Lady Sarah's shirt

At any given time, there are about half a dozen silk shirts hanging in my wardrobe. Mostly in various shades of white or cream.

Easy maintenance – despite what the label says, they go in the washing machine in a net bag. It’s important to take them out the second the wash is finished so they don’t sit and get wrinkly. On a hanger they go, and before they dry completely, easy breezy iron.

My obsession with silk shirts has been ongoing. Ever since I tried my first one, which I found incredibly comfortable.

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Life tends to be unkind to satin cream silk, so One has to replenish them often. Although I look for quality, I don’t buy expensive brands and usually wear them with jeans to tone the formality down a little.

Easy steps to impeccable dressing with cream silk shirts
#1 Iron when still slightly damp. Inside out.
#2 Avoid eating anything tomato-ish, or remotely messy. Obvious really, but it took me a while to master this essential point.
#3 Our loving pets and cream silk shirts don’t always make happy companions. Down lady Beatrice! Down and put those claws away…NOW
#4 Easy on the make up front. Heavy foundations can look tacky and leave marks. Use solid, light powders and allow to set, before buttoning or unbuttoning the shirt.
#5 Accessorising? Keep it simple. Let the satin silk shirt do the talking.
#6 Where to wear it? Anywhere! I wear mine for work with a grey jacket on top, but love them for going out for drinks too. -for stress free evenings, I avoid wearing them for dinner.

The new silhouette is looser and drapes like a dream....this one is from top shop boutique. Good quality satin and beautiful contrast in collar in ice blue.

The new silhouette is looser and drapes like a dream….this one is from top shop boutique. Good quality satin and beautiful contrasting collar in lovely ice blue.


High waisted trousers, looser shapes and natural fabrics for AW/14  A full update coming soon.

High waisted trousers, looser shapes and natural fabrics for AW/14
A full update coming soon.

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4 thoughts on “Fashion update: the new silhouette and the satin silk shirt.

  1. Virginia

    Loving this blouse on you. The drape does look wonderful. I admit, I would have to wear a necklace or scarf (always over doing), but just letting the blouse speak for itself works so well for you!

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    1. ladysarahinlondon Post author

      Thank you! A necklace or a scarf would detract from the lovely ice blue collar. Though this is not a ‘real life fashion’ as I was just trying it on at home and pestering the LSH to take the photo. I ll do a real life post later on with the handbag and all. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kressida K

    love the new silhouette lady Sarah- I am also thinking of trying some looser shapes. the satin shirt is divine. it looks great paired with the torn jeans. can you show some photos how you style it for work?

    Reply

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