As the fashion industry attempts to slow down fast fashion and turn it into a more sustainable place there has never been a better time to invest in capsule pieces - like the classic white shirt!
The white shirt stirred a little uproar back in the day as it was only seen as an item for a wealthy man. Marie Antoinette wore a white cotton blouse styled dress back in her famous 1783 portrait. Bringing the white shirt into the spotlight for the first time in history.
By the 1920’s, designers like Coco Chanel worked hard to deconstruct gender boundaries in fashion and thus the classic white shirt became a more feminine staple item. Classic, clean and crisp are the things a white shirt represents and we love it!
Throughout the years icons like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Julia Roberts have all, at one point, wore a white button down shirt and each and every time they looked flawless!
There are some white shirt moments that will be in our hearts and minds forever! Like iconic scenes from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction and Angelina Jolie in Mr & Mrs.
Not only did they take advantage of the white button down shirt on the big screen but there are also iconic looks from the Royals Including the late Princesses Diana, Kate Middleton and even Meghan Markle’s first appearance with Prince Harry. The classic White Shirt has been everywhere... and we love it!
But how do you wear it?
White is versatile. It can - and will - go with any colour, so let’s start by pairing your classic white shirt with a bold coloured trouser or skirt! As simple as that! This is a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfit. The perfect way to stay vibrant while keeping a chic and elegant feel to your white shirt look. Or why not pair with a contrasting colour like black and add bold accessories. The possibilities are endless with your white shirt!
The white shirt is the perfect way to transition from business to leisure. Wear it all day in the office and gracefully move to after work drinks with the gals without breaking a sweat! Pair with a blazer for a more professional look or why not throw on a leather jacket for a look that says you are ready for a night on the town. The white shirt is a girls best friend and the perfect capsule item for your wardrobe. It will never go out of style!
Or why not keep things casual by pairing this classic shirt with equally classic denim! Style it with a denim skirt or you favourite denim jeans. The classic white shirt can be taken anywhere! Emma has paired the beautiful Just White Plain White Shirt with the stunning CRO Jeans and we are in love with this look!
Check out our video with Emma where she discussed just a few of the ways you could style your plain white shirt.
What else we have to offer!
Take a look at some of the other stunning Just White Shirts available - we are in love! Adding a touch of flair to the classic look, Just White are really upping their white shirt game! With a touch of animal print or a ruffle here and there, these shirts are the perfect addition to your wardrobe, for any season. Take a look at our top three!
Add a touch of personality to your work style with this fabulous Leopard Print Detail Shirt Just White! This fun button-up features two pockets, a collar, a V-neckline revealing a hidden brown printed detail, and black and brown leopard print patterning on the cuffs and pockets.
Pair this with your leather trousers or skirt and your favourite strappy black heels!
Why not elevate your workday wardrobe with this chic embellished shirt from Just White! This not-so-basic button-up features a blue and brown print on the upturned cuffs, a collar, button-up front, and V-neckline with a print and sweet bow detail. Pair this smart white number with jeans and heels.
Perfect for anything the day throws at you this is perfectly sophisticated and great for showing off your unique sense of style. Pair with your bold high waisted trousers and matching shoe for a look that will take you from day to night!
Needless to say the classic White shirt stands the test of time and is perfect for any wardrobe however you choose to wear it!
How will you style your white shirt?