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The Perfect Blue Shirt

— by Alyson Walsh

Toast shirt.

It’s warmer than Barcelona in London at present and to avoid looking like I’m suffering a menopausal meltdown, I’ve been thinking of ways to stay cool. Ever since I read about Acne’s Snowdon Blue campaign earlier this month, I’ve been determined to find the perfect blue shirt. So determined, I’m able to conveniently overlook the fact that this is the fail-safe fashion item of Prime Ministers –  David Cameron and Tony Blair are both fans – and focus on its more stylish supporters. As the royal photographer points out, ‘The blue shirt is anonymous and yet
a kind of uniform. It’s a simple backdrop that leaves us to focus on the
sitter’s face
without distraction.’

Actress Emma Thompson.

David Bowie.

At £180 a pop, the Acne shirt is right off my pay scale. So, I’ve  found a couple of reasonably priced alternatives. The collarless version from Toast (above), in a stunning shade of cornflower, and this little number from Gap:

The perfect blue shirt works with white pants, jeans, chinos and maxi skirts. And when I’ve got my hands on one, I’ll show you how.

Have a lovely weekend.

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Toast shirt. It’s warmer than Barcelona in London at present and to avoid looking like I’m suffering a menopausal meltdown, I’ve been thinking of ways to stay cool.