The white shirt is a staple in many a woman’s wardrobe. It’s a classic. A go-to-favorite that you reach for time and again. But what I’ve found over the years is that many women are wearing the wrong white shirt. They are wearing their ‘shoulds’ when it comes to a white blouse, and not one they truly love!
The classic white button down can be a perfect piece for some women, but others, depending on your body type and your personal style, would be better suited in something that’s not quite as structured, or is made from a fabric that is softer and more sensual. Little shifts can make a huge difference in how you look and how you feel.
Here are 5 different styles of shirt, each worn in a simple way – over a white tank and with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans.
1/ Classic White Button Down, Longer Length – This chicly tailored white blouse has an elegant design. Feminine shaping, French cuffs and a longer length make it the perfect piece to throw over leggings or jeans and a tank to instantly polish your look. Tuck it into a fitted skirt, belt it or just wear it loose. It will add a dash of elegance to your everyday basics. (Pure Amici, $142)
2/ Boho Tunic – If the tailored button-down isn’t for you, perhaps you’ll love this beautiful tunic. In a soft, flowy rayon, it’s an easy going piece that can be dressed up or down. A hint of embroidered trim down the front lend a romantic touch that is timeless. Wear it with jeans, modern fit pants and more! (Tribal, $82)
3/ The Overshirt – Who doesn’t love a soft rayon-blend overshirt? This versatile piece can be worn over a tank for a casual layer, or it can be worn on it’s own as a blouse. It’s really two shirts in one and will give you more bang for your buck! (Tribal, $62)
4/ Tunic Blouse – If crisp is not your look, you’ll love this cotton knit tunic. With a shirttail hem and front pockets, it’s perfect with leggings, jeans or modern fit pants. Wear it alone, over a tank, or unbuttoned as a lightweight jacket. (Tribal, $82)
5/ Swing Blouse – If you like your button down with a twist, this polka-dot swing shirt perfect! Generously cut, the longer length creates a bit of flair while covering a multitude of sins. This is great for those who carry their weight below the waist. The polka dots add a touch of whimsy. French cuffs and a pleated back give it great polish. Perfect over leggings, skinny jeans or modern fit pants. (Krazy Larry $147)
While trends come and go, you can be assured that the white shirt is here to stay! Invest in one that you truly love and then experiment to find many ways to wear it. You’ll feel effortlessly chic while looking amazing!
To find your perfect white shirt, stop into StyleFinder and let our stylista’s help you find a style that fits and flatters. We’ll give you a personalized shopping experience that is focused on your needs and uncovering your true style. Call or stop in today!