Styling a Classic Shirt

Regardless of someone's personal style, a shirt is something that works for everyone. Whether it's a more tailored look you prefer or a relaxed casual feel, I truly believe that a shirt works for everyone (and is ideal for making yourself look more put together than you might actually be...). So when Gant asked me to chose a shirt to style, I jumped at the chance, opting for this charcoal grey flannel shirt which is oh so versatile.

With Summer coming to an end, I erred away from the prospect of a white shirt as when not paired with a summer tan, it can sometimes look to work-a-day and let's face it, Manchester is far too relaxed a city to look like you work in an office 24-7. As I love a relaxed look, I went seriously oversized with the shirt and I think paired with skinny jeans, it's not too unflattering (and the oversized fit means that you don't overheat too much and no sweat patches...)

The jeans are just bog standard Topshop Jamie Jeans and the shirt in question is the Gant Ex-Boyfriend Shirt. Because I was going for a casual look, I paired it with a pair of oversized sunglasses from H&M and this ASOS Double Buckle Western Belt which breaks up the outfit quite nicely. And to finish it off, I opted for these ASOS Magical Loafers which feel very Gucci esque but definitely on a lemonade budget. They're the comfiest things and look great with basically everything. 

And finally jewellery wise, I opted for a simple ear cuff that I bought almost a year ago from Topshop (sold out but similar here). It hurts like a bitch to wear but at least it looks good and gave my outfit a slight edge which I quite like because I'm honestly I'm the least edgy person ever.

So are you a shirt person? What is an essential wardrobe item that you have to have?   

Ellie Dickinsonfashion