I find it's these small details which really help to elevate even the simplest outfit.
The quest for the perfect shirt is always a struggle. I’ve spoken many times about my love for button down, collared shirts (click HERE to see why in my 5 Favourite: Style Staples post). Although I’m usually a proponent of silk ones, to be honest as long as it’s got that classic look with a stylish twist then I’m all over it!
When I discovered Shur Ruitz on Fashion Crossover London, the online concept store I’ve been raving about recently (read more about them HERE), I knew I’d found something special. As I’ve just mentioned I like my shirts to have a twist to them so they don’t look too corporate. Fortunately, even when I worked in an office, I never had to wear “typical office wear” so shirts for me have always been about making a fashion statement rather than a formal one.
I adore the pleated element to this shirt and the amount of movement it has to it. It manages to be statement while still being elegant. The flare hem is really feminine and the exposed seams make it that little bit more statement. On any shirt I always roll the sleeves up so they sit above my wrist, as I think it gives a softer look and again detracts from being too formal. I find it’s these small details which really help to elevate even the simplest outfit.
The other thing I have to mention is how lovely the quality is. All Shur Ruitz shirts are 100% cotton and have real weight to them. As someone who is a stickler for good quality fabrics, this brand ticks all the boxes.
I’m going to be honest and say from the outset this shirt isn’t cheap, it retails for £192 and some of her shirt dresses go up to £213. However, for the amount of potential wear you can get out of it and the fact it will last for years, I think it’s an investment worth making. The truth is when you find that perfect “something” it usually comes at a price, but nine times out of ten it’s worth spending that little extra to have something super special.
With Spring upon us this shirt is going to be my style staple with either jeans (blue, black or white) to create a crisp and fresh look to compliment the season. All I can say is roll on Spring!