I unfortunately don't have any patterned button-downs but if I ever get them they'll definitely be put to this good use!http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com
Try using different solid shirts but play with textures instead!
That looks really good - I wouldn't have thought of doing that - I'm not even sure I've got any shirts suitable for carrying this out but if I did, I would be tempted and besides - it's warmer - yes?
I think most shirts would be suitable for this, as long as there's enough contrast somehow - pattern, color, texture, weight, the possibilities are endless! As for warmth, well, I suppose so, but speaking as a wisconsinite, two cotton button-downs are not exactly what I would layer against a cold winter day. I guess for milder days it would add a little something. Me, I can't help dressing layers daily, my friends here call me an onion.
Now I've not heard that before but I shall park that for future reference - "onion". I like it. I actually hate wearing layers because I hate feeling all bandaged up so although I love winter clothes like big snuggly jumpers, I resent having to put 10 layers underneath to stay warm enough. Autumn or Spring is good. I think. One layer and a jacket/coat is good. No rain. Not asking for much am I? By the way, how do you rate J Crew as I note that your leopard shirt is from them? I can't get my head round J Crew - it seems to be an upmarket version of Gap with better marketing? And a bit pricier. We don't have J Crew here and have to order from overseas or pick from a select few pieces from NAP. But I loved your chambray shirt which you featured recently but it had sold out on NAP in my size and I don't want to ship from the US. Is it as good as the hype?
I had never heard the onion thing in english actually, but here in Spain it seems to be a thing. Unless they just made it up for me ;)As for J Crew, I am mixed. Their styling gets me every single time, I actually think that Jenna and her people are styling geniuses, and all the lookbooks make me want every single piece. But the pieces themselves, on their own, not so stand-out in my opinion. The tops do tend to fit me very well, I love the slim cut of the "perfect shirt" and that it comes in loads of different prints and colors, and yes, I am madly in love with my chambray shirt. I do think the cut on everything is a bit more modern than Gap, a little more thoughtful. But that said, I don't know that I would go out of my way to get the stuff if it were made difficult. I think the international shipping is flat rate and fairly easy, but I'd be wary if I didn't already know exactly how it would fit me, because I would imagine returns would be a pain in the butt. So those are my two cents. Use the lookbooks as style inspiration, shop there if you find yourself near one in person, but otherwise, just try and get similar pieces elsewhere.
It's the extremely clever styling isn't it? I've seen a denim shirt in H&M but me being me means I am trying to find the perfect one where the fading is not too deliberate and where it's even and not messed up on side compared to the other. I will succeed - I'm like that. I've looked at around 7 of the same shirts so far, comparing them - I will get there. I will find the perfect one.
I would do the exact same thing. Keep hunting, you'll find the right one. I will say that the finish on the J crew Chambray shirt is impeccable, and Madewell makes totally lust-worthy ones as well - in fact, you can get them through Shopbop I believe, free international shipping... Worth checking out if you get stumped locally!
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