Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The silk shirt

From & Other Stories
Recently I have fallen for silk shirts. This may be a bad thing as silk gets ruined pretty quickly.

It seems like there has been a mini explosion by mid priced retailers selling silk shirts. Uniqlo has launched a silk range in several colours at £39.90 and I came across this dark yellow one in & Other Stories in Regents Street in London today. Zara UK is due to launch a black silk shirt very soon at £39.99 . Hooray for silk shirts!  Previously linked to high end retailers, this classic item of clothing is within reach to women like me.

I have been looking for this dark yellow/mustard colour for a long time.  I have brown skin and feel this is a perfect colour for my skin tone (£55.00 from & Other Stories).

When buying silk shirts be wary of sizes, Uniqlo S is almost like a M for someone who is a size 8, this may not bother you if you like a loose fit, think Chloe style.

The one from & Other Stories which I came across and tried on as size EUR 34, linked as size XS on the website size guide was a little loose on me and I'm UK size 8. Normally I look at size S.

Also when buying online the colour on the website may not be faithful to the colour in reality. So it may be best to shop in person.

Long may this revolution continue.....