Six Fun Ways To Reinvent Your White Shirt

Written by Deepa SajnaniNov 11, 2016
It isn’t without reason that your trusty white shirt is called a ‘classic’. The white button down has proved to be a fashion loyalist and no matter what the occasion, it never lets you down. Here are six ways to give your shirt a chic twist.
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Fluff it up
Give your old cardigan a fresh look by pairing it with your button-down tied at the waist into a knot. Throw on distressed jeans and an embellished belt to give it a dressy makeover. You could also add a pop of colour to your look with a headband.

Pencil silhouettes
Give your white shirt a sexy edge by pairing it with a black pencil skirt or even a burgundy number. There’s something about this look that never goes out of style. Be sure to strut in towering stilettos and add some stacked delicate neck chains to complete your look.

The 9-5 pinafore
Yes, there’s more than one way to wear your work whites. Tuck your white staple under a classic black or checked pinafore to graduate from schoolgirl to corporate chic. Wear with conservative block heels or plain black closed toe shoes.

Hello, bow tie
Dress up your white shirt by wearing a bow tie around the collar. Opt for one in playful stripes, polka dots or even sequins. Experiment with this look by teaming your bow tie shirt with a flared feminine summer skirt. This look is boho chic all the way.

Suit up
Embrace your androgynous side in a clinical look. Invest in a pair of tuxedo pants that fit like second skin to go with your classic shirt. Keep it edgy by adding a statement neckpiece and no-nonsense pumps. Pull your hair back in a sleek bun for maximum effect.

Trusted duo
Favourite companion: Don’t we all love the quintessential white shirt and blue jeans duo? The trick here is to work with minute details. Team your button down with distressed boyfriend blue jeans that are rolled up till the ankle. Pair this with electric blue kitten heels to stir up the colours. To add an extra touch of ‘cool’, wear your favourite sunnies and you’re easy-breezy ready.

Deepa Sajnani

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Changing my career to fashion at the age of 27 was a risk that I'm glad I took! I don't think there is any substitute for hard work. I can be overly shy and self conscious one day and feel like I can conquer the world the next. You have to try my caramel pudding and chicken soup and don't even dare playing charades with me—I'm super competitive. I love what I do and am always looking for a way to take it up a notch!
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