Ralph Lauren made the denim jacket a high-fashion staple in the early 90’s | A classic in your closet
Ralph Lauren made the denim jacket a high-fashion staple in the early 90’s | A classic in your closet, it never goes out of style
A perfectly tailored white shirt should be a staple in your closet, as it can take you from day to night effortlessly
A staple nestles in your closet full of seasonal trends and functional pieces. It is your plain white shirt! Instantly adding a touch of feminine chic and cool masculinity, a white shirt can be paired with anything, from boyfriend jeans to dress pants, from a ball skirt to straight mini-skirts. A well-fitted white shirt can take you from day to night effortlessly. Inspiration lies in 1998 when Sharon Stone paired her husband’s white shirt with a Vera Wang skirt to the Oscars.
We say, a white shirt is equivalent to a blank canvas. Once you have it, you can start pairing it with anything your imagination fancies. And what’s more, the colour white bounces light upwards and brightens the complexion and eyes.
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Well-fitted (tight or loose fit, depending on your style), it should skim your body.
Make sure when you slip it on, there’s no gaping at the bust or pulling at the shoulders.
You should be able to move your arms freely.
Button-down shirt is the iconic classic to own (again fitted or straight).
Cotton white shirt is more versatile to invest in.
Collars (if you going for one) frame the face and give definition to the jawline. Make sure collars have sharp clean lines.
Style the canvas | A perfectly tailored white shirt evokes an air of cool sophistication, while a slightly oversized style adds crispness to any look.
For a classic look, pair one with black dress pants. Slip on flats and add an oversized watch on the wrist. Voila, ready for work.
Have a dinner to attend from work? Roll up the sleeves, slip on some ear-studs and wear heels.
For a luncheon engagement, bring the long tunic shirt out. Simple wedges on feet and a belt on the waist will do the trick. If tunic is not your style, just slip on a pair of white pants or palazzos. Both look equally chic. Don’t forget some simple jewels in the ear, neck or wrist. The trick is to keep it minimal as the colour white is chic enough.
Dress up or down your skirts with a white shirt. Pair a well-fitted one with an A-line skirt (short or long). Wear flats or heels. Remember to pull your hair back in a pony or a chignon.
White shirts make any denims look dressed up as well, be it straight, boyfriend or skinny. Wear tucked in or left out.
Footwear can be loafers, flats or sandals.
Simple, ageless and multi-functional, whatever is your style -fitted, loose, long or short. Whatever is your fabric - silk, cotton or mul, this is one treasure that should hang tall and proud in your closet.
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