For me a white shirt, or blouse is the ultimate wardrobe staple.
The one piece that can be taken from a suit in the office to a glitter ra-ra skirt come the weekend - a piece worn by icons such as Ms Hepburn to a certain Miss Chung - and always oozes a simplicity and effortlessness which in my eyes is completely timeless...
This probably explains my love affair with this beautiful Dahlia number, and the reason it is now happily perched in my washing pile after a few days of hard-wearing.
With the beautiful sheer fabric, and absolutely perfect lace cut-out collar this blouse is the perfect twist on an absolute classic, and one I'm sure will be sported on Dahlia girls, many years from now. I decided to team mine with a slick of red lipstick and beehive to add a hint of sixties fun to this monochrome look, and add a cut-out pinafore to bring it back to the future for a modern-retro school girl look - perfect.