Classic Pieces: The White Shirt

Following on from The Trophy Jacket and The Blue Jeans, this week’s featured classic piece is The White Shirt. One of my fail-safe forever pieces, the white shirt has been re-designed in countless fabrics and fits more than any other wardrobe staple. Every fabric from lace to leather has had its moment on the versatile white shirt in one season or another. Some trends have been hit and miss (my personal least favourite: leather collar on a cotton shirt) while some have proven to be iconic and successful in their own right. The most successful of the new fabrics for me has to be silk. Silk shirts have always had a presence on the catwalk, subtle as they may be they’ve always been a fashion favourite with editors and consumers alike.

A white shirt is the perfect addition to a capsule wardrobe because it’s so effortless and easy to wear. The Parisian style we all covet is based on classic, luxe basics like the white shirt, the skinny jeans, the black leather tote and the perfect pumps. When building a capsule wardrobe it is essential to source pieces with timeless appeal in quality fabrics with longevity, like silk and cotton. Both fabrics provide you with options, as either can be dressed up or down. My favourite way to wear a white shirt is casually, with skinny jeans and ankle boots, for a classic, polished look which will effortlessly translate from office-wear to evening-wear. This season, the classic white shirt has been updated by my new favourite brand MSGM. Featuring Western-inspired details and a laser cut pattern, I love the instant update that MSGM has given the classic look. More classic shirts come from brands like Paul Smith Black and Armani Jeans, in structured cotton with new-season details. My favourite shirt from the new season collections comes from Californian label Vince, a brand specialising in laid-back luxurious pieces in silk, cotton and cashmere. The long sleeved silk shirt from Vince is everything a white shirt should be; smart, elegant and effortless, the loose shape makes the shirt perfect for slipping on over skinny jeans or tucked into a high waisted skirt. Below is my pick of the new season white shirts from Jules B Online, click the links and pictures to shop them now on the Jules B website.

Armani Jeans Embroidered Shirt

This T by Alexander Wang Silk Shirt is in the Jules B Sale! There’s only a few left so snap up your bargain investment quickly!

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