The Absolutely Essential White Shirt

Everyone should have at least one white shirt in their wardrobe, and this season they are more on trend than ever; not that the classic shirt has ever been unfashionable, but right now it seems to be all about the details, oversized collars, frilly cuffs and embroidery. So, in reaction to this, we have been very busy designing and curating a beautiful new collection to keep you on trend and show you some suggestions for this seasons go-to shirt. 


An oversized shirt, from linen in the summer to the finest crisp poplin in all seasons, is the essential in everyone's wardrobe. Our oversized white shirt is one of our best selling styles, due to its versatility as a staple with attitude.  With its oversized shape, deep armholes and longer gently curved hemline, the one size fits all from a size 10 to 16. Style it over a costume to protect your shoulders when heading to the beach or for everyday classic style, casually loose over jeans,  cuffs rolled up and a maybe a cashmere jumper thrown over your shoulders.

oversized white cotton shirt worn on boat in summer


The smart classic shirt with the turn back cuffs, teamed with black trousers and finish with a classic cashmere jumper,  for a quintessential classic and effortless look.

classic white cotton shirt worn underneath a navy cashmere jumper


The oversized puritan collars are a massive trend, this season and offer serious costume drama appeal but how do you wear it without looking like you are en route to a drama class?  Fashion Stylist Pernille (below) brings the vintage details up to date by laying a Puritan shirt over a classic black jumper. Of course a pair of luxe leather trousers and Bottega Veneta mules give a whole new edge to the look. So how should we incorporate it into our own wardrobes? We suggest  keeping the rest of your look polished and fuss free. Think tapered jeans, pair of loafers and an oversized blazer.  

puritan collar white cotton shirt under cashmere jumper


Whilst the lockdown restrictions are lifting, we will still be spending a lot of our time socialising outside and living in Britain means that we can't always guarantee the warm weather, so it looks like we will be wearing our cashmere for quite a while longer.  To give your knitwear a smarter edge and pretty detail, why not use our pretty frill shirt, and punctuate your sweater with a collar and cuff. When the weather demands simply remove your sweater to reveal one of prettiest new shirts underneath. 

frill collar and cuff shirt worn with blue mist oversized cashmere jumper


Trends may come and go but broderie anglaise has always been a summer staple. The lightweight fabric and intricate nature of the embroidery has been elevating our beach wear for years, and 2021 is no exception. It's having an all-occasions fashion moment too, and making our line-up of summer outfits a whole lot prettier in the process.  This beautiful Broderie Anglaise shirt is so pretty you won't want to cover it up. Wear it with your favourite summer skirt or shorts or as a cover up over a bikini or simply team with your best denims for a simple go-to outfit, whatever the season.broderie anglaise white cotton shirt and dress