Sometimes, only a white shirt will do. From Carolina Herrera to MiH Jeans via ZARA, fashion is wild for this classic staple – and you can see why. Knotted, layered, oversized, fitted, buttoned up or worn loose, this wardrobe building block is a triple threat: it suits everyone, is reliably chic and infinitely versatile.
In summer, you can unbutton it, roll up the cuffs, and throw it over a bikini top and jeans. Come winter, you can button that crisply starched collar and tuck the hem into structured trousers, or wear loose over leather leggings.
No longer benchmarked by tired references to ‘boardroom style’ or ‘boyfriend’ dressing, today’s white shirt is modern, sexy and adaptable. Case in point? Here’s the cult Bronte shirt with a subtle satin-stripe finish, styled 5 ways.
On The Daily
Day-to-day duos don’t come better than a cool white shirt tucked into well loved denim. Go for rolled up cuffs and a half tuck or ‘French tuck’ for a casual vibe, and add fresh white trainers or sandals. Instant comfy-cool for pub drinks, days out and weekend plans.
Girl Squad Assemble
Nights out call for silky white stripes and leather look trousers – after all, you can’t go wrong with a mono outfit. Tuck in your shirt to elongate your legs and add a pop of animal print to spice things up. Minimal effort, maximum impact.
Summer Holiday Mood
Home or away, a classic shirt teamed with a denim mini or cut offs puts us in a holiday mood. Try knotting your shirt to bare a hint of midriff, or wear loose for a breezy look. Throw on shades and flip flops, and you’re good to go.
Weekend Brunch Club
Statement culottes with a bright white shirt is an easy win for brunches, baby showers and BBQs. A knotted fit will emphasise your waist and looks ace with high-waisted bottoms – now all you need is a cute bag.
Smart Meets Casual
For a hint of workwear smarts, layer your fave shirt over a fitted LBD. This look hits the sweet spot between workplace polish and weekend casual, so make it a go-to for coffee dates, meetings and interviews.