Tips to Elevate the Classic White Shirt

White shirts may appear to be simple and plain but a classic white shirt can be paired with almost anything under the sun, making it a perennial must-have in your wardrobe. Be it a get-together with the girls, date night, formal meeting, or a casual day-out, a white shirt is transformational in nature.

On a sunny day, it gives out a casual vibe when worn with shorts. It can make you look sharp when worn with a business suit. Pair it with leather pants and gold hoops and you can paint the town red. These days, it can be styled with a statement neckpiece and lehenga making it ideal for a cocktail or pre-wedding event.

This pandemic, most of us must have shopped online – shorts, skirts jeans, ladies pants online. India has more than enough fashion-forward shopping platforms that keep that shopping spree alive. So don’t think your purchases are in vain because as soon as the lockdown lifts, here is what you can do with the white shirt.

  1. Wear with a suit – neutral or printed

A bright co-ord set, neutral pantsuit or a floral shorts suit – pairing these suits with a crisp white shirt and sandals can give anyone a chic look

  1. Wear with chino pants and sneakers

For a semi-formal day in the town look, pair your white shirt with chinos and sneakers and remain cool and comfortable all day.

  1. Wear it with pants

When you’re looking at formal attire, pair your high waist paper bag pants with a crisp white shirt and it is the perfect formal look to go with.

  1. Replace your blouse with it

A traditional lehenga is so passe, up your wedding game by pairing a white shirt with a lehenga and accessorize it with a statement neckpiece.

  1. Club it with cycling shorts

A fashion trend that is not to everyone’s liking but like it or not, the fashion icons and divas were seen donning them – most of them teamed with a loose white shirt to balance the fitted silhouette.

  1. Layer a slip dress with it

Slip dresses have made it to everyone’s wardrobe to bear the unbearable summer. A breezy white shirt thrown on top and tied at the waist can change the way a slip dress looks. It is advised to pair it with beach accessories and a straw bag for the perfect Boho vibe.

  1. Classic denim and white look

Pair it with your 10-year-old Levi’s or any new pair of denim jeans – high-waisted tucked-in or low-waisted kept out. This classic look is perfect for every occasion and time. Pair it with heels and hoops and you are ready for the night. Wear it with gladiator slippers and a grunge bag and you are set for the day

  1. Style it for the beach day

An all-white look is absolutely pristine. A white swimsuit with a loose white shirt – a straw hat and straw bag and you are beach-day ready.

  1. Get that statement white shirt 

White shirts don’t have to be all classic. Many designers have re-envisioned the classic white to produce statement pieces. They have been revamped to have balloon sleeves, they come cropped, there are airy linen options, deconstructed style, oxford white shirts, satin, and silk shirts – each style and material will have its own charm.

The singular white shirt offers such versatile styling options so you definitely should invest in one (or many) if you don’t already have this classic piece of clothing. Sometimes all you need is a white shirt to help you get you through. Like Victoria Beckham once said ‘If, in doubt, anything looks good with a white shirt.’

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