The real star of this year’s Oscars red carpet was not the sequins, nor the tulle, but in fact the humble white shirt.
The backbone of many a smart-casual wardrobe, the humble white shirt, saw its status elevated at last night’s Oscars ceremony.
Championed by Zendaya, who paired her ab-flashing Valentino blouse with a floor-sweeping sequin skirt; Uma Thurman, who wore a crisp Bottega Veneta button-up and Wanda Sykes, who opted for a head-to-toe white Sergio Hudson suit.
Staying true to her style form, Kristen Stewart similarly broke away from convention by pairing her crisp white shirt with a Chanel two-piece, consisting of a blazer and shorts. Yes, shorts.
In fact, the appearance of the white shirt on the Oscars 2022 red carpet, will breathe some fresh inspiration into tired wardrobes. Channel Wanda with a tonal head-to-toe get-up for a crisp, fresh-off-the-runway aesthetic; or wear one with sequins and plenty of flesh on show à la Zendaya to make the high-octane accessible.
The real style star of the show is a wardrobe classic that many of us have lying around, and how refreshing does that feel?
If a white button-down shirt good enough for Zendaya, Uma, Wanda and Kristen, then it’s good enough for us too, red carpet or otherwise.
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