The search for the perfect white shirt seems eternal, but once you’ve found it, or them, how you style it is equally important. From catwalk classy to downtime chilled, we’ve got the answers – with a little help from Carolina Herrera, who had her very own ‘white shirt moment’ on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.
You simply cannot beat the combination of black and white for a chic, contemporary take on the slick office/business look. But look for a shirt that has an interesting detail, be it tied sleeves, like this Mango option; tailored cuffs, allowing you to add some jazzy cuff-inks; or a single black ribbon tie, as in Ms Herrera’s own latest offerings. Team it with classic, good-quality black pants and add interest with awesome shoes and a pop of colour in your jacket.
From Jennifer Aniston to Rosie Huntington-Whitely, our style crushes have a serious jeans and white shirt habit. And who can blame them? It’s the easiest style to nail and whether you’re going for cropped skinnies, shabby-chic boyfriends or the latest mum jeans, the addition of a simple but stylish, plain white shirt means you’ll always look classy. Punk it up with an embellished leather biker jacket and reptile-style boots for a look that’s as much at home in a jazz bar as a juice bar.
Go for all-out glamour with your evening shirt. Puff sleeves, ruffles, billows of light silky material, they’re all welcome here. Add pants with their own interesting detail, maybe embroidery or a super-wide flare and top the combination with an interesting jacket.
For this look, embellishment is the key to glamour, so make your accessories count. Top off the look with a messy up-do or sharp, short cut, smoky eyes and a slash of crimson on the lips for a look that will certainly get you noticed.