Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gap Design Editions: The White Shirt

From Left: Picot Button-Down Shirt and Bell-Sleeve Shirt, both $78 by Philip Lim, available at Gap stores and online

Those who know Philip Lim know that his blouses run in the $300s, so these Gap Design Editions blouses are a steal. I happened to stop by their Annex store (exclusively for the CFDA/Vogue editions) on Fifth Avenue and purchased the bell-sleeve one. While white blouses can be a pain to maintain (constant cleaning and ironing come to mind), they are effortlessly chic and bold; the sweet details on these soften the crisp formality of run-of-the-mill shirts, and the easy prices don't horrify your wallet. (Personally, I refuse to spend more than $100 on a white cotton shirt--I go through too many too quickly to spend a bundle on them.) Now those Chanel platforms would look great with that blouse...

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