Artichoke is known for selling well-cut jeans that fit most shapes and sizes at a price that won’t break the bank...
A reputation that goes beyond Norfolk as we regularly send parcels to Scotland, London and the south coast and have even been asked to export the odd pair too!
We have the same philosophy when it comes to ladies’ shirts. Like the women who work in our shops, the ladies we sell to come in various shapes and sizes - which means the blouses that we sell do too. We thought you might like to see a few of our favourites for this autumn...
The white shirt
The original wardrobe staple. A classic that goes everywhere and with everything: suited and booted to work, tucked into jeans with an easy slouchy elegance or loose over skinnies for a crisp classic look.
The mark of a great white shirt is that it can be worn with at least 10 outfits - casual and dressy - and be machine-washable. If you only have room for one white shirt in your wardrobe, go for simple and understated. This season, however, we are all fighting over this fabulous Tinta blouse - with just the right amount of ruffles, it’s so “Saint Laurent” but with a high street price tag.
The floral shirt
The fashion world’s obsession with florals continues this season and through into next spring, too. To reflect this trend we’ve chosen this beautiful statement piece from Grenouille. Like a lot of our garments, it’s the perfect trans-seasonal piece. A word that’s hard on the ear but easy on your bank balance - put simply, that means it can be worn year-round.
If your office has a strict dress code, instead of a dress why not choose a floral print shirt to wear with your tailored trousers. Alternatively, a floral shirt will brighten up a winter’s day when worn simply with jeans and a gilet.
Love them or loathe them, it seems that the tunic is here to stay and if, as predicted, wide leg trousers make a comeback a tunic will look just as fabulous with them as they do with skinnys. It’s another trans-seasonal piece that will look just as good in July as it does in November and, although great for covering a multitude of sins, they do look best when slightly fitted. I heard recently that before buying any item of clothing you should be sure that you will be able to wear it at least 35 times. This is almost impossible with eveningwear unless it can translate into daywear too. At Artichoke, we hope to solve the dilemma with a small collection that will do both.