Ahh, the humble white shirt. It's been a wardrobe staple of generations. Though while some might consider the item plain or dare I say, boring, this summer influencers are proving the button-down has regained credibility as a fashion-conscious go-to. Whether paired with denim, linen or (my personal favourite) swimwear, the white shirt is a versatile, wear-anywhere staple that will seamlessly see you through summer.
Given the minimalist aesthetic is currently a reigning fashion favourite, it's little wonder the white shirt is having a moment, with many minimalist influencers finding new ways to champion the item. Sylvie Mus is pairing it alongside swimwear and statement jewellery, while Lorna of Symphony of Silk is creating tonal all-white looks featuring white shirts and matching white minis.
Whether you want to add it to your work wardrobe or your vacation capsule edit, it's clear the white shirt deserves a firm place in your closet this summer. Keep scrolling for six outfits that will make you want to invest in a plain white shirt.
Style Notes: Here, Caitlin Miyako pairs two white items together for a modern yet sporty look. Her styling choice to leave the bottom buttons open makes the look feel particularly contemporary.
Alex Mill Keeper Cotton-Poplin Shirt (£55)
Asceno Zurich Linen Shorts (£155)
Birkenstock Arizona Two Strap Sandals White Eva (£35)
Style Notes: While some opt for a sarong or cover-up, Sylvie Mus proves a white shirt can be just as chic an alternative while lounging by the pool or beach.
Matteau Scoop-Back Swimsuit (£161)
Topshop White Oversized Poplin Shirt (£35)
Style Notes: Pairing a white shirt with a plain white midi creates a tonal look that feels just perfect for summer.
Mango Linen 100% Shirt (£20)
Dorothy Perkins Lola Skye Ecru Stich Mini Skirt (£15)
H&M Leather Sandals (£50)
Style Notes: Another tonal look for summer, this time Elif has paired a short-sleeve shirt with a pair of trending white jeans.
Uniqlo 100% Premium Linen Sleeveless Shirt (£13)
Dodo Bar or Kayla Floral-Print Twisted Bandeau Bikini Top (£55)
Topshop Petite White Straight Jeans (£46)
Style Notes: Bermuda shorts made quite the comeback this year, though if you feel as if they're too far out of your comfort zone, pairing the shorts with a plain white shirt is the perfect way to balance trendy and traditional.
& Other Stories Oversized Pearl Button Cotton Shirt (£65)
Loulou Studio Bermuda Pleated Wool-Twill Shorts (£95)
Chloé Femininities Gold-Tone Necklace (£290)
Style Notes: A white button-down and black skirt is a fool-proof, timeless outfit combination, made all the more modern by the addition of high-top sneakers.
Arket Broderie Anglaise Shirt (£59)
& Other Stories Structured High Waisted Mini Skirt (£55)
Converse Converse All Star Hi Trainers Black Canvas (£55)
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