Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Unsung Heroes

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What's the real star piece in your wardrobe?

No, not the prettiest, or the most expensive piece... I'm talking about the unsung heroes, the hardest working clothes in your wardrobe. You know, the quiet, unassuming, reliable clothes that you never pay much attention to but expect to be there for you, day after day, making your outfit look just right.
And they do that because they are the perfect background pieces for your statement jewellery, or the trusty companions to your more trendy items. And because of this, these are the clothes you you hold onto, long after the trendier, prettier one have been discarded. And that makes them the real stars of your wardrobe.

My star piece this summer has been the humble Marks and Spencer linen shirt. I have 4 of them. And I've worn at least one of them several times a week for the past 2 months.

I've worn the shirt loose over a dress or trousers...
(Original posts: left / right)

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...or tied at the waist (left / right)

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And I think I can still come up with new outfits  based on this versatile piece... Well, at least one: next week I will be posting the last outfit featuring the linen shirt, to mark the end of summer... 

What are the real stars of your wardrobe this summer?

Tiina
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  1. Your linen shirts deserve praise. They enhance every outfit.

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    1. Thanks, Ally! I have been wearing these shirts non-stop all summer.

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  2. Your shirts are great work horses, but that cute blue skirt with all the colours (bottom right) really caught my eye. Beautiful.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje. Well, I think I have another post with that skirt coming up soon...

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  3. I have quite a few unsung heroes and am trying to wear them before the cold winter winds arrive. Great looks for you in each of these outfits. #HighLatitudeLinkUp

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    1. Thanks! Yes, now is the time to wear all those summer favourites, one more time...

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  4. I LOVE linen, will also show in the next blogpost my linen skirt!
    Wonderful peaces dear friend. Love also the skirt on the last picture! :-)

    have a nice weekend
    Dana :-)

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    1. Thanks! I only wear linen shirts. I don't like ironing...

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  5. My favorite is the light blue one and these shirts tie so well in the front, very stylish! I have I think only one linen shirt in my closet, I need more colors!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. The blue one one is my favourite, it seems to go with anything.

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  6. I am such a lazy person so I only own a few linen clothing. I don't like ironing. ;) But you are so right, they are such useful pieces and I like how you tie them. :)

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com 

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    1. Trust me, none of these shirts has ever seen an iron... To be honest, I'm not quite sure where my iron is...

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

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  8. Love your pretty linen blouses. My favorite summer piece is probably my denim shorts which are worn every weekend. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. We all need those trusty basics we wear more than anything else. That's what I call a true investment piece...

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  9. Classy and versatile! I really need one in my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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