Whether you call it button-up or button-down, itís no secret that the white shirt is an item of clothing that every girl needs to have in her wardrobe. Classic and effortlessly stylish, the white button up will take you from office meetings to weekend brunches and dates out on the town. Need more convincing? Have a read below for four reasons why you need a white button up top, asap.
1.Itís a working girl staple
Whether you work in a high power, corporate environment or a relaxed creative office, the white button up shirt is a great staple from which to build your work outfits. Simply pair with a pair of cigarette pants and a bold chunky necklace for a look that says professional but stylish, or wear tucked into a leather skirt and heeled boots for a polished yet edgy look. Opt for a nude coloured bra beneath (Tip: always, always wear nude bras under white shirts and never white bras as the different shades of white can create a stark contrast with one another), or if youíre feeling bold, go for a black bra for a subtly sexy look.
2. It makes you look put together, without the effort
For those mornings when everythingís running behind schedule and you have no clue what to wear, the white button up shirt tucked into fitted jeans combination is a tried and tested outfit. From there, itís all about the styling - secure hair into a loose bun at the nape of your neck and throw on a fitted blazer or a trench coat. If the weatherís warm, a colourful silky scarf draped around the neck and a pair of sunglasses on your head will help pull the outfit together. This white shirt and dark pants is such a classic combo that one advertising creative made it her go-to office outfit for three years
3. Itís trans-seasonal
Clothing items that can take you through the seasons are always a bonus. Investing in a quality, well-fitted white button up top can mean you get to wear it in summer tucked into a pleated mid-length skirt or layered under a cosy knit in winter with the collars peeking out.
4. It can be worn with just about anything
Wear it with a leather jacket, tuck it into a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans - even layer it under a pair of denim overalls - the white shirt is a blank slate that can take you from one look to the next and lend countless wardrobe inspiration.