The Classic White Shirt

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Paired with anything from boyfriend jeans to a high-waist leather skirt, the classic white shirt will always find its place in our wardrobes. Styled up or down, the white shirt can take your ensemble from day through to night with ease – with a touch of cool masculinity. This sartorial saviour is always a summertime favourite. If you’re after some inspiration on how to wear yours this season then look to the stars.

By Susan Devaney

Make it monochrome

Monochrome is always a good idea. Swerve Sixties connotations and adopt a freshly modern appeal: Tuck in your clean and crisp white shirt, and then add a fluttering of playful black and white prints. 

Mix with a bold colour scheme

From blood-red to sunburnt orange, there isn’t a bold colour that wouldn’t pair well with a classic white shirt. 

Pair with denim

A white shirt and denim go hand-in-hand. Take note from style maven Poppy Delevingne and add a colouring of statement accessories to compliment your entire look. 

Add layers

Why wear one luxurious piece when you can wear two? The art of layering is no easy feat. Play with textures, prints and structures to channel a sophisticated look. 

Keep it neutral

Less is always more. Stick to a muted colour palette to keep things simple à la pared-down chic.