So what do you think about a patterned shirt? As a sentence / phrase it sounds a bit like something you buy as a token of a holiday in Hawaii.

Or in a totally different mind set – a high end silk variety from Browns made by Gucci or Prada.

Today’s post is a patterned, wide neck, wide short-sleeve shirt from Monki; so incredibly affordable and may I add fairly bloody chic too! Pardon my French but it must be said; patterned shirts don’t have to be tacky. In-fact they are having a moment right now and I’ve totally bought in.

The bowling collar is very in this season; more so in menswear than anything but as we know -or if you are new to me will learn; I like menswear. In-fact I like to adopt menswear trends into womenswear looks.

I’ve paired this shirt with straight leg frayed edge black jeans from Paige and a Uniqlo boyfriend coat. To girlify it a bit I’ve added a necklace from Gempora and my personalised bag from The Cambridge Satchel Co and all white Nike Flyknit Racers by Footlocker. Buy similar ones here. 

My suitcase is from Eastpak and these shots were taken as I was just on my way out of London to the countryside for Easter! But you can find me with a suitcase running around London most days doing styling pick ups and returns so either way this thing is really useful and my sidekick / best mate most days. Yes my best mate is a suitcase – such is fashion…! You all think it’s glam and champaign (currently am sipping champers but anyway) it’s also suitcases and hard work.

Pics taken by Muffadal Abbas