The white shirt

Everyone’s got a white shirt. Apparently. It’s a must have item for the capsule wardrobe. Except that lots of people have no use for a white shirt, like myself. In the last swap I went to, I picked up a super frilly white shirt. No reason why. It’s not my style at all and yet I felt drawn to its ugliness. Just in case I need a Japanese Lolita/Kodona costume or need to dress as a butler or dandy for a play or fancy dress party. It’s hanging patiently there for a day when I get bored of what I’ve got and decide on something out of character. Being a white shirt, it goes with everything surely? Lets see:

Obviously something preppy is in order. Paired with a Clueless style woollen skirt and the look is complete.

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With a pair of brown check trousers for more of a dandy vibe. Or wear it to the office if you dare.

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Edwardian style on top of a long dress, perhaps to disguise a low neckline.

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Worn with a bright colour, here is a pencil skirt look that looks so prim and proper.

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Can’t go wrong with jeans. Even the most scuffed up, casual pair of jeans will look more polished with this explosion of frills.

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2 thoughts on “The white shirt

  1. I love the concept of this – very inspiring! (Funny thing is, for the longest time, I didn’t own a white button down and always had to borrow from other people when I had presentations or interviews. But thankfully I got one via consignment this past summer.)

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    1. I’m so not attracted to white shirts. they remind me of school uniform and waitressing uniform, both of which I’ve spent numerous years being in. I just don’t get them. I’d rather have something like a pale blue/yellow striped/checked shirt or a chiffon/silk burnt orange one instead. I know I’d wear it more than a plain white thing

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