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How To: style your white shirt

Ladies, let’s talk about the humble white shirt…

It’s a wardrobe staple that, if styled correctly, can take you from the boardroom to the beach and back again in time for a glass of bubbles! It’s versatile, cool (literally) and timeless and there is a shape to suit everyone. So, here’s how to style it: 


annette gortz white shirt


The Oversized White Shirt

For that ‘cool girl’ look, you can’t go past the oversized shirt. It’s a great option for a hot summer’s day, tucked into jeans with the sleeves ruched up. Style it through to the evening worn over leather pants and pumps. Good news too – there’s no more need to steal your white shirt from the guys! We’ve got just the right style for you in store.


weekend max mara white shirt


The Pussy Bow White Shirt

We’re all familiar with the pussy bow blouse, but have you seen a pussy bow shirt? Well, today is the day! Featuring a relaxed, bracelet length sleeve and removable white tie cut on the diagonal, this is so easy to style for multiple looks. Push the sleeves up and tuck into a midi skirt for a feminine, playful effect. You can also wear this under a tailored suit for a polished twist! If you’re wearing it with wide leg pants, wrap the tie around your waist and cinch it with a tight, sharp bow. Your options are endless.



paule ka white shirt


The Classic White Shirt Hack

Keep your fashion game on point and breathe new life into your classic white shirt with this simple trick. First things first – you should have a tailored, collared white cotton shirt in your wardrobe. This hack allows you to wear your shirt as if it is a wrap shirt- a very on trend look this season. What you want to do is button up the first few buttons at the top, then tuck one side of the shirt tightly towards the opposite hip. Repeat this step with the other side of your shirt. Voila! A new look with a fresh feel!



frank & eileen white shirt


The Linen White Shirt

Our Brisbane summer calls for breezy linen shirts! Some days, nothing else will do. Investing in a relaxed silhouette that features a smart collar will allow you to style it in various ways. Try tucking in half the shirt into your skinny jeans with sneakers for a sporty edge. For a day at the beach, wear it unbuttoned and loose over your favourite swimmers and a floppy hat. With your high waisted bottoms, bring it together in a knot at the belt line and cuff the sleeves. It’s casual chic at it’s best.



dressy white shirt


The Dressy White Shirt

For your next black tie event, why not wear a white shirt with a maxi skirt? Choose a white shirt that has a bit of a twist, such as a tuxedo finish, elegant cuffs or beautiful buttons.You can style this piece into the evening easily with the right accessories and finishing touches. It has the perfect balance of femininity, confidence and elegance.







We love to hear your thoughts, suggestions for future blogs and styling tips! Comment below to share.


  • Cait

    Loved the idea of wrapping the white shirt! Looks like it would change the length of the shirt too which I like!

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