The iconic white shirt is a wardrobe staple. As probably the most versatile item in your closet it’s absolutely vital that it fits just right and that you know exactly how to wear it. While it’s commonly associated with office wear and may seem just that little bit boring, there are plenty of ways you can give your crisp white shirt a new lease of life. Whether it’s for day, night or those in between occasions, here are 3 ways to get excited about putting on your white shirt again. Remember, the best place to start when it comes to injecting a bit of life back in to your wardrobe is to invest in some new pieces so don’t forget to take a look at Camicissima‘s men’s white shirt collection.
Go casual in cotton
The beauty of a white shirt is that your look will always appear just that little bit polished regardless of what you team it with. Going for a cotton short-sleeved shirt with blue denim and tan leather accessories is an easy way to put a casual twist on a classic. When the weather gets a little warmer, why not try your favourite button down white shirt with a pair of shorts? Add a belt to perfect a stylish, lazy summer day look. You could also try layering your white shirt for a more alternative approach to casual dressing. This works best with single-coloured fitted tees under casual cotton styles. Keep a few buttons at the top and bottom undone to let your tee’s colour show through. Finally, if you want to wear a white shirt to casual occasions but you still feel too much like you’re heading to the office, why not choose designs with interesting buttons, a very faint pattern or a more daring collar style?
Find the smart casual balance
There’s a fine line between too dressy and too casual but once the style has been mastered it looks good on pretty much everyone. That said, it’s still easy to get a little bored of throwing on a plain white shirt. Here are some interesting new ways to sport the iconic item at those in-between occasions. The rule is to keep the rest of your outfit relatively relaxed. Why not try an open collar style tucked in to your favourite jeans with a pair of brogues? Alternatively, an open-collared button down with ankle-length navy chinos and a pair of plimsolls is perfect for those spring and summer days. Another simple summer look is to pair a slim fit linen shirt with a pair of chinos for that classic riviera-inspired style.
Slim fit is smart
Getting dressed up for a formal occasion can feel a little dull especially when it comes to getting your white shirt out of your wardrobe for what feels like the hundredth time. So, how can you inject a little bit of life back into your smart look? Firstly, you could opt for an extra slim fit design tucked neatly in to a pair of slim fit black trousers. Keep it open-collared but add braces to take the look to the next level. Or, you could try mixing it up by being daring with your suit choice. White shirts go under anything so why not take the opportunity to be inventive? Tailoring in grey or stone looks great with your finest leather loafers.