Back to Basics: White Organic Cotton Shirts

As part of Organic September we are shining a spotlight on great organic fabrics that are made to last. Here are our favourite white organic cotton shirts for Autumn.

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A white cotton shirt is a great foundation piece in any wardrobe. We love to mix it up with contemporary styles that make this humble shirt feel anything but basic. Experiment with different sleeve shapes, collar sizes and fits to find a style that perfectly compliments you. We love grabbing a perfectly pressed shirt to tuck loosely into jeans for an effortlessly chic everyday look.
Tips on Trend Led Dressing:

This season, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the Heritage trend. Pair it with a perfectly cut checked trouser suit, or layer underneath a wool pinafore dress. Accessorise with sturdy walking boots or brogues for a down to earth look.

Tips on caring for your organic cotton shirt: With the right care your shirt should last years.

– Wash your whites with other whites. It goes without saying but it really helps to avoid your shirt from becoming dull.

– Soak dull white’s in lemon water. Add several slices of lemon to a pan of water and bring to the boil. Soak until the water cools then launder as normal.

– Baking soda, lemon juice, borax and vinegar all help to naturally whiten your whites.

– Add 1/2 cup of any of the above to a normal wash. Then hang out to dry in the sun to make the most of its natural bleaching power.

– Replace missing buttons and repair fraying hems to ensure longevity.

For something very classic, Arket’s organic poplin shirt is a must. It’s cut a little slim with slightly elongated sleeves for a nonchalant vibe. The ultimate ‘boyfriend’ shirt. 
Arket, £35

Mother Of Pearl

This reassuringly thick cotton shirt has a slightly oversize, mannish cut, giving it a modern edge. Mother of Pearl’s signature pearl bar detail on the cuffs adds to its contemporary but elegant feel.

This top is the perfect balance between the freshness of the classic white shirt and some extra couture detail with the long waist tie.  It’s also part of Tome’s White Shirt Project, so when you buy this shirt, you are taking us one step closer to ending modern-day slavery. Plus: look at that discount…

Tome, $49

Mango, £29.99
With its asymmetrical lines and chunky, irregular buttons , this collarless style from Mango’s new Take Action range, is far from basic. It would be perfectly paired with tailored trousers or an a-line skirt and boots.

This relaxed-looking Bamford shirt is inspired by the classic Indian style where it’s crafted: it’s a versatile top that can be worn alone or layered with a sweater. Paired with skinny jeans and ballerinas, there’s nothing chicer than this! 

Bamford, £195

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