Hey you, Long time no see. It has been awhile since i last did one of these style posts. I had mentioned on Facebook a few weeks back that i actually didn’t know why i ever stopped doing them. Taking one piece of clothing or accessories and basically putting them into ten different looks. This is a really fun one for me to do, often challenging myself to think outside the box. The premise of these posts are to show how hard your clothes can work for you. We often worry when splashing out on something new, will I actually wear this? You don’t wanna spend a weeks wages only to find that thing you just had to have at the back of the wardrobe two years later. Investing in pieces that will be worn. There is also the element of getting to try something new without too much commitment seen as you already own the item. By creating so many looks using this one piece, you are really getting the wear from things you love but also getting a fresh look each time. I in no means am saying that you have to buy all of these pieces. Take inspiration using pieces that are already in your wardrobe or key pieces from these posts. I would look and think, oh hey that would be cool with my printed trousers from last year or those shoes i have been dying to wear.
So getting down to business, what comes to mind when we think of a plain white shirt? We nearly all own one. Plain? Bland? Only for interviews or funerals? White shirts are so classic that they are big wardrobe staples. This one in particular is a basic with a twist though. From its super flattering shape to the detailing and tie up sleeves. Far from your average stiff collar and cuffs option. Tie up the neckline into a pussy-bow or leave it undone and loose for a relaxed feel. From office to bar, this is one piece that can work and work for you. Putting some style into both boring work-wear and giving new life to the after hours wearing too. All around i feel this is a really good investment that is not only flattering but will save the day on more than one occasion.
Here are ten ways to wear this one white shirt. Each look shows a completely different style and hopefully some inspiration.
Incorporate a classic piece such as the white shirt into your festival look this season. The soft, flow of the fabric compliments the other materials really well for that all over boho look.
The sheer nature and detailing in this blouse make it dressy enough for an occasion. The pleated peplum-esque hem sits beautifully on a pencil shaped skirt. Add pops of colour for Summer.
The light fabric in this shirt makes for a cool travel outfit. Paired With fun, patterned trousers and comfy shoes.
From one wardrobe staple to another. Pairing a classic shirt with a leather jacket and caged shoes for a slightly tougher , edgy look. A fail safe, easy go to look that will take you from day to night.
Layering up with a denim pinafore and grown up accessories make for a great smart casual look. Imagine the bow tied at the collar to hang down the front. This outfit would also work well with tights and boots.
One for an everyday pulled together look. This one works really easily and looks great against the khaki and denim combo. The boots and jeans are comfy and the jacket is structured yet altogether it balances out.
Taking a classic wardrobe staple and giving it a boho glam twist. The shirt is very subtle so is perfect next to these heavily embellished shorts. Gold wrap up heels and some bohemian style earrings tie this look altogether.
This looks shows that it is possible to also get some off-duty casual wear from your purchase. With some fun patterned jeans and flats, this works surprisingly well. Picking up the yellow wit the accessories to add some
One for the modern office of today. Sophisticated but stylish. A pop of colour comes from the trousers but their tapered shape keeps them office appropriate. Adding a smart blazer really pulls this one together. Love the loafers with the trousers.
Finishing with one we all go to. In a rush flying out the door, panic set in, what do i wear? So easy to throw on for a last minute night out or a dinner. Add some heels and a statement clutch to some jeans and hey presto. Add some rings or earrings to really jazz it up.
So there you have it. Ten completely different looks using one white shirt. The more looks i put together the more and more i know this is a great purchase. A stunning shape and lots of detail which is far from basic.