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Friday, 8 April 2011

OOTD & Ways to Wear a White Shirt

I met up with my best friend yesterday and we decided to go into town for something to eat and have a catch up. Had a great selection of tapas and even a glass or two of rose ;-) I couldn't think what to wear as I didn't want to get glammed up but wanted to change out of my work clothes. Eventually I decided on my oversized white shirt over leggings with black heels and a smart blazer. Sounds quite dull but I love this shirt as its so comfortable and its a great thing just to throw on when you can't think what to wear. It has roll-up sleeves, a granddad collar and a crosshatch pattern so its not completely plain anyway!

Shirt £9 Primark
Leggings £5 Peacocks
Skinny Belt £3 George
Shoes & Blazer not shown

It got me thinking about the humble white shirt. I don't normally wear white and this shirt is quite a recent aquisition however it is probably one of my most worn items in my wardrobe. A white shirt is so versatile as you can make it look great in the office or even at the beach. I think you need to know which style suits you best so I have put together a couple of ideas.

Dorothy Perkins blouse
17 GBP - topshop.com
By Malene Birger silk top
159 GBP - my-wardrobe.com
White top
$175 - karenmillen.com
Vero Moda cotton short
26 GBP - houseoffraser.co.uk
Dorothy Perkins indigo jeans
15 GBP - topshop.com
Ballet flat shoes
$500 - marni.com
ALDO low heel shoes
$45 - aldoshoes.com
White House Black Market wedge shoes
$50 - whitehouseblackmarket.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs gold handbag
$225 - net-a-porter.com
TopShop shoulder bag
$50 - topshop.com
Forever21 bracelet
$5.80 - forever21.com
Betsey Johnson stone jewelry
$30 - nordstrom.com
TopShop oversized hat
$45 - topshop.com
Tan belt
$32 - topshop.com



I narrowed it down to oversized, fitted and sleeveless styles. The oversized shirt looks best with leggings or skinny jeans to balance it out. I love the tan accessories especially this skinny belt which highlights the waistline. The fitted shirt looks quite smart and would be great for work, I had added pink accents to make it a bit more girly. Finally, the sleeveless shirt I can imagine would be great item to take on holiday, shorts, floppy hat and gladiator sandals completes the sort of 'tourist' look. 
Which is your favourite?

Alyssa xx

4 comments:

ForeverSweet89 said...

I really like the sleeveless shirt combo- looks really summery with the hat as well x

Beata - IyoboDesign said...

My favorite is the oversized. I'm wearing it a lot too. It's comfy but also pretty.
x

Debbie_DooDaa said...

I really like the oversized shirt look, but I love that sleevless shirt too! I might try and get hold of one for wearing to work this summer :) x

invisible_squirrel said...

That sleeveless shirt is silk and I bet its beautiful to wear!