WNU Wear: The Penelope Chilvers Edit

How do you style the classic pieces in your wardrobe?

Our founder, an ex-Vogue staffer, is all too familiar with the “must have essentials for every woman’s wardrobe”. And that’s because, well, they are essential. Compiled of a black blazer, a crisp white shirt, perfectly fitting blue denim jeans, an everyday boot, a beige trench coat and a cosy knit jumper, these versatile pieces become the base to your style for every occasion, from work to play and day to night. (Trust us, it’s a tried and tested formula.)

Do you reckon you're in need of a wardrobe staples refresh? Or are you here looking for some classic styling ideas using our best-selling poplin collection and everyone’s favourite shoes from our friends at Penelope Chilvers? Either way, get ready to put your best foot forward as we show you three ways to wear our most popular shirts with three of their most sought after shoes.

Why Penelope Chilvers?

We partnered with Penelope Chilvers due to their reputation for superb quality, comfort and effortless style - values that strongly align with WNU. Combining contemporary, fashion led design with enduring style and traditional craftsmanship, the brand produces timeless, made to last pieces that work seamlessly with each season’s trends. 
This means when you invest in a pair of their shoes, alongside a classic oversized shirt, you can wear them again and again. (And again).

They design footwear and accessories to fall in love – and stay in love - with and, like your favourite shirts, their styles become “old friends”, reliable staples, like your go-to dog walking boot or quintessential Chelsea boot. 

The Morning Countryside Walk

A late morning walk before the gastro pub lunch booking, wearing beautifully made leather boots and your staple oversized shirt. Dog optional, but preferable. 
It’s all about natural materials and earthy shades when it comes to mastering your countryside wardrobe. Warm browns and cool blues in organic cotton and soft leather - this is your failsafe combo for an easy, off-duty look this season.

The shirt:
Poplin White

The Everyday London Uniform

Championed in the workplace, but easily worn casually too, our versatile poplin shirts are best sellers for a reason. 
For days spent meandering around London or running errands in town for business (you know, brunches, lunches, etc) you need something easy and comfortable and effortlessly cool. By pairing it back with some monochrome styling you will create the perfect juxtaposition of smart casual AKA your new day-to-day look.

An After Hours Invitation

Looking expensive is a true art, but that doesn’t mean that it's not unattainable and it does not exclusively mean slipping into an LBD... Here are our three go to rules to elevate any outfit for your evening plans. Firstly, keep it sleek by sticking to an all black outfit, trust us, it immediately looks chic. Then consider your fabrics, you want luxe materials that drape off the body; your silks, velvets and gold metal jewellery. Lastly make it a set by pairing similar pieces together, like a black silk shirt and tailored silk trousers. 
“R.S.V.P. I’ll be there in 20.”
The shirt: Silk Onyx, available for pre-order

We were so excited for our collaboration with Penelope Chilvers as crisp shirting and tall boots have been key in every styling edit of WNU’s shoots. 

Browse our collection of campaigns and get inspired on how to wear your shirts this Winter.

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