really like this outfit, you can never go wrong with denim and I can't believe you've had this shirt for so many years, that is true commitment xx

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    1. I've literally just seen some really similar ones in Primark so you should go and have a look! They are sooo comfy! xx

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  8. Eight years! Haha - we're so alike, I never throw anything out! You just never know when styles are going to come back in fashion! I've got my denim and checked shirts out too, autumn staples!
    Jaz xoxo
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    1. Yes exactly that's why I never throw anything away! I have way too many clothes because of that though haha! xx

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