This Is Not a White Shirt!
Let me tell you that!
I hope you guys don’t feel too annoyed by seeing another post dedicated to this classic basic wardrobe piece :) I decided to have a little fun whilst working on this post, remember my recent post about Surrealism , it was then when I got inspired by this Rene Magritte’s picture besides I have a beautiful white shirt, bought on sale.
A white shirt is such a unique piece, just like a little black dress, appropriate for any occasions in fact. You will always look hot in it just as your bum would in good old pair of Levi’s!
My White Shirt
Unfortunately, I am not able to take a new picture with a white shirt right now. It is still chilly outside, so I had to refer to my photo archives where I found this picture, taken last year in the park when all mummies and kids had a day out in the park after school. For the first time visitors, I am on the left :)
Throughout all my life so far, I have had only three white shirts, and this one on the picture is my third, I love it a lot, especially the price that I got if for :) it is silk, loose, airy, very light, pure summer shirt and also perfect for beach.
White Shirt Associations
What do you usually associate a simple white shirt with? I used to associate it with military and school uniforms, but all that was to do with my memories, whereas now, the boundaries have been considerably pushed far beyond.
White Shirt Sweet Memories
My very first white shirt was bought for me by mom when I was about to become a Pioneer, I was 11 or 12 years old. At the time of the former USSR I and my classmates had to make the first step towards Communist regime by becoming Pioneers, on that ‘important’ day girls had to wear a dark blue or dark grey pleated skirt, a white shirt, a red tie and a red forage cap and proudly pronounce the legendary Pioneers’ moto: ‘Be ready! – Always Ready!’ something like that, please don’t ask me what we had to be ready for, as I still have no idea, probably to defend our country :)
Next memory is to do with my first job interview in UK, I had this A line skirt and suit on, but I didn’t have an appropriate shirt to wear it with, so I bought this my second white fit shirt from beloved M&S, which successfully landed me my first job in UK.
White Shirt Trends
I am sure you are aware of the fact that WS is a ‘must have’ for any girl’s or woman’s wardrobe, well as long as your boyfriend or husband has one, that’s fine :) This is the basics of basics and is the potential ‘lightning N1′ to strike you as soon as you open your abundant closet and realize: I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!
It caters different styles from strict dress code to light romantic, from Preppy to beachwear. I think white shirt as a piece has undergone huge fashion transformations, so if you have 10 different white shirts, you can easily build ten different looks. I guess the design and detailing are the key points to consider. Which one is your favourite? I love Topshop a lot, especially their jeans range, I assembled this whole look from brand, WS + jeans with torn knees, this teaming is probably the most popular right now.
How do you wear your WS if you have one? I had been sifting through Chictopia archives for hours spotting all the looks featuring white shirt as a central piece in the outfit before I was able to arrange them into collages appropriately. So here we go:
Ok, this is the ultimate unbeatable eternity that goes far beyond any trends: super popular, super easy, super simple, super fast, super affordable, super elegant, super savior!!! NOBODY can ever possibly get it wrong in any life changing situation.
2. WS + JEANS/COLOR’d PANTS
This combo on a par with little black dress is able to do instant magic by turning us into trendy ladies casual daily wear wise, this combination is super popular, very classy, chic, sexy etc…… I honestly think that any white shirt will go with jeans, these two pieces are so classy and timeless, just match in heaven!
2. WS + Denim/coloured shorts
The next most popular combo is white shirt and denim shorts, perfect for summer, effortless, very comfy and beautiful option for hot summer days! Team it up with flats, slip ons, trainers, sandals, wedges…. some funky sunglasses, bright fashion jewellery, loose hair…. light makeup, and off you go, ready to seduce :)
3. WS Vs Preppy Style
Well, Preppy style is about ‘good behavior and good manners’, and in this case WS is the one to channel that impression to the world. I like when WS is layered with a knit vest. While searching, I was also quite surprised, I guess because I have fallen out of time :) at how many looks I managed to spot where WS is accessorized with a black bow. It looks very pretty, I am not sure if I ever wear my shirt like that, but still it is very charming and cute!
4. WS + Skirts
Super beautiful and super romantic combination IMO! It is a very easy option which can leave unforgettable impression and make you feel gorgeous. I personally love this duo for the simplicity, just like white shirt and jeans, the same effect, what do you think gals? is this your favourite one?
5. WS + Knit
Last but not least in this trendy survey is WS + knit, I associate this layered duo with uni or college, not Preppy but just like another unofficially declared uniform, that has become so trendy and looks especially cool if to top it up with a statement necklace.
What do you guys think? Not your favorite ?? I would love to hear which one of these 5 trends reflects has taken to your heart and let me know how you wear your white shirt. Thank you for stopping, spending time to read and leave comments, I love to know what you think! Hope you enjoyed your time here :) wish you great week ahead!!! <33333