Iconic White Shirt

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Brooks Brothers (established classic US clothing brand) is collaborating with McArthur Glen Bridgend all this week via a very cool pop-up ‘truck shop’ based at the outlet. Selling men’s and women’s white shirts, the truck is transporting the pop-up across the country.

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If you don’t know much about Brooks Brothers white shirts, the most important thing you need to know is that you don’t have to iron them! They come in classic shapes in soft 100% cotton, and you can just wash, dry and wear. If, like me, you really hate ironing, this is reason enough to buy at least one!

I was offered the challenge to create a look based around this iconic white shirt, by shopping the brands at McArthur Glen Bridgend.

I’m a regular at the centre, as I may have mentioned once or twice in the past that my shopping weakness is leather bags. Fossil and Radley store managers and staff have become very familiar with me :-) and my penchant! So, any look for me couldn’t be created without a suitable leather bag.

I chose this one from Radley as I love the shape, great for carrying my diary, notebooks and laptop when I work in the office or remotely, and especially love the the handle. The colour is great too.

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My other love has and always will be, denim. I think since my early teens, I’ve always owned at least one denim jacket. I love jeans of course, but the denim jacket is a classic wardrobe staple for me. So a shirt style Levi’s denim jacket in indigo is a classic combination – crisp white shirt teamed with dark navy denim.

I’m also a great believer that sunglasses should be worn all year round. The sun still comes out in the winter! (sometimes..). But I’ve discovered it’s hard to buy sunglasses after summer ends. So, a pair of Sinner glasses from Saltrock helped complete my more casual take on the white tailored shirt. I’ll wear this outfit with black straight leg trousers or skirt and tan boots.

The pop-up really is worth a look and Mike who is running it for the week, is incredibly friendly and helpful. The interior has been kitted out with wooden display cabinets that resemble a gentleman’s tailors and there’s even a fitting room inside.

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