Five Day Littlewoods Style Challenge – Day 2

Five Day Littlewoods Style Challenge – Day 2

We’ve asked our lovely menswear buyer, Dorothy, to be the first person to take on our Five Day Littlewoods Challenge. Find out more about the challenge here, and read on to see how Dorothy got on with day two of the challenge and find out how you can be in a winner in today’s giveaway!

Day 2

I was actually looking forward to trying the French Connection shirt as I’m not normally much of a shirt person, I’m not keen on too formal styles so tend to stay away from tops like this. But this was a total surprise and not what I expected when I saw I was being given a shirt! The silk material is such a lovely quality and is so light that it drapes really nicely and kept me really cool and comfortable. I just pushed the sleeves up and dressed down the rest of my outfit so it looked really relaxed and was much more my style.

At the office in my silk shirt and combat skinnies

I tried it on with a few different pairs of trousers from my wardrobe and it actually looked really nice with them all. It’s quite a long length shirt so it looked good hanging loose over skinny jeans, but because the fabric is so soft it was also easy to tuck in and didn’t feel uncomfortable at all, so I decided to wear it tucked in to the skinny combats that I’d been given as one of my key pieces.

South Skinny Combat Trousers

French Connection Silk Shirt

I was in the office all day and got loads of compliments on the outfit, which I wore with mid wedge sandals to give me a bit of height and make it all look a bit more summery. The shirt was really light and cool despite wearing long sleeves on a warm day, and the trousers were so comfortable I could happily wear them every day – they sit really well on the waist (not too low) and they held their shape too, they didn’t go baggy at the knee like some trousers do when you spend a lot of time sitting down.

I’ll definitely be getting a pair of my own combats after this as they can be dressed up with heels and dressed down with flats, so they already go with so much in my wardrobe. I also love the zip detail, which can be opened to widen the ankle making them slightly less skinny towards the bottom of the leg.

I think the shirt would be a really good investment buy, French Connection is always such good quality, and even though the silk would need to be well looked after it’s the kind of top you could keep for years and it would never go out of style.


Today we’re giving away the French Connection silk shirt, as worn by Dorothy in today’s challenge. For your chance to win this fabulous Classic Silk Shirt, just tell us what you’d wear it with – would you wear loose over skinny jeans, tucked in and dressed down with combats (a la Dorothy) or do you have something else in mind? Let us know by using the form below to leave your comment before midnight, and a winner will be picked at random tomorrow morning from all of the approved entries. Good luck!

Thanks for all the comments on the Day 1 blog post, and congratualtions to Carla Morris – our winner of the Dune Ballerina Pumps, congratulations!

1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules. 2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who posts a comment on any one day during the 5 Day Littlewoods Challenge blog post at the following URL: Only one entry per person. 3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering.  The closing time for entry is midnight each day. 4. All entries into the draw must be appropriate and approved so by the promoter. Any entries deemed inappropriate will be excluded from the draw. 5. For each of the 5 days, a winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries for that day. The winners will be notified by email within 14 days of the draw and must respond to their notification email within 30 days otherwise they will forfeit the prize and a new winner may be drawn.  The prizes will be sent to the addresses of the relevant winner and runner up within six weeks. 6. The daily prizes will be shown each day at The prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable. 7. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win. 8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that, if they win, their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting details of the prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion. 9. Details of the winners will be available after 5th September 2011 by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Littlewoods Blog Challenge, Park Lane, Netherton, Liverpool, L72 1LF. 10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.

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  1. Posted by Karen Jones on August 23, 2011

    Would wear with Flared jeans, high shoes and long beads

  2. Posted by Greig spencer on August 23, 2011

    loose over skinny jeans,

  3. Posted by C George on August 23, 2011

    I’d wear it as a jacket over a light strappy dress – it’d give a bit of coverage but still feel summery enough for bare legs and sandals.

  4. Posted by Jill Webb on August 23, 2011

    Jeans black boots

  5. Posted by Julie Booth on August 23, 2011

    This would look great with black skinny jeans and a skinny belt.

  6. Posted by kelly smith on August 23, 2011

    i would wear with pale blue skinny jeans and heels x

  7. Posted by lynn ward on August 23, 2011

    navy skinny jeans and ballet pumps

  8. Posted by Sarah Foran on August 23, 2011

    I would wear it with some 3/4 jeans for the summer with a nice belt and sandals

  9. Posted by Gillian Cooke on August 23, 2011

    I would style this with smart bootcut indigo jeans and white wedges.

  10. Posted by Emma Howard on August 23, 2011

    I’d wear it loose with skinny jeans

  11. Posted by Vanessa Cox on August 23, 2011

    loose over skinny jeans 🙂

  12. Posted by Corinne Faulkner on August 23, 2011

    Got to be with a pair of jeans

  13. Posted by Val on August 23, 2011

    This would look good with anything, but dark blue skinny jeans, gorgeous leopard print high heels, and my lovely chunky red necklace would do to start with. So versatile.

  14. Posted by Sarah Cooper on August 23, 2011

    I’d wear with a denim skirt and sandals.

  15. Posted by prachi on August 23, 2011


  16. Posted by lucy osborne on August 23, 2011

    i’d wear it with skinnies, or tucked into my palazzo pants, or with a cute mini…. the possibilities are endless

  17. Posted by abigail craig on August 23, 2011

    I would wear it to work with some flare black trousers and wedges with my hair down and black jewellery!

  18. Posted by Michelle Bosomworth on August 23, 2011

    tucked into a pair of blue city shorts

  19. Posted by Eva on August 23, 2011

    I would wear this lovely shirt with a nice pair of grey skinny jeans,black boots and a nice silky scarf.

  20. Posted by Jen on August 23, 2011

    A hot pencil skirt, seamed tights and killer boots!

  21. Posted by Rachael on August 23, 2011

    With some denim shorts.

  22. Posted by Sue Bennett on August 23, 2011

    Would look great with jeans and any footwear except furry slippers.

  23. Posted by tinks on August 23, 2011

    The shirt is so versatile and can be dressed both up and down. I would wear it over skinny black jeans with a tan leather belt for a casual look. Or tucked into a pencil skirt for work.

  24. Posted by anita scrivens on August 25, 2011

    loose over jeans definately

  25. Posted by Ged Reynolds on August 31, 2011

    this would look great on my wife with her skinny jeans.

  26. Posted by Buy Made from Us! on July 20, 2012

    Generally I do not learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very great article.

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