When it comes to white shirts, I have one of two ways I love to wear, with a pair of blue jeans and an optional blazer, or in the summer with a cute skirt and flats. It’s not that the white shirt can’t be worn any other way, quite the contrary, but these are my two go-to looks, and the source of two of my favourite Pinterest boards.
You see, today’s look is kind of like my homage to the greats, think Lauren Bacall and Grace Kelly, two incredible actresses that really worked the stylish white button-downs with skirts, then you had Ava Gardner pairing her linen white shirt with high-waisted shorts, even Audrey Hepburn was known to wear a white shirt with her capri trousers, and who can forget Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman wearing her oversized white shirt in shoppping scene.
It all starts with a great white shirt, which really is harder than you think to find. You could go for crisp white, linen, oversized, or better still steal one from your other halves wardrobe, I find my husband’s white shirts are just so much better, well except for this Next beauty I’ve had in my closet for a couple of years. That’s what I love about a classic white shirt, it really never goes out of fashion, you just have to mix up how you style it, and how well you can master the perfect roll up of the sleeves!!!
5 White Shirt Styling Tricks To Try This Summer
– Wear with a cut off pair of denim shorts
– Style with a pleated midi skirt and some cute flats
– Use it as a cover-up over your swimsuit or bikini at the beach
– Opt for the classic look, team with the most brilliant blue jeans you have in your wardrobe and a pair of incredible shoes
– Wear oversized with the top buttons un-done over a pretty bralet and oodles of layered jewellery
This weekend I opted to team with classic stripes, I love this Boden skirt, so comfortable and perfect for a picnic at the park, and looks great with this linen shirt and my classic Cambridge Satchel Company Poppy bag and my favourite, can’t stop wear Ego embroidered trainers.
My Style: Next – White Shirt (c/o) // Boden – Stripe Skirt // Ego – Harlow Floral Embroidered Trainers (c/o) // Cambridge Satchel Company – Poppy Bag (c/o) // Withings – Activité Steel Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch (c/o)
How do you like to wear your white shirt?