When it comes to classic style that never fades you really can't beat a well tailored white shirt, it literally goes with everything and can be styled up or down. They really are a staple for any wardrobe and investing in a few quality shirts is an investment well spent. So when I was recently invited by McArthur Glen in Bridgend to come and check out the American Heritage brand Brooks Brothers pop-up vintage truck store I couldn't wait. For those who have been hiding under a rock and have not heard of the Brooks Brothers, it happens to be one of the oldest clothiers in the US and was the first to introduce the concept of the button down shirt.
I was set the White Shirt Challenge to put an outfit together around the white shirt from some of the amazing shops in McArthur Glen. With so much choice it wasn't a quick decision, in fact I walked around the centre first, weighing up all the option and then decided to go back with fresh eyes after a delicious meal at Wagamamas. After lunch the first stop was back at the Jaeger store which had some amazing clothes from their current season as well as past ones and I cam across a beautiful camel jacket which I instantly fell in love with and pairs up so well with the white shirt.
I am a big fan of black so went for my skinny Karen Millen black jeans and added subtle touches of colour with a grey jumper from Gap, the camel Jaeger jacket and more of a pop from my gold brogues and red lipstick, as well as the silver tote bag I picked up from Clarks store at McArthur Glen. I went back and forth with this outfit and I am glad I settled with what I picked as it's great for city jaunts and for upcoming trips to London as it's both casual for canapé events but smart enough for meetings.
Even though Brooks Brothers is a very high end brand it's pop-up truck fit in perfectly into what McArthur Glen had to offer with stores such as Jaeger, Joules, Fossil, Calvin Klein and Osprey to name a few, as well as some fantastic food spots (highly recommend Wagamama). For anyone who is busy, on a budget but brand aware than this is a great spot especially with discounts as big as 65%.
How would you style a white shirt?
Thanks to McArthur Glen for inviting me to take part in this challenge