Okay, can I be honest here? I was late to game when it comes to appreciating the sophisticated and classy iconic white shirt. I would always read the white shirt on the list of must-have items for women, but I didn’t get it. I mean … first of all, it’s white and going to get dirty, right? And second of all, it probably needs ironing.
But with age comes comes an appreciation of timeless, versatile, sophisticated pieces .. and when it comes to those categories, nothing beats the white shirt.
I was trying to decide whether I wanted my next installment of the wardrobe staples series to be about the moto jacket or the white shirt. Then Lafayette 148 NY asked me if they could send me an iconic white shirt to support a fund raiser for a school in China, I certainly couldn’t say no to that … and so my decision was made. (You know I’ll get to the moto jacket soon, Dolls.)
My Lafayette 148 NY shirt an Italian Stretch Cotton Katie Shirt. This shirt is made of fine cotton yarns mixed with elastic technology, for the look of a crisp white shirt, but with enough stretch for ultimate fit and comfort. Beautifully made, the shirt will be in my wardrobe for years to come.
I’m also sharing my J.Jill white A-line tunic shirt and my linen Chico’s No-Iron Collection shirt (not quite white, but close enough). I love both these shirts and if you’ve been following me for awhile you’ve seen them both several times.
The styling options for a white shirt are so unlimited that I don’t even know where to start. Wear your white shirts with trousers or a pencil skirt for work. Unbutton an extra button and add some flirty earrings for date night. Tuck your white shirt into a pair of jeans and add a nice belt. Layer your white shirt under a sleeveless scoop neck sheath or fit and flare dress for extra interest. Wear the shirt unbuttoned over a cami or tank top with a pair of Bermuda shorts. Wear with a gauzy summer maxi and a fun beaded belt. Layer your white shirt under that cool moto jacket!
How do you wear your white shirt, Dolls? Tag me next time you post a photo of yourself wearing one on Instagram or Facebook so I can get even more ideas! Maybe I’ll put together a collage of ideas!
Of course I had to pick a white shirt look for this week’s feature. Here’s Lesley contributor to J’s Touch of Style wearing her classic white shirt in a fun casual summer way!
So, give me your two cents, Dolls. What do you think of the white shirt? Is it a wardrobe staple? Do you have one in your closet that you love and wear regularly? Let me know in the comments below.
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Also on the blog this week, a special post just for my pear-shaped readers with shopping advice and styling tips. If you’re not a pear, but know one, please share! It took me a lot of trial and error to learn these tips and I’m happy to help other women dress in the most flattering way possible!
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