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The striped shirt makes summer dressing a breeze — That’s Not My Age
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The striped shirt makes summer dressing a breeze — That’s Not My Age


Pictures: Neil Mackenzie Matthews


The shirts are out (not actually, this one’s tucked in). As quickly as summer season arrives, I attain for a cotton button-down. Cool, wafty and super-chic. The pull-on-and-go properties of a cotton poplin, striped shirt are second to none. This elegant wardrobe important appears to be like nice with skirts, even higher with a pair of outdated light denims and it’s the final word multi-tasking, vacation must-have (good for throwing on after the seashore). A staple of French style editors and movie stars, alike; shirt-wearer extraordinaire, Tilda Swinton wore a striped model (tailor-made swimsuit and surrealist footwear) lately at a personal view in London. Time to get in on the Shirt Motion.

And stripes in summer season, what’s to not like? I’m a sucker for blue and white, however final 12 months I pivoted to pink. This shirt is from Faithfull the Model (now not obtainable in pink), for comparable strive Whistles, Rails, With Nothing Beneath, and Frank & Eileen. Word the scrumptious mixture of bubble gum pink and a stunning wealthy brown.

Whether or not you’re sight-seeing, gallery-going or working round city, the outsized, striped shirt makes summer season dressing a breeze.



The cotton skirt is from a sustainable model based mostly in East London referred to as Elwin. I used to be launched to the founder Deanne by a mutual buddy (and she or he loaned me the skirt for the shoot). Having labored in luxurious style and advertising and marketing for over-20 years, Deanne arrange her personal small enterprise. Her intention is to create understated, versatile garments in a round manner that doesn’t injury the planet. Elwin garments are made in small batches and the vary (of knitwear, jackets and separates) is described as ‘steady and evolving.’ Reasonably than being changed each season by an entire load of different stuff, the gathering is designed to go from one 12 months to the following, and past.  ‘Garments for me have emotional resonance,’ says Deanne,  ‘I’ve issues I’ve owned for a few years (a long time even) and put on again and again.’



And don’t overlook my damaged stripe, Sew Shirt in collaboration with Sarah O’Keefe (obtainable from the TNMA Edit). Extra summer season stripes, right here:

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My very own cotton shirt is from Faithfull the Model (purchased final summer season. Related HERE, HERE and HERE). Cotton skirt from Elwin, as above. My sandals are Historic Greek Sandals and the leather-based tote may be very outdated Ally Capellino.


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