I’m a fashion editor and these ridiculously comfortable, chic shirts are my go-to for warmer weather

Meghan Markle is a big fan of the London-based label too

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Call off the search, we’ve found the one piece you absolutely need in your wardrobe this year: a chic shirt.

Whether you’re looking for linen, stripes, denim or plaid, allow us to introduce to you the name that does it all: With Nothing Underneath.

Hear us out. When heading off on holiday, our favourite lapis blue linen shirt will make both travelling and packing ridiculously simple. Wear it on the plane with linen trousers or leggings and your best white trainers, then team it with the matching co-ord boxer shorts on the beach when you touch down.

Tie it over a simple black maxi dress for evening, and if you size up enough, you can wear it as a swimwear cover-up too.

It’s little wonder Meghan Markle is a fan of the label, which we’re adding to our list of the best British clothing brands to have on your radar.

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Founded in 2017, WNU cites Carolyn Bessette, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Rampling as their style icons, but modern day wearers include Sam Taylor-Johnson, Claire Foy, Dolly Alderton, Suranne Jones, Josie Gibson and Ella Mills (AKA Deliciously Ella).

Founder Pip Durell is a former Vogue stylist and Tatler Editor, so it’s safe to say she knows her stuff. On the site she’s quoted as saying ‘it really just started with one shirt and went from there… I guess I thought that if I wanted this wardrobe staple then others might too.’

With prices ranging from £95 for a plain white poplin shirt to £230 for the bestselling silk styles, it might be a bit more than you’d normally spend, but it’s an investment that will definitely go far.

As a keen fan of these spring capsule wardrobe staples myself, I can tell you the quality is impressive, and they wash really well too. The blue and white striped poplin shirt is my office uniform, and the blue denim shirt has received lots of compliments at weekends.

The seriously impressive thing about WNU is that they’ve taken a really simple concept and absolutely perfected it. There are monogramming options to add a personal touch, and there’s even a clever ‘find your shirt quiz’ if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the choice.

The shirts are available in UK sizes 6 to 18, and the sarongs, palazzo pants and caps are well worth checking out too.

What is a Boyfriend shirt?

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Boyfriend shirts take notes from traditional menswear - as WNU calls it 'inspired by men’s tailoring and adjusted for women'. Button-down, boxy and oversized, they are loved by celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Meghan Markle and Katie Holmes. The baggier the fit, the better, since the idea is to look like you've found it in your boyfriend's wardrobe. They work particularly well with blue denim and sharp tailoring.

Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.