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How to Dress Up a T-Shirt and Look Fabulous for any Occasion

02/09/2015 12:49 EST | Updated 04/11/2015 05:59 EDT
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If you look inside my closet on the far right there is an array of T-shirts in every colour and style you can imagine. I do have a few sweaters and blazers, but the majority of my wardrobe is T-shirts.

As I have said in my blog before, style to me is all about comfort and fit, rather than wearing something that is just not me and uncomfortable.

I love T-shirts and wear them with everything from skirts, to jeans to dressier pants.

Recently, I spoke with Nicholas Brooke, CEO of Sunspel and Nicholas shared with me some of the top trends for T-shirts this spring. I was excited to hear from Nicholas about her suggestions on how to dress up a T-shirt and find out more about the hottest colours for spring 2015.

What are the top style trends and colours for T-shirts this spring?

Stripes almost always return in spring and this year is no exception. We have lots of striped styles including a wide Breton style and a finer, English stripe. In terms of colour, shades of blue, pastel greens and block colours all made appearances on the catwalk.

How can you take a basic t shirt and make it look fabulous for day wear?

A loose cut T-shirt in a relaxed fabric paired with a great pair of jeans in the day creates a classic laid back look. For evening, wear a T-shirt with chic trousers, heels and a smart jacket. In both cases it's all about having superb quality fabric and great fit to make sure a T-shirt looks and feels great. Classic Egyptian Cotton T-shirts are soft and slightly sheer, making it perfect for dressing down in the day and dressing up for evening but I'd never say it was basic.

What is the difference between a shirt that is less expensive and a higher quality shirt?

Less expensive T-shirts tend to fit poorly, lose their shape quickly, shrink, twist, become rough and don't survive for that long. The Egyptian Cotton T-shirt is hand made with enormous care from a special double twisted, smooth, long staple cotton that is unique. This means that they aren't just incredibly smooth and soft but they last -- looking and feeling better as they age. It's all about attention to detail, proportions and fabric.

How to care for a high quality shirt and keep it in the best condition?

As an everyday essential, we don't believe T-shirts should be too high maintenance. T-shirts can be washed in the machine on a gentle cycle. Dry naturally -- don't tumble dry. If you are travelling, roll -- rather than fold -- in your luggage to reduce creasing.

Other tips for T-shirts?

From classic perfect crew neck style to the more relaxed cashmere/cotton mix smock T-shirt and the chic silk Slub T-shirt, we believe that great T-shirts can be used as part of almost any look.

Now when I go out either for day or evening in my t-shirts, I will be equipped with some great tips on the latest styles and trends.

Your suggestions are always welcome, as I continue on my journey to enjoy life to the fullest. Let's have the very best 2015!

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