The white shirt
Updated: Nov 24, 2019
Working in an office doesn't have to mean sacrificing your sense of style. In this series I'll write about the four current staple pieces in my wardrobe that make me feel put together and confident at work. The first post in this series is on the white shirt.
For years I avoided wearing white shirts as I feared they would look too formal, however now I think it's just about finding the right shirt. A white shirt is a wardrobe classic and a guaranteed way to smarten up your look. As a classic white shirt is not trend led you're also likely to get more wear out of it.
An oversized or boyfriend fit shirt is more flattering and gives a more relaxed feel. When it comes to composition I favour 100% cotton shirts as they tend to hold their structure well. I always roll the sleeves of my shirt to my elbows as it creates a more effortless look. This has an added benefit for me as at 5'11" tall I struggle to find shirts with sleeves long enough for my arms. Having a few buttons undone and tucking in the shirt brings emphasis to your waist and I also find this more comfortable. White shirts work with most pieces and also look great paired with a high-waisted jean for a smart casual look.
The shirt I'm wearing is from And Other Stories. They don't have this particular style on the website anymore however I have linked to the website as there are similar ones available. It's worth regularly checking the website as I think this style is likely to come back in stock. Alternatively, Arket and Weekday currently have some great white shirts available. Go to my Instagram for more pictures.