It’s true. I do love this white shirt a lot. I’ve had it for years, but because it’s good quality it still feels as crisp and lovely as when it was new. I originally got it when I was working in an office job. I realise white collared shirts often have that association, but I actually enjoy wearing it more now than when I was styling it for a corporate environment. I usually wear it with the collar open and the top two buttons undone for a relaxed, casual feel, but lately this is been my new favourite way to wear it.
This is why I love it so much: it’s comfortable, chic and so very versatile. I can wear the sleeves long or rolled up, the collar can be open or closed, the hem can be tucked in or left loose. And that’s not all! With the collar open, a small square scarf can be folded in half to form a triangle, rolled up slightly and tied neatly around the neck or you can do up all the buttons and tie a scarf under the collar, as I have done in this outfit. If scarves aren’t your thing bold necklaces can be layered over the collar while delicate chains can be worn against the skin with an open collar. The possibilities are endless.
Have you ever watched Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck? If you still doubt the wondrous versatility of the white shirt, watch this film! Hepburn’s character wear the same white* shirt for most of the film, yet manages to style it in six different ways. Yes, I counted!
Outfit details: Shirt – Country Road, jeans – The Beautiful & Damned, belt – Sportsgirl, scarf – I can’t remember, shoes – Target.
*Well, I assume it’s white. The film is in black and white, so it certainly looks white, but regardless, it is the same shirt worn over and over because she has run away with only the shirt on her back.
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