Friday, October 21, 2011

L’Armoire Idéale: white shirt - seven ways

This book has all kinds of interesting suggestions in it!  One of the things that the authors do is to take a simple garment and suggest seven different ways to wear it.  Now bear in mind, some of these are not necessarily something you or I might wear, but they are thought-provoking, and that has some value, right?

Shirt – Steffen Schraut, red pants – Moschino, black tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins

Gold wreath brooch – Debenhams, other brooches – Versace, skirt – Robert Rodriguez, ballet flats – Repetto, floral skirt – Maison Martin  Margiela,  sweater – Lands’ End

Tank top – Pro Surfing, pants – Debenhams, shoes – Keds,  swimsuit - Missoni

Jeans – Levi’s, belt – Diane von Furstenberg, sandals – Loeffler Randall, skirt – Haute Hippie
I'm going to be on vacation all next week, so you're going to get a full week of "one garment - seven ways" while I'm out of touch.  Thanks, as always, for being here with me!

And if anybody can offer up better translations from the French than I have provided, please let me know; I'm always happy to learn more French.


  1. I will use the time to go through your older posts.

  2. I almost gave up looking for a perfect white shirt, your post has inspired me to keep on looking. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration ! I like how the shirt is teamed up with the skirts.I have a patterned skirt and I now I have an idea on how to wear it.
    I have to say I love your blog.

  4. The white, button-front shirt is the holy grail of style, and very elusive to the small-shouldered, big-busted figure such as mine. Some of the chicest outfits I saw in Europe involved a classic white shirt: some with jeans, some with trousers, some with skirts, etc.

  5. To suit my colours, my best "white" shirt is ivory. As ivory shirts are hard to find I buy a quality men's shirt with no breast pocket, mother of pearl buttons and french cuffs. I have the sleeves altered for the right length. Thanks for a great series. I have created for inspiration with core pieces from a capsule wardrobe.