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Style Staple | The Black Shirt

When thinking of all the items that contribute to a capsule wardrobe in the realm of buttoned shirts this is usually limited to the classic white shirt

Now don’t get me wrong the white shirt is a must for any wardrobe, but its black counterpart is often overlooked. With just as much to contribute in terms of versatility, elegance and timelessness you will find a classic black shirt being able to be used as both a stand alone piece or layering item to create several ensembles come rain, hail or shine.

The perfect item for all year round it can also be used to extend the life of dresses as seasons change when worn over the top and is the perfect addition over a black swimsuit for those dreamy beach days. Though there is an array of shirts on the market, when investing in this style staple be sure to look at the fabric composition to determine if it is right for you and your lifestyle.

You might prefer something infused with elastane to create a polished, wrinkle resistant look for work based ensembles. Alternatively, you might prefer the more relaxed fit that linen provides. What ever your aesthetic might be try and gravitate towards natural materials where possible to maximise breathability and compatibility with skin given how much wear you will ultimately get out of this style staple.