Now that I've cleaned out my closet and shored up my personal style, the focus shifted to unique, quality pieces to anchor my fall look. That's why I picked up this color-block shirt by Native Son from Blackbird.
I remember seeing this piece for the first time on Blackbird's website back in the spring. It jumped out at me even then, but the price made it an impossibility. So I put it out of my mind until last week, when it popped up on their blog at a reduced price that I couldn't pass up.
It's simple, yet unique. A single, wide stripe of black across the midsection cuts the shirt into three parts. The color on either side is a nice light brown/dark tan--a shade that was noticeably lacking from my life, and perfect for fall. When I ordered it I was hoping that the black stripe would be high enough that there'd still be a bit of brown showing when tucked in. I wasn't disappointed.
The size small is a perfect fit--the neck button closes, the arms are cut slim and high, and the shirt tapers beautifully. Those with very trim frames should take note--they even carry an extra small size (still on sale online last I checked.) Seeing these pictures now, I could probably shorten the sleeves. But the wrists close high enough that I almost don't have to.