Ben Sherman has been an iconic British brand for the past 50 years. Their unique style, bold prints and hard wearing fabrics are some of the brand’s hall mark features. After returning from living in America in the 1960s, Ben Sherman wanted to re-create the classic button down shirt with a British flair. Their collection has been evolving ever since, with the addition of casual and tailored pants and shorts for men, and pants, dresses, skirts and blazers for women. We are lucky to be living in Australia, as we are the only country that can purchase Ben Sherman’s women’s wear in-store. The brand caters for the warmer southern hemisphere weather, altering fabrics and fit to suit our lifestyle. I love a bit of prep, and the brand certainly caters for that! Department stores like David Jones often stock the brand, but if you don’t have access to DJ’s it can be found at Ben Sherman’s online store or at The Iconic.
I bought my first Ben Sherman shirt in 2008, and have been wearing it regularly ever since. It still looks brand new, and is incredibly comfortable. It is great for work, with jeans or black pants. I have also worn it tucked into a black pencil skirt. Although the price may be more than you would normally pay for a shirt, the cost-per-wear makes it more than worth it. I love that the shirts are made with long arm lengths – being tall I am used to shirts coming half way up my forearm. This is not the case with this brand. This season, their classic Westminster fit shirts come in a variety of limited edition Liberty prints, exclusive to Ben Sherman.
Let’s have a look at what they have to offer this season.
1. L/S Ponte Blazer – $199.95 | 2. Sleeveless Ladder Lace Shirt – $99.95 | 3. Long Sleeved Shawl Collared Blazer at The Iconic – $249.95 | 4. Floral Spliced Pencil Skirt – $119.95 | 5. Tailored Cigarette Pants – $129.95
One of the things I love is the classic, tailored work wear. Blazers in bright colours, and fitted pants and skirts. Pieces can be mixed and matched, and can effortlessly flow into your existing wardrobe.
1. Sleeveless Floral Print Tank at The Iconic – $54.95 | 2. Double Layer Stripe Double Breasted Sweat at The Iconic – $67.01 (on sale) | 3. Embroidered Stripe Top – $119.95 | 4. Ponte Pencil Skirt at The Iconic – $60 (on sale) | 5. Biker Jean – $129.95 | 6. Lampshade Style Ponte Mini Skirt at The Iconic – $79.95
The brand also caters for casual wear, with brightly coloured knits, cute skirts and fashionable jeans. I especially love the double breasted sweat jacket – perfect for a casual outfit with jeans and Converse while the weather is warming up. While the skirts are on the short side (and having long legs makes them extra short!) they can be paired with leggings for modesty.
1. Blue China Print Dress at The Iconic – $249.95 | 2. Sleeveless Tie Waist Dress – $149.95 | 3. Short Sleeved Sweetheart Neckline Dress at The Iconic – $199.95
I love the dresses in this season’s collection. From tailored to classic and floral, there is really something for everyone. I particularly love the Blue China Print Dress. My Nana has a large collection of blue china, so it immediately reminding me of that. It would be perfect for a garden wedding or a girly high tea.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse into Ben Sherman’s collection. Head to Toe is a new series in which I will focus on a brand that I love. If you have a brand that I need to know about for the next post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your favourite piece from the Ben Sherman collection? Do you have a go-to brand that you love?
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