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How to Spice Up Your Regular White Shirt Look

How to spice up your regular white shirt look

Photo by Sandra Semburg

We all at some point have owned or will own a white shirt/blouse, it’s the most basic of the basics. So here’s a couple of ways to express yourself while still wearing that plain white shirt.

Denim

You can never go wrong with denim. They go with everything. You can either wear your blouse half tucked, one side tucked, bottom tied, or even backwards! Plus, you can wear jeans from ripped jeans to skinny jeans, to even boyfriend jeans. The combination is endless!

AQUA Patchwork Skinny Jeans

AQUA Patchwork Skinny Jeans
$61.60

Levi’s Women’s Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans

Levi’s Women’s Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans
$59.50

Kut from the Kloth Catherine Boyfriend Cuffed Jeans

Kut from the Kloth Catherine Boyfriend Cuffed Jeans
$89.00

AGOLDE Jamie High-Rise Distressed Skinny Jeans

AGOLDE Jamie High-Rise Distressed Skinny Jeans
$133.50

AG Jeans Farah Skinny Ankle High-Rise Jeans

AG Jeans Farah Skinny Ankle High-Rise Jeans
$141.00

Scarf

Scarves tend to bring color to your outfit and break the boringness, unless it’s a plain white scarf. But layers tend to have an amazing effect on adding texture and depth to your entire ensemble. Tiny scarf neckties are one of my favorite ones to wear with my white blouse. They give me that elegant and classy feel, like I’m about to go to a fashion show or a fancy garden party.

Madewell Bandana

Madewell Bandana
$9.38

Sundance Maisie Bandana Scarf

Sundance Maisie Bandana Scarf
$19.99

Talbots New England Silk Square Scarf

Talbots New England Silk Square Scarf
$39.99

Ann Taylor Floral Silk Little Scarf

Ann Taylor Floral Silk Little Scarf
$44.50

Holland & Holland Dotted Scarf

Holland & Holland Dotted Scarf
$96.00

Skirt

The best way to pair a white shirt is with a statement skirt. What do I mean by a statement skirt? Statement skirts are skirts that are usually worn with plain shirts because of its bold design or eye-catching style/silhouette. It could either be a colored leather skirt, brightly or metallic colored pleated skirt or even a high-low or slit floral skirt.

River Island Deconstructed Patchwork Denim Mini Skirt

River Island Deconstructed Patchwork Denim Mini Skirt
$32

River Island Ruched Side Polka Dot Midi Skirt

River Island Ruched Side Polka Dot Midi Skirt
$56

ASOS DESIGN Vinyl Pencil Skirt with Contrast Stitch Detail

ASOS DESIGN Vinyl Pencil Skirt with Contrast Stitch Detail
$76

Free People Moonbeam Tiered Skirt

Free People Moonbeam Tiered Skirt
$128

Twin-Set Denim Maxi Skirt

Twin-Set Denim Maxi Skirt
$182

Slip dress or overalls

A non-conventional way of wearing white shirts is adding layers over. What’s more, using a slip dress and overalls make it even more unconventional as it’s very old school. You may think it’s old school but it’s still very classy, depending on what shoes you pair it with too. White sneakers are still a crowd pleaser that turns any 80’s and 90’s ensemble into something hip and chic.

Ruched Satin Mini Slip Dress

Ruched Satin Mini Slip Dress
$55

ASOS DESIGN Cami Mini Slip Dress

ASOS DESIGN Cami Mini Slip Dress
$60

Eywasouls Malibu Sophia Floral Slip Dress

Eywasouls Malibu Sophia Floral Slip Dress
$145.49

Women’s Fila Nadelle Overalls

Women’s Fila Nadelle Overalls
$55

LEE Relaxed Fit Denim Short Overalls

LEE Relaxed Fit Denim Short Overalls
$108

Madewell Straight Leg Overalls

Madewell Straight Leg Overalls
$148

Regardless of why you bought that white shirt, they are the easiest and safest outfits to wear out. It’s like your reliable little black dress but it’s white and it’s not a dress but it’s reliable.

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