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True Blue

by habituallychic

08 . 05 . 12
Romy Schneider wore blue shirts in so many films that I have to wonder if it was part of her own style or something that was just popular in the early 1970’s.  Of course, a blue shirt is always in style and is a staple of my own wardrobe.  I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the perfect blue shirt and I wish I could find one that looks as soft and luxurious as the one Romy wears in Cesar et Rosalie (above and below), albeit with a slightly smaller collar. I think I might pop over to J.Crew today and look at their options while you enjoy this look at other fans of the blue shirt. 

Romy Schneider in Cesar et Rosalie

Romy Schneider wearing a monogrammed blue shirt in The Things of Life.
Romy Schneider in La Piscine

Carolyn Murphy photographed by Mario Testino for US Vogue July 1999.  Carine Roitfeld styled this shoot and makes me wonder if she was inspired by Romy Schneider as well.

Carine Roitfeld is also a fan of the blue shirt in stripes and solids. 

Carine Roitfeld

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Sofia Coppola in Louis Vuitton 

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Ashley Olsen

Paul Newman 

Emmanuelle Alt another French fashion editor with a penchant for blue shirts. 
via The Sartorialist

Lauren Hutton 

Lauren Hutton with Richard Gere in American Gigolo

Johannes Huebl and Olivia Palermo

Johannes Huebl and Olivia Palermo

photo by Mario Testino

Emmanuelle Alt 

Katherine Hepburn

Rosella Jardini in blue shirt and fabulous necklace.  I actually own a very similar necklace and will definitely start pairing it with my blue shirts. 

Alessandra Ambrosio

Reese Witherspoon

via Maison Scotch

I wasn’t familiar with Maison Scotch but I will definitely be checking them out now!

via Vogue

via Garance Dore

Giovanna Battaglia shirt detail. 

Giovanna’s entire ensemble. 

My favorite blue shirt in I Am Love. 

I love how the necklace sits inside the shirt in I Am Love too. 

via Tommy Ton

Nothing goes with a blue shirt better than Celine!
  • I love the look of a blue shirt paird with almost anything! Stunning with a gorgeous black pant or more casual with winter white cords!

    Heather you might try Brooks Brothers Women’s…I used to get a lot of my shirts there..

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artist Series

  • Love all of the pictures. My favourite color is Blue and I love Celine.

  • This is a GREAT post–please, please, please add a pinterest button to your post–that’s the only way (as far as I know) to post individual pictures and not the entire post. Merci! LOVE your style!

  • The blue shirt is classic summer and although I haven’t worn one this year I think I’ll get a head start on next summer by shopping the end-of-season sales. Ditto on Brooks Brothers (no-iron)shirts…Hmmm, do they ever go on sale?!

  • love a great blue shirt. Brooks Brothers no-iron as mentioned above…I whole-heartedly second that.

    My favorite…Ann Mashburn classic cut. Wish I had it in every color

  • I also found a gorgeous blue(small checks) at Brooks…wonderful fit..Love your Romy postings…took me back to the 70’s & 80’s…as a matter of fact love all your posts…Thanks…ps…have to find my tassel necklace…

  • You have reminded me I no longer have a blue shirt, they are so versatile, great pics.

  • I must now own a blue shirt! I love all chic classics when it comes to my wardrobe and must admit this is one I don’t currently own. Luckily Westfield London is a 2 mins walk from home so off to find one today!
    Inspired posts as always! Thank you

  • I have VERY old Brooks Brothers blue stripe shirt that I have ritualized, I love it so much. But Pinks makes a great blue shirt and I have a good Jill McGowan blue shirt too.

  • Hi Heather, You have convinced me…especially with the Paul Newman photo. Have a fantastic week.
    Mary

  • This post sent me to my closet to rummage. I wore Ralph Lauren Oxford cloth shirts all the time. Blue being my favorite color. They especially looked good un-ironed and even with frayed collar and cuffs and worked with all types of pants. A true classic. Thanks.

  • I love a blue shirt! I bought a Margaret Howell men’s one earlier this summer. great selection of pictures.

  • I am wearing a favorite blue shirt today — a blue Ralph Lauren oxford bought in the boys’ department.