Finding a single item of clothing that works for all seasons, all events and all styles is a tricky undertaking, but the classic white shirt is here to help.
A white shirt has been a classic wardrobe staple for years. No matter your style a white shirt is an essential for the preppy dresser, the street style aficionado, the tailored dresser, the list goes on.
The white shirt is a blank canvas on which to build an outfit. Its versatility means that it can be worn simply, tucked into trousers or a skirt and loose over wide leg trouser; it can be worn layered underneath dresses, jumpers and other tops; or it can even be worn as a light jacket style layer over the top of your look.
The white shirt works for all seasons and all events. Work wear, casual dressing and evening chic are all covered with this trusty staple.
For the remainder of summer try styling a loose boyfriend shirt over a printed skirt and dad sandals or untucked with white wide leg trousers for that just back from holiday style. As we move into the new season, tuck your shirt into high-waisted pleated skirts for a classic take on the heritage trend or pair it with your favourite coloured leather pieces for autumn.
Here’s our edit of the 15 best white shirts to invest in now.
Jigsaw white cotton shirt
Jigsaw white cotton shirt, £79
Joseph Gibson cotton poplin blouse
Joseph Gibson cotton poplin blouse, £245
H&M cotton shirt
H&M cotton shirt, £12.99
Acne Studios logo-embroidered shirt
Acne Studios logo-embroidered shirt , £220
Reserved oversized white shirt
Reserved oversized white shirt, £44.99
Frame clean collared shirt
Frame clean collared shirt, £267
Kin oversized shirt
Kin oversized shirt, £69
Toteme Capri white cotton shirt
Toteme Capri white cotton shirt at harveynichols.com, £200
COS relaxed cotton shirt
COS relaxed cotton shirt, £59
Mother of Pearl Miles shirt
Mother of Pearl Miles shirt, £195
Topshop oversized poplin shirt
Topshop oversized poplin shirt, £39
Raey long-line cotton shirt
Raey long-line cotton shirt, £225
Autograph pure cotton shirt
Autograph pure cotton shirt, £35
Eskandar oversized A-line cotton-poplin shirt
Eskandar oversized A-line cotton-poplin shirt at matchesfashion.com, £285
J. Crew slim stretch perfect shirt
J. Crew slim stretch perfect shirt, £78
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