5 Stylists’ secrets to perfecting the “classic white shirt” look
We are busy opening the loot containing our latest arrivals and we’re jumping up and down in excitement – just in case you are even wondering, we are of-course doing it in heels! We love the goodies so much, we are tempted to keep them all to ourselves.
They are the type of items that inspire people to visit your house without a jacket in the frost of winter or deliberately spill hot coffee on themselves; just so you can [permanently] lend them one of these jackets and classic white shirts.
However, like a good suspense movie, we won’t reveal everything to you at once. That would be like squishing a trilogy into one film. It just doesn’t work. We do know what works very well though. We sort of consider it to be the failsafe item, equivalent to the must-have black dress that every good woman must own. Without further ado, let’s get right to it. Here’s just how to upgrade the one-and-only “classic white shirt” signature look.
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Make sure that it is a tailored fit. Loose shirts with excess materials don’t make your boobs look any bigger (we will give you tricks for that in a future blog). For now, just nip-and-tuck those shirts.
While it can be sexy to show some skin, the classic white shirt is not necessarily made for this. We recommend that you don’t go for shirts that are transparent. We prefer shirts that are not too see through. Wear a beige support bra if you are a milkybar and a black one if you are a darker shade of chocolate.
We personally prefer collars that are not too thick. While we are touching on this, don’t even think of attempting to wear a classic white shirt if you don’t have good waterproof makeup foundation. We repeat: A classic white shirt is a classic WHITE shirt. You need to keep those collars and cuffs sparkly white, lest we spot you, snap a pic and add you to our blog.
Don’t be deceived by the brand or price tag, after-all, classic by definition is “a work of art of recognised and established value”, in other words – priceless: go for a quality shirt that is made up of good fabric. It should maintain its shape, white colour (not cream yellow or dull up) and the material should not thin or tear over. Penny pinchers are advised to shut their eyes and just swipe because the white shirt really is a lifetime (or lifeline) investment.
Resist the urge to go for the latest trends and fads. They will pass and your shirt will have to wait for generations while you cross your fingers and hope that fashion evolution is recycled while it still fits. We love the classic styled shirt. You can do so much more with it and it’s a go to for just about any occasion.
Update and upgrade your style today! If you really can’t do white, we’ve also got you covered. For more ideas to get you fired up have a look at our handpicked boutique shirts by clicking here.
Until next time… Strut your attitude and show us what you’ve got ;-).