Meet Myrna + How to Wear!
I’m very excited to introduce a brand new piece to the collection this summer. Meet the Myrna shirt - call her a cover-up, a blouse or a kimono wrap, she works as all three!
Meet Myrna! These 3 new kimono style wrap shirts are brand new to Stylecamp
I really wanted to create a shirt style in my usual simple, timeless and elegant fashion, that would not only feel totally glamorous, but have a practical use too. I was looking for a comfortable oversized design that could be worn for a number of occasions - a light and airy go-to piece for holidays that you can wear with everything.
As always, my inspiration for this design comes from the glamorous Hollywood starlets of the 1930s and 1940s. You can picture the likes of Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth and Myrna Loy swaying about in long, floaty beach pyjamas along the shores of the Cote d’Azur, luxuriating in loose fitting beach wraps over iconic vintage swimsuits - the epitome of classic Riviera style.
Golden Hollywood movie stars donning their fabulous beach cover-ups
I chose to name this particular design after Myrna Loy, the so-called ‘Queen of Hollywood’ for her opulent movie style and feminine mystique. In her early career in the 1930s she was often cast in exotic roles as a vamp or femme fatale character, always with decadent world costumes or swathed in fabulous robes, complete with smouldering gaze.
The smouldering, femme fatale style of Myrna Loy
Myrna kimono shirt in striking monochrome print
The Myrna shirt is an oversized kimono wrap shape which drapes beautifully over the shoulders and features satin piping detail to the neck and cuffs - I just love incorporating this little detail, a delicate nod to the 1930s. It has high side vents for ease of wear and comfort over the hips, and its cropped length makes it flattering to wear with lots of different pieces. The matching tie belt also means you can wear the shirt open or closed to mix up your look.
Myrna shirt by Stylecamp in black
It’s currently available in 3 great colours/prints:
The timeless black soft twill version is gorgeous with the contrasting satin piping, a style classic that’s effortless and luxurious to wear.
If you fancy something bolder, the monochrome stripe print is so striking for the beach or poolside.
Lastly, there’s the head-turning vibrant lemon print that will transport you straight to the shores of the Amalfi coast. Could it get anymore glamorous?
The Myrna shirt is available in these two fabulous prints, as well as a luxuriously soft black twill fabric.
WAYS TO WEAR
I've been testing this little gem out over the summer and let me telll you, the Myrna shirt is so versatile and easy to wear, I found lots of ways to style it.
The crisp cotton of the lemon kimono shirt makes it ideal for wear as a cover-up around the beach or pool
Whether you're protecting yourself from the sun or heading to the beach bar for some cocktails, the Myrna shirt is effortlessly chic to wear around the beach or pool as a loose, lightweight cover-up. It's an easy piece to simply throw on over your bikini to add a touch of beach glamour to your look. Just add an enormous wide brimmed sun hat!
Create a Riviera style look by layering a Myrna shirt over a bodysuit and tapered trousers for a hint of the Orient
The Myrna shirt is also ideal for layering your look. I just loved wearing this Riviera style ensemble of tapered trousers, Una bodysuit and a tied up Myrna shirt, finished off with mules. It made the perfect elegant daytime outfit for exploring the city or grabbing a spot of lunch. The flash of colour you get from the bodysuit really brings it to life!
1940s styling with the Myrna wrap shirt over culottes shorts was a go-to holiday look
Another casual holiday look inspired by the enduring style of the 1940s, this time with Stylecamp's short culottes and a pair of tie ankle espadrilles - an outfit that will take you from city to beach with no effort at all. Also, how gorgeous is the red with this contrasting monochrome print?
And finally, just as the Riviera style mavens of the 1930s and 40s did before - why not team a Myrna shirt with its matching Marlene beach pyjama jumpsuit for a complete holiday style statement? The Myrna shirt is perfectly balanced by wide leg trousers making these pieces perfect as a two piece set.
I'd love to see how you guys wear it! Tag me in a snap @wearestylecamp with the hashtag #wearestylecamp via your favoured social media channel (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and you might find a little treat in your inbox for your trouble.