The White Shirt
Do You Own One?

Do you own a white shirt?

I don’t mean a white t-shirt either. If not, you’re wardrobe is lacking a quintessential piece. Same on you! Don’t you know every Fab Chick should own a traditional, crisp, white button down shirt in an oxford or twill?

Let me explain.

A classic white shirt is a great piece that can transcend between looks and take you from day to night, office to cocktail party with a matter of the right skirt, pant and accessories. With so many variations to the classic style, there’s no excuse in finding one that suits your personal needs and style.

For a feminine silhouette to the traditional masculine shirt style, I say look for princess seams that will give you a more tailored look and feminine fit. Darts in the bust assist in creating a womanly silhouette as well. Detailing such as different button shapes, colors, pintucking, ruching, and contrasting stitches all offer new fun variations to the classic white shirt style. But I will say, nothing beats the original. When in doubt, keep it simple and opt for a classic style.

While you are borrowing your boyfriend’s jeans, why not borrow his white oxford shirt. Roll the sleeves up mid-way to elbow length and belt it loosely for a cool casual approach to a tailored item. Pairing with legging or a skinny jean will be great proportion wise for the baggier men’s dress shirt. That is, unless you are much bigger than your other half.

Check out some Fab Chick approved white shirts:

Lucky Brand, Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, James Perse

Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe, Victorialand