Take heed from Elle McPherson, Kylie Minogue or Kate Moss – they all step out for day in their fave CWS (Cotton White Shirt) and it’s fair to say they look effortlessly glam. The awesome news from Coleen’s Nice Boots Camp is that everyone looks fab in a perfectly fitting crisp white shirt. It’s instantly smart by day and just as sleek with jeans for the weekend. So take a tip from the team and invest in one really good white shirt at the start of the season to see you through 101 wardrobe dilemmas. But with such a fantastic choice which one?
Well, we love the straight talking pleat front fitted white shirt; ideal for workdays and clean and smart for the boardroom. Twiggy’s shows just how simple a look it is to put together with washed jeans. It also looks great with a cute knit over the top. And tuck into a smart pencil skirt, it adds sassy chic with court shoes for the office. Style it with black leather and you have an entirely different look for evening with platform heels.
Try a relaxed white beaded shirt by South with biker trousers in khaki or camel for glamorous but easy Monday mornings packing the kids off to school. Or with your favourite boyfriend jeans and trainers for confident comfort that’s easy, practical and instantly smarter than a tee. Pop over an oversized knit for cooler day layering and you’ve got that yummy mummy look sussed.
For a special weekend away, try heading off with friends armed with a trusty longline white pleated front shirt in tow. Wear it with smart jeans for Saturday shopping or Sunday lunch and accessorise with this season’s must have animal prints in scarves or bags to add a funky edge. If there’s talk of a party in the evening, simply style your trusted white shirt over leggings or treggings; undo a few buttons and slip on those sexy heels. Get a different look by cinching it with a wide belt and new season boots. Finally fix it up with a statement necklace and you’ve taken this day staple through to dawn.
For more formal occasions, we’d recommend this flamboyant dobby spot detailed white shirt with damson and racing green velvets. A classic Trinny and Susannah flatterer that’s so dramatic and looks stunning with waterfall earrings or smart city shorts and new season clogs.
There are countless other ways to put your personal stamp on a white shirt and we’d love to hear them – so please comment below!