Crisp White Shirt
May 9, 2019

Just as a woman’s wardrobe is incomplete without the little black dress, a man’s closet is considered lacking if it doesn’t have a few crisp white shirts. If you don’t already have one, it’s time you did!

The white shirt is evergreen and can make you look dapper– whether it is used as formal officewear or a cocktail party. It is also quite versatile, and can go with just about everything- jeans, shorts, suits, and chinos!

How To Wear The Shirt

Here are some ways to style your white shirt to fit various occasions and come off looking ultra stylish.

The Denim Edit

The Denim Edit

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A white shirt with a pair of blue denims is a classic combination. Perfect for wearing it at any time of the day, this combination is particularly ideal for a casual meeting, catching up with friends, a lunch date, or brunch. When in doubt, wear this outfit.

Add a navy blazer to your jeans and white shirt combo, and you have an entirely new look. Add a leather belt and formal shoes to your ensemble, and you’ve got yourself a neat, evening look.

Pair It With Chinos

Pair it with chinos

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Team your white shirt with chinos for a casual look. A smart pair loafers and a fedora hat can take this look from a 7 to 10. This combination is highly recommended if you are on a tropical holiday!

Suit It Up

Suit It Up

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A crisp white shirt under a sharp, navy or steel grey suit is a time-tested style for a reason – you just cannot go wrong with it. Whether it is a meeting, wedding, or a formal luncheon, your style statement will be on point with this pairing. Depending on how formal an occasion it is, you can either choose to finish the look with a smart tie or go open-collar.

Urban Lookbook

Urban Lookbook

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A white fitted shirt with a pair of formal shorts (yes, it’s a thing) makes for a trendy look if you are enthusiastic about experimenting with fashion. While a pair of loafers will work well with this combination, you can choose to accessorise with round sunglasses for a day look.

Alternatively, wear your crisp white shirt with a pair of checked trousers, white sneakers, and a sports watch. Add a baseball cap for an edgy look.

How To Buy The Perfect White Shirt

Let’s now look at a few points to keep in mind when shopping for white shirts.

Fabric

When it comes to a good white shirt, think of it as an investment that is going to give you plenty of returns. Choose good quality, 100% cotton or linen shirts, as these are long-lasting and are suitable for various occasions. A slightly stretchable cotton blended shirt is also a good option to flaunt your toned silhouette.

Fit

The fit is everything when buying a white shirt. When trying it on, ensure that there is freedom of movement and comfort. While a slim fit shirt offers a neater look when tucked in or combined with suits, a regular fit option gives you a more relaxed and comfortable fit. It is ideal to have both options, along with white shirts with different sleeve lengths.

Texture

When buying a shirt, it is essential to consider the texture and fineness of the fabric. Silk or satin shirts are ideal for cooler weathers, while fine cotton or linen are more breathable and thus, suitable for summer. However, remember that the white colour is unforgiving and does not hide your flaws, so pick a shirt that makes you feel good about yourself.

Keep these pointers in mind next time you plan to go shopping. Shop from the latest collection on Shoppers Stop and try these different looks.

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