My favourite wardrobe essential: the white shirt

A classic white shirt is a wardrobe essential that will never go out of style. And why do I love it so much? Because a classic white shirt adds the right amount of sophistication to any outfit. It is incredibly versatile, and I think that every woman should own at least one. This wardrobe essential can be styled down for day, up for night, and in countless of ways in between. Whether fitted, loose, flowy, sheer, crisp cotton, soft silk… in cream, oyster, ivory or pure white, believe me when I say there is a “white shirt” for any figure and personality type.

So what do you think of this outfit creation? Personally, this look is probably my favourite way to wear this classic button-down. I just love the casual-chic feel that it portrays.

How to recreate this look:

Well, take a white shirt from Ralph Lauren… certainly a classic staple that will never date. Wear it loose with a few buttons undone under a lofty V neck cashmere sweater. Personally, white shirts and denim go hand in hand, and I absolutely love these dark grey jeggings from River Island. Finish it off with an elegant handbag and statement snake-effect leather flats. And here is another outfit that you can wear for years to come…

This outfit was purposely created for a woman who needs to feel comfortable and does not do fussy. And apart from the colour palette, this look could be easily worn by any of the four personality types.


Cotton Long-Sleeved Shirt from Lauren Ralph Lauren via La Redoute / £120

Romy Snake-Effect Leather Point-Toe Flats from Jimmy Choo via Net-a-Porter / £475

Cashmere Lofty V Neck Sweatshirt - Heather Dove from Pure Collection / £150

Dark grey Molly Mid Rise Jeggings from River Island / £40

Heather Grey Charlie Carryall 40 Bag from Coach / £450

With love,

Mel xx

Melanie is an Image Therapist, Facialist and Feminine Empowerment Coach. She offers Authentic Image Transformation from the inside out for women ready to elevate their personal and professional life.

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