One would be forgiven for thinking, after the latest crop of S/S shows, the fashion industry is charging through styles at unprecedented rate. The A/W offerings allowed us to forget the recession and bury our heads in not sand, but sequins, and added a healthy dose of brash, 80’s inspired styles to the mix, in the form of bubble skirts, big shoulders and acid colours.
Fast forward to the spring summer shows at it would appear that fashion has taken a complete U-turn, plunging straight from a loud 80’s style into paired down 90’s minimalism – the runways were awash with white, nudes and navy, the key pieces being classics such as crisp white shirts (seen at on the Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Donna Karen runways) and navy blazers (seen at MaxMara and Ralph Lauren)
The great thing about these kind of pieces is that, as classics, they are a totally guilt-free buy – when is a white shirt or a navy blazer ever going to be seriously out of style? Now is the time to stock up on these classic items.
However, for the majority of us that fall slightly outside of the standard industry sizing, the thought of buying such basics leaves us tearing our hair – shelling out for a designer item, however classic it may be, doesn’t seem like such a great investment when the sleeves are too short, or the back to long, or the bust too small. What’s a girl to do?
The simple answer is to get something tailored for you. Here at A Suit That Fits.com we can tailor-make your perfect shirt, exactly to your frame and measurements, in an amazing array of 15 types of white fabric. Click here too see my perfect white ladies shirt in herringbone with a navy striped under-collar for extra stylistic interest.
The ideal classic navy blazer has one button and slanted flapped pockets – I recommend one of our silk-wool blends for a luxurious look, in navy or navy pinstripe . For a more casual look that’s right on trend, choose linen or corduroy (seen at Ralph Lauren)
Here is my version of the perfect navy blazer; alter the fabric and attributes to create your ideal style.