I have been trying to think of any fashion item that you can wear in more ways, and to more places then the classic white dress shirt. There are some valid contenders: simple ballet flats, black skinny jeans, a cashmere turtle neck, a string of pearls, or maybe a white t-shirt. Yet, arguably they can’t put up the numbers that the white dress shirt can. I narrowed it down to 10 ways to wear a white dress shirt and where to wear it.
When picking out a classic white dress shirt, I love to heade over to J.Crew. They have great options, that are classic and high quality. I chose a boyfriend cut, with long sleeves, for the maximum versatility. You can keep the sleeves down to keep it dressy, or roll them up for a more casual look. The boyfriend cut is a little wider around the waist than a stretch fit and also allows for dressing down and also synching the waist to dress it up.
Take body shape into account when picking your cut. Boyfriend cuts are the most flattering on apple, pencil and inverted triangle shaped bodies. Pear and Hourglass generally look better when their waist is highlighted, so look for one that has a slimmer feel, or be conscience with how you style it.
With a Skirt 1 of 10
Over a Dress 2 of 10
With a Cardigan 3 of 10
Where? Girls night or to the movies.
What? Throw a cardigan on for a pop of color, or for a layer to keep you warm.
Why? It gives it a little preppy kick, but keeps it comfortable.
With Jeans 4 of 10
Where? To volunteer or grocery shop.
What? Boyfriend jeans, a sweater, and a hat.
Why? A little peak from behind this sweater gives a lot of extra style.
With a Blazer 5 of 10
Where? To a job interview.
What? A stunning blazer kicks this outfit up a notch, ready to impress.
Why? Nothing looks more professional, nothing.
With A Statement Necklace 6 of 10
Where? Date night.
What? Bling around the collar.
Why? You can easily turn this shirt into a date night outfit with one piece of jewelry.
Under a Dress 7 of 10
With a Sweatshirt 8 of 10
Where? Your day off.
What? It's an unlikely combination, but a dress shirt transforms this outfit into something worth wearing.
Why? A sweatshirt doesn't have to be sloppy.
With Dress Pants 9 of 10
Where? Work from home.
What? Wide leg pants and a v-neck sweater.
Why? They are comfy, but will keep you feeling productive and professional.
With a Tie 10 of 10
Where? To a party.
What? Classic tuxedo jacket and skinny tie, it's not just for the boys.
Why? Two words: Marlene Deitrich.
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