Y’all. Y’ALL. I made a very, very important discovery while walking the charming streets of Charleston recently. One block south of Charleston Place, adjacent to the historic King’s Courtyard Inn on lower King Street sits my favorite collared button-up shirts for women I have ever been in. EVER. Shirtini.
Modern classics, effortless style, and a curated selection of menswear inspired shirts for women, all buttoned up in a crisp white shop. WITH CHAMPAGNE AND COOKIES. And not the cheap stuff, ladies. The good bubbles.
Now, I realize not all of us are lucky enough to live in Charleston (myself included) so it’s important to know that you can order their shirts online. Or book yourself a plane ticket to Charleston – because you know you won’t be sorry.
IMO there is nothing more classic or effortless than a perfectly sized button up shirt. Wear it with your gardening jeans or a ballskirt – you do you – but you’re going to look awesome. Your girlfriends are going to compliment you at brunch (while silently regretting that trendy Forever 21 disaster they are trying to pass off as Elizabeth and James) and your boyfriend is going to want you on his arm because, lez be real, everyone loves a classy lady!
Just like women, their shirts come in a variety of sizes. Don’t like when there is a huge gap between the buttons in a certain area (ahem, lady lumps) – WHO DOES? There’s an app for that. Actually, there’s a store for that. Shirtini. If you have any additional questions drop them a line or call and we’ll see if they can make a recommendation. Pretty noncommittal of them, but they are just being modest. These chicks can help you.
Not into a perfect menswear inspired top? #youshouldgoandloveyourself
Here are their general sizing suggestions – because sizing is EVERYTHING when it comes to a buttoned up shirt:
Boyfriend Shirts: Oversized through the shoulders and bust. Trimmer fit through the hips and rear. The majority of our customers choose one size down. If you carry extra weight in your stomach or hips you may want to stick with your regular size, however we don’t usually recommend sizing up.
Fitted Shirts: Size up if you are busty, or have wide shoulders. Many of our customers size up in the Claridge and King Fitted Shirts. Sizing up also works well if you are Petite but would like the Boyfriend Shirt look.
Relaxed Fit: Sized to be worn a bit loose, you can stick with your usual size. If the fit is also oversized we will note it in the item description.
International Sizing: We source our shirts from all over the globe. Some of our shirts are tagged with French sizing while others may be Italian. Please refer to the US size listed for best fit.
Stretch/European fit: The sizes listed on the shirt’s drop down menu will show both the Euro sizing and the American size. Proportions will be smaller in general than American sizing. They find most of our customers do best by choosing one size up.
Long: They consider a shirt to be Long if it covers your rear. They find this TAG helpful when you are looking for something you can wear with leggings or perhaps as a cover up. some of our petite customers can wear long styles as dresses. It is not a Tall and it does not imply sleeve length.
Note: these ladies didn’t pay me a dime. In fact, I practically paid them. Had to call a Uhaul (and my dad to pick me up because I’m an ADULT and drank too much champagne while shopping) to carry all of my purchases out of there. The good news is I’m looking fresh to death and my dad happens to love riding in the car with me.