Can you really have enough white shirts? Buying a good quality white shirt can a) look so classy and b) make you feel so sassy. Finding white shirts that look classy yet have some character to them has proved to be quite challenging for me over the last few years. However, this year the white shirt is anything but boring.
Designers both for high fashion and the high street have taken the idea of the novelty white shirt by upscaling the sleeves, collar and adding playful proportions. By proportions I mean ruffles, exaggerated flute or wide sleeves and the return of the 70s D-ring belt. These few tweaks to a clean and crisp white shirt can do wonders to updating your wardrobe whilst adding a Stella McCartney and Prada influence.
I had seen this Zara white poplin shirt with a metal buckle a couple of weeks ago. However, yesterday whilst shopping in meadow hall, I just had to buy it. Impulse buys are just the best aren’t they? I love that this shirt is oversized in every aspect, with the belt, the sleeves and the collar. It has a masculine quality to it with the deep and exaggerated cuts at the collar and sleeves but the belt ties the look together creating a feminine silhouette. I wanted a classy spring/ summer look, so I kept the look fresh with my blue mid-wash Skinny jeans and metallic block sandals, both from Zara. I feel like it’s a simple look to create that requires no fuss and I like that it looks like a style that you’d see the Charlie’s Angels girls wearing in the 70s. And you all know how OBSESSED I am with the 70s.
I’ll be wearing this shirt over my a-line skirts for summer and teaming the style with some blocked sandals or mules to keep the style looking tall. This shirt can be updated nicely for autumn with a trench coat or oversized grey/ taupe coloured cardigan to make the look softer with a touch of country femininity.
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