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Be Inspired: Style your white shirt the celeb way


No wardrobe is complete without a plain white shirt as it is one of the most versatile pieces you can own. This fashion staple can be styled down for day, up for night, and a myriad of ways in-between.

You can button a white shirt up to the collar for a smart look or leave the first few buttons undone for more casual days. You can tuck it in or leave it loose, or even do half and half, depending on your mood. What we are saying essentially is that the white shirt is a game changer. If you’re looking for ideas on how to switch up your styling or want to breathe life into a faithful old white shirt, look no further to seek inspiration from these celebrities and style connoisseurs. It’s like having a stylist, but free of charge.

Brighten up with bold prints
Liven up your white shirt ensemble with a bold pattern or print. Lively, bold prints are literally the hottest thing now so this is an easy way to work the trend. Be as daring as you like, nothing clashes with a white shirt. In other words, pair it with any Ankara fabric you have.


Artful layers
White shirts were practically made for layering. Whether you style one under a jacket for colder days or use it to smarten up a strappy dress or jumpsuit, you can’t go wrong. 

Make it monochrome
Let your shirt do the talking by keeping it simple in a monochrome outfit. Go for black or dark navy bottoms and accessories to accompany a crisp white shirt.

Add a neck-bow
You can accessorise a plain white button down with a black bow or scarf tied at the neck of your white shirt to keep it interesting and on days when you need a bit of sass, we recommend doing the same.

Pair with denim
White shirts and denim go hand in hand. Tuck your favourite white shirt into a pair of jeans or a denim skirt for an instantly snazzy look. The good news is that you can pair with any type of denim, whether flared denim jeans or slim fits.

Add a statement necklace
Add instant interest to a white shirt with a bold statement necklace. Try either a collar necklace or a pendant on a long chain.

Smarten up with a tailored jacket
A white shirt can be dressed up or down depending on how you pair it. For smarter days, wear your shirt under a tailored jacket or coat jacket of your choice.

Keep it neutral with bold accessories
If you want your statement accessories, such as a bright pair of shoes or a leopard print bag, to pop, you need to keep the rest of your outfit neutral. Pair your white shirt with whites, creams or pale pinks to let your accessories take centre stage.

Tuck it in
A white shirt balances out a high-waisted skirt and makes for an elegant nighttime look.

Keep it casual with trainers
Contrary to popular belief, a white shirt is a great piece to hang out in. Pair with trainers or smart shoes to keep it casual.


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