Search on Google for ‘wardrobe essentials’ and you will surely come across a list that mentions the white shirt. I used to own a couple of white shirts, a long time ago. Currently I only own two shirts; a striped one and a navy silk one. The first must be at least eight years old. I rediscovered it after our move and have been wearing it at least once a week. A tucked-in shirt and a pair of jeans combined with loafers. That is what you will find me wearing all through summer when the weather doesn’t allow for t-shirts and sleeveless tops. The only thing that I would like to add to that selection of shirts at the moment, is a classic white shirt.
What I love most about the classic (white) shirt is that it’s versatile and incredibly easy to style. Once you have decided on what type of shirt you are looking for, that is. For summer I particularly like a light and breezy linen shirt but cotton and silk may be more suitable for a work environment. And nothing beats the luxurious feel of silk. Of course, there is also the fit. I personally prefer my shirts straight and slightly oversized so the seam of the shoulder hits the corner of my shoulder bone or just a few millimeters over it so it balances out my silhouette. For a casual look I’ll roll up the sleeves. For a more formal look I like to pair it with a blazer.
The options and combinations are endless so I’m having a hard time deciding. All I know is that it needs to be as simple as possible; no flashy buttons, no pockets and definitely no prints or ruffles (what is this trend?). If you have any recommendations for shirts, please share.
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