Wednesday, 2 May 2012


I touched on the subject of 'The White Shirt' in this post, but since then they've been on my mind almost constantly (along with fish and crystals, apparently). I'm beginning to think it's almost genetic to gravitate towards The White Shirt; my Mum lives in them (her current favourites are H&M). Actually, I'm surprised that since it's such a 'classic item', it hasn't been honored with an abbreviation similar to that of the LBD. And if I have to explain what an LBD is then I don't know where you've been but it's something little and black and dress-like. I think, however, that TWS doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Anyway, I digress... earlier, as if to prove that the TWS (no? Okay) is probably the most wearble item in the world - to myself more than anyone - I spent the past half hour on Polyvore and tested out 'The White Shirt' worn with a few trends that seem to be floating about at the moment.

Outfit One: Prints

Shirt: D&G // Skirt: Topshop // Sunglasses: Illesteva Le Steel // Bow Tie: Zara 
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia // Clutch: Pucci

Outfit Two: Sport-Luxe

Shirt: As Before // Leather Backpack: Theory // Cap: Monki // Wedge Trainers: ASOS 
Watch: ToyWatch // Shorts:Kelly Birgin @

Outfit Three: Pastel

Shirt: As Before // Small Zip Bag: Paul Smith // Jacket: Thierry Mugler// Shoes: Charlotte Olympia 
Trousers: Paul Smith // Chain Collar: Topshop

Just as a little after-thought; as much as I think The White Shirt is something that can be worn with anything, to any occasion, I personally won't be wearing one to any occassion that includes any of the following: spaghetti sauce, black coffee, mud, blood, leaking pens, children, dark-haired animals... etc. etc. I think you get the idea, I'm clumsy.

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Emily said...

For some reason I've never been able to pull off the TWS (yup I'm going with it!) but I absolutely love the collages you've put together The Charlotte Olympia shoes are beautiful. I'm totally up for giving it another go now. x

Giovanna said...

Great looks! My fave is the pastel look!


Voilà! said...

All three are great looks and my favorite is absolutely #3! I love it! I just discovered your blog and I must say it is so glam and edgy and beautiful!



Sarah Annette said...

I fell in love with the leopard shoes from Charlotte Olympia! Too amazing

La Sugarlace said...

I love EVERYTHING about outfit number 3!!

Chloë said...

Verry nice post,i love the leopard shoes!

Beckerman Girls said...

ummmm holy amaazzzzzzing! This post is going to make me wanna shop RIGHT NOWWWWW!!! AHHHH OHHHHH!!!! I just love those pink sunnies! And those Charlotte Olympia heels are soooo Hawaiian flava gorgeous!!! Have you seen the ones she did with the lucite heels!?!! OMG-soooo gorgeous! I gasped when I saw them!
xoThe Beckerman Girls

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Meera said...

That shirt is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've worked this shirt in so many amazing ways. Love those Charlotte Olympia heels!


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HauteMangoGirl said...

i go for the pastel look :) love the shoes, too.


Sara said...

I just love every single one of these outfits! so adorable!

Meggy said...

Ooooh I really love your blog! All of these outfits are brill!


Anonymous said...

The White Shirt is one of the most essential and classic items ever! Great post, love all the outfits!

Anonymous said...

Love the items you've picked- all of these outfits would be amazing!

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kirstyb said...

first look is amazing

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Clara Turbay said...

i like the way you express your own ideas here.

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Ahka Vintage said...

I agree - TWS is a wardrobe staple and should be worn often - it breaks up a busy outfit and makes statement pieces stand out in a classy way. I have so many classic white shirts its ridiculous.
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