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Wardrobe Basics: A White Shirt

I never saw the importance of a good white shirt until I owned the perfect one. I got it back in 2008 and I wore it so much that in a few short years it was worn out and I am yet to find another shirt like it. A simple white shirt is another essential in a woman's wardrobe. Whether you wear it paired with your suit to the office, half tucked into a pair of ripped jeans or with a sequin skirt for a night out, your white shirt is definitely going to be one of those pieces that you wear all the time. Without further ado, here are ten outfit ideas on how you can wear your basic white shirt.

1. With rolled up sleeves
This is the simplest way I can think of of wearing a white shirt. With the sleeves simply rolled up, add some bracelets, and rings to accessorize your exposed wrists.

2. With boyfriend jeans
Wear a white shirt with your ripped boyfriend jeans (can you tell how much I love ripped jeans?) Pop the collar and ensure to roll up the cuffs of your jeans to show off your shoes. Heels and a structured bag will make this look more polished. You can opt to pop up that collar.

3. Belted with a maxi skirt or dress
When worn with a maxi skirt, your tucked in white shirt will look even more polished when you add a belt. Whether a wide or skinny belt, the choice is yours. If you opt to wear it over a dress, a wide belt will come in handy when it comes to tucking the shirt tails in.

4. Worn underneath a sweater
 This is great layered outfit. Pair your white shirt with a sweater and add a statement necklace. You can roll up your sleeves to keep the outfit more polished. Wear this with jeans, khaki or any slim fit trousers.

5. Knotted
Just because you want to wear the knotted blouse trend, doesn't mean that you must stock a million of them. Simply knot the tails of your shirt, leave a few extra buttons open and add a simple necklace and you are good to go.

6. With a cardigan and statement necklace
Do you own any three-quarter sleeve cardigans? Do you know you can wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath it and add a statement necklace and not look raggedy at all?

7. To the office
Pair a white shirt with an official skirt or trousres. Tuck it in and add a statment necklace underneath. You can opt for a blazer.

8. Under a cropped sweater/top

 Wearing a shirt over a crop top or cropped sweater is an ingenious way of increasing the versatility of your crop top/sweater collection. Remember the structured bag to make this outfit even more chic and intentional.

9. Half tucked in
There's a smart casualness in a half tucked in shirt that somehow elevates a  simple jeans and a shirt outfit. Whether you opt for jeans or khaki trousers, this is a great casual Friday or weekend look.

10. With skinny jeans
This is a very polished look. Tuck in your white shirt and add a cropped blazer and belt and don't forget the heels and structured bag.

Has this post helped you see the versatility of a basic white shirt? How else would you wear it? Do share in the comments below.

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About Audrey Masitsa

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  1. One can never go wrong with a plain white shirt. It's such a classic and goes well with everything as seen in this post. Style 10 is so very fierce, I love.

    Hope you met your next great white shirt soon.