Every wardrobe should host at least one white shirt, a perfect wardrobe would have more. We are hearing these rules so much lately, they have started to influence my choices, all minimal this and classic that, BUT then when I go to get dressed I think "gaaa where's the fun stuff? I need to go with my gut, I don't want to live my life bound by wardrobe rules!

In saying that, this Malene Birger pleated shirt somehow managed to satisfy all requirements and tick those wardrobe "classic" boxes. In off white silk it is timeless and feminine, but the dramatic sheer pleated back is dramatic and flirty - my desire for difference has been met! The first time I wore it I teamed it with a silk black Karen Walker skirt and gold heels and felt ridiculously chic, but lately I have been mixing it up with shorts or coloured bottoms, the volume nicely balanced with something fitting or short.

It is always worth the hunt for something different. 

Shirt (with free shipping this month)- Malene Birger /  Shorts - French Connection /  Jewellery - D-Luxe