As soon as I saw the box from Hawes & Curtis I knew this would be a completely different shirt* to others I’ve worn previously. I could tell from the packaging and how well presented the shirt was in the box that it is a good quality shirt and that the people behind the design has had the person wearing it in mind when making it.
Leather Jacket – H&M | Polkadot Shirt – Hawes & Curtis | Ripped Jeans – Topshop | Wedges – New Look
I’ve never been a shirt wearer person. I find it difficult to find the right fit due to my big boobs. Yes, the boobs are always the culprits when trying on a nice looking shirt but having to hang it back in store for two reasons: it fits perfectly everywhere apart from over the boobs where a massive gap between the buttons and everyone can see my bra (not in a sexy way) or the gap between the boobs in no existent but it looks like I’m wearing a tent and how fun is that? (unless made into festival clothing like I showed in my Ushiwear post).
If you have similar problems buying shirts like me, then you know how thrilled I was to be able to receive a shirt in my normal top size and it fits! I was nervous unpacking the shirt and trying it on in case it would be just like normal shirts but I was pleasantly pleased to find it’s a great fit and that it feels more like a top than a shirt. Other shirts I’ve worn are quite stiff but this feels soft and comfortable all around and i can move my arms very comfortably. It still makes me want to straighten my back all the time, and that’s a good thing because who wants to look like a cabbage all day long? In order to get this fit, you will have to expect to pay a bit more than when you go to high street. It’s worth it though and shirts will never stop being trendy so you are investing for a lifetime.
I’m hoping to make use of this shirt all year around and for different occasions. I love the blue colour and the cute white polkadots. I love stripes and polkadot clothes so this fits in well in my wardrobe. The shirt also comes in a short sleeved version but I prefer longs sleeves which can be folded up (need to practise how to do this perfectly) and also in dark blue which I might invest in for winter time. Find more fitted women’s shirts from Hawes & Curtis and great offers at the minute here.
In this post, I wanted cuteness to meet my casual rock style so I paired it with ripped black jeans, a black leather jacket and black wedges. I love my blacks and in this case, they make the shirt stand out even more. For a warmer day, I’d pair it with white shorts and a white tank top and leave the shirt open, a la cardigan style. It would bring out the white details around the collar and the two button cuffs.
Where do you buy your shirts and how do you style them?
*PR Sample. All views are my own.