Long, loose and layered is the look I’m going for this spring. Step one in achieving this is to gather the elements, and what better place to start than with a long cotton shirt with a twist. The shirt can layer over long skirts or pants and under big sweaters or jackets. Point is it’s a necessary element on which to build upon.
There’s an art to layering. It takes a little work in front of the mirror to get the proportions right. The balance of colors and textures must also be considered. It could be tonal, monochromatic or pair an unexpected color pant with it as in the photo below.
My initial search for the perfect long cotton shirt left me with sticker shock. Upwards of $500 is too much for a white or pale cotton shirt, which will inevitably loose its luster after a season or two, unlike cashmere sweaters and woolens that can last a lifetime. I find cotton shirts can be fragile and begin to show their age quickly by comparison. That’s when I headed over to The Outnet, a fantastic resource that carries great brands heavily discounted. I came up with a great crop of long cotton shirts well within my comfort zone for price.