Wardrobe Essential - The Blue Shirt

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a very enjoyable two weeks at home in Mayo with all my extended family. It was Bobby's first real Christmas where he knew what was going on, so it made the whole holiday so much more fun.

Last year I did a blog post on My Wardrobe Essentials and I was delighted by the response it received, so, I decided to follow up by focusing on some of the items on the list; starting with one of my favourite items  - The Blue Shirt (click here for a full list of wardrobe essentials). 

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Why should I buy a Blue Shirt?

  1. It's versatile, it can be worn casually but also used for work-wear
  2. It's timeless, it will never go out of fashion 
  3. It's great for layering with navy, blue, pink, khaki and even orange (click here to see how I styled it with orange)
  4. It creates an easy to achieve effortless look 
  5. Blue is a colour that works on most people (paler skin tones may have to go for deeper shades of blue)

Tips for buying a Blue Shirt:

  1. Try to avoid buying polyester fabric - cotton or a cotton mix looks much sharper and feels far superior
  2. Roll the sleeves up and make them 3/4 length - this is more flattering especially on smaller people
  3. Try and choose a shirt that won't crease too easily - before purchasing, do a crease test by bundling a bit of fabric in your hand to see how bad it creases!
  4. Tuck in the shirt, or at least the front of it, to avoid creating a frumpy look
  5. Try to avoid wearing something underneath that is visible or that shines through the fabric. Ideally wear a nude vest and a nude bra 
  6. To create a more edgy or funky look, close the top button. Note that this looks does not work as well with bigger busts
  7. If the shirt has pockets, pay attention to their placement - sometimes if they are too low it can make your boobs looks droopy;)