The white shirt is a staple in any mans wardrobe, but how do you style it?
Obviously, donning a suit with the white shirt is the most common outfit but the versatility of the white shirt means you can dress it up and dress it down.
As mentioned in previous articles, when choosing a white shirt it’s all about focusing on the 3 F’.s Fit, Fabric and Functionality. It should be slim fitting, it should be well manufactured (to last) and it should be comfortable and versatile to wear.
But what are 7 quick ways to style the white shirt?
1. The Suave Look
Dressing it up for work. You don’t want to overwhelm your colleagues but you definitely want to be the one of the best dressed men at work.
Look1 – Classic, crisp, slim fit white oxford shirt with slim-fit black pants and a slim patterned tie in maroon or silver. Throw in personalised cufflinks for a little bit of panache and dark brogue shoes.
Look2 – A Grey waistcoat, maroon striped tie, over a white dress shirt, charcoal grey slim-fit pants and black brogues and belt.
Look3 – Slim fit black /charcoal grey pants, white shirt and a v-neck fitted sweater. Team it up with a vintage watch, dark brown-black brogues and belt.
2. The Attractive Look
A hot date lined up, you want to play it cool and yet look attractive – Try a white classic collar shirt, rolled up sleeves tucked into a pair of straight cut denims, a blazer and boots.
3. The No-nonsense Business Look
The very James Bond Look – Dark Grey suit, teamed with a white French-cuff dress shirt, charcoal wool tie, black derby shoes and a white pocket square. The epitome of a quintessential man.
4. The Sporty Look
Jeans, short-sleeved shirt from Vitruvien and a sports jacket teamed with a pair of trainers and a sporty watch and you’re ready for a boy’s day at the Super Bowl.
5. The Laidback yet Hip Look
Khaki or beige Chinos, teamed with rolled- up sleeves Linen shirt in white, or a cotton white shirt with a self-embossed pattern on it and boat shoes.
6. The Beachboy Look
Short-sleeved mandarin collared or a button-down collar white Linen shirt teamed with navy or dark brown shorts and brown espadrilles or smart sandals. Accessorise with a smart watch and a pair of aviators.
7. All Formal Look
Go three-way – A three-piece black suit, teamed with a white French cuff shirt, light blue tie, white polka dot pocket square, dark brown belt and black derby shoes with a vintage Rolex.
Summing up, there are only 4 key ways to wear the white dress shirt… the rest are nothing but off-shoots of the same: Casual, Business, Formal, Sporty