When recently scrolling through a few online advertisements, I came across one for styling a white shirt that seemed to come from the school of Ginger-Bred! I learned early on that to look fabulous, to have standout style, and to be a smart shopper, simplicity is often the way to go. One of the ‘must have’ items to have in your closet – for casual, business, or dressy occasions – is a classic white shirt. Not to wear under jackets (though you can), but as a stand alone piece. It need not be pricey, it just needs to fit you well. Here are the pics of the ad with my interpretation wearing a shirt I found at Revolve for under $50.
Nothing as great as a white shirt with a black skirt! This ad shows two skirt styles, but the options with this combination are truly endless. A slim black leather pencil skirt with a white shirt and you can go anywhere! It’s also a great base for your favorite jewelry and sexy shoes. When I wear black and white I often choose a tan or two toned shoe to make it less predictable and more visually interesting. These khaki suede shoes did the trick!
With her masculine style of dress she exuded chic confidence. We may not want to dress in a man tailored way every day, but when you do this on occasion it’s a nice change. I adore these camel linen pants by Alice and Olivia and a white shirt is my favorite top to wear with them. Unlike Ms. Hepburn, I prefer to wear a high wedge rather than a flat, but both look terrific.
Would you ever consider wearing a classic white cotton shirt to a formal occasion? Talk about chic confidence! Love it!
Sharon Stone knows the power of mixing simple pieces with dressier ones – if you remember she once wore a GAP teeshirt to the Oscars with a formal suit and wow’d the crowd! To achieve the provocative look shown here you need a few items from the drugstore – two sided tape, nipple stickers, and one large dose of confidence. 😉
The bottom line:
- If you don’t have a classic white shirt that fits you well, time to go shopping.
- If you do have a classic white shirt, it never hurts to have another.
- Iron it every time you wear it. Must be unwrinkled!
- Resist the urge to wear a jacket – let the shirt and what you wear on the bottom stand on their own. A scarf/wrap is a perfect coverup.
When is the last time you wore a classic white shirt?