With Autumn fast approaching, though not quite fast enough (I can’t handle any weather above 19 degrees), I think it’s about time to replenish the wardrobe with some new flannel and soft-cotton checked shirts. For me, an extremely comfortable flannel shirt in an autumnal palette is up there with a classic leather biker jacket and a solid pair of boots as a wardrobe staple, year-round. But, as the milder months move in on us, these beautiful shirts become necessities, for both functionality and style.
We’ll come back to pretty checked shirts a little later, but a week or so ago I received an email from the guys over at an app called Mallzee. For the sake of transparency, I was asked to check the app out and see whether it was something I liked, and, if I found it useful or interesting, to think about collaborating with them in the future. I downloaded the app, and within minutes of playing around with it I found it to be the most useful shopping app I’ve ever come across. What’s cool about it is its intrinsic multifunctionality; it has a very practical Google search-like function, of course centred on clothes from a large number of online retailers; the app has also incorporated the Tinder model of swiping to ‘like or dislike’ – users can swipe left to discard clothes shown to them, and swipe right to save them for later. Overall, I really enjoyed the clean user interface and the range of retailers available to shop from – I can definitely see myself using the app to shop with in the future. Just in case any of you would like to try it out for yourselves, if you enter my current referral code ‘NIKP2YQ‘ (I’m hoping to get this changed to NIKPXTXL soon), you’ll receive £5 to spend on the app – and full transparency again, I of course receive £5 credit too if/when you guys make a purchase.
So, to test the app out I thought what better way than using it to find you, and myself, a handful of the best autumnal shirts it has to offer on a budget. Without further ado, here are the top 5 checked shirts under £40 currently available through Mallzee
- Lee – Regular fit western shirt – £27.50
2. ZARA – Checked shirt – £19.99
3. Lee – Regular fit button down shirt – £27.50
4. Jack & Jones – Dark Ombre Flannel Shirt – £17.50
5. River Island – Navy soft flannel shirt – £10