The white shirt: there’s no denying it’s a classic piece and that at least one style should be in every man and woman’s wardrobe. From workwear and tailoring to relaxed looks and holiday cover-ups, the white shirt is one of the most versatile items of clothing you can own and over the past few seasons, fashion’s most innovative street stylers have been embracing it like never before.
It’s no surprise, really, given designers’ move to a more experimental way of working with the humble shirt. Billowing shirt sleeves have been found at Lemaire, they’ve been deconstructed at MM6 Maison Margiela and Alexander Wang, and the Cuban collar has made a comeback. In need of some style inspiration? Here’s how to wear the white shirt now.
For effortless style that’s easy to emulate, go for the extra-long sleeved shirt, worn unbuttoned at the cuff and just grazing over the hands. Channel Camille Charrière’s style and wear it loose and relaxed, balanced with a structured skirt, Converse All Stars and oversized sunglasses.