A Crisp White Shirt
Of all the closet essentials, this is my favorite of the moment. There is nothing more classic, feminine and powerful than buttoning up a crisp white shirt and setting about your day. A freshly pressed white shirt sets a fierce tone and connotes an effervescent spirit. As one of my style icons, Carolina Herrera, has said, "trends will come and go, but nothing beats the white shirt."
Paired with a black pair of trousers and patent leather pumps and pearls, this is perfect for any business meeting. If worn over a pair of ankle jeans and fashion-forward sneakers, the look is appropriate for a casual afternoon of shopping or brunching with friends. For a more unique take, tuck a collared white shirt into a heavy satin floor-length skirt with strappy sandals (don't forget to pop the collar) and you instantly have a chic formal look sure to turn heads. Overall, the classic white shirt works for all women. There is nothing that makes me feel more pulled together than rocking this essential garment in many different ways!
As a part of my recent closet purge, I ensured that I had this wardrobe staple - 6 to be exact! Because no two shirts are created equal, I chose different styles with different button patterns and cuts. My favorite garment has a shark-bite hem on the back and a cinched in waste - perfection!
Below are some of my favorite looks which I encourage you to try! Remember, adding this to your closet adds instant versatility!
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