This spring, the classic white shirt will be making a huge comeback, and whether you opt for a simple style or a more high fashion, avant-garde interpretation of a white shirt, here are some ideas for the different ways that you can style it.
Along with white shirts, denim is another wardrobe staple, and there is little that you can’t match with a classic pair of jeans. When jeans are paired with a crisp white shirt, the look is always fresh, clean and elegant at the same time.
Underneath a Dress
If it is still too cold out to wear your favorite summer dresses, make the most of the versatility of a white shirt and wear one underneath your summer dress. You can do the same thing with your more formal evening dresses, dressing them down with a casual white shirt, thereby making them work for the daytime too.
With a High Waisted Skirt
A crisp white shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt is always a chic look, whether the skirt happens to be fitted and short or long and billowing. Finish your look off with a belt around your waist, drawing attention to this gorgeous silhouette that you have created.
With a Black Suit
When you need to dress for a more conventional work environment, a white shirt will always work well with a black suit. To give your look more personality, fold your shirt cuffs over your blazer, and add a bright pair of heels to give your black and white look a pop of color.
Paired with Light Colors
When styling a white shirt, the majority choose to pair it with a garment of a darker color, giving an outfit some contrast. However, wearing a white shirt with pants or a skirt that are also light in color will give you a soft, but smart, angelic look.
As a Layer
There are plenty of chilly days in spring, meaning that you will still need to make use of layering techniques when styling your outfits. A white shirt is a great item to include as one of your layers, as the angled collar and comfortable material allow the shirt to stand out, even when hidden underneath another garment. Try wearing your shirt underneath a smart jumper for a more preppy look, or underneath a trench coat for some chic style.
For a smart and tailored look, tuck your shirt into your pants or jeans, preferably a pair that are also well tailored. Pair this look with statement accessories to add in a bit of glam.
When it comes to wardrobe staples, the white shirt is probably one of the most versatile of them all, as it not only can be worn in so many different ways, but it also has the added benefit of being comfortable, while still flattering just about every body type. Whether you pair it with jeans for a classic but fresh look, or wear it underneath a floor-length dress for some high fashion style, a white shirt is an item that everybody should have in their wardrobe.