As any minimalist fashionista (non-fashionistas too, for that matter) knows, a white shirt is a definitive must-have in any woman’s closet. The possibilities for chic looks with the perfect white top are infinite. That is exactly why, for this month’s fashion editorial, we give you the 6 essentials to have in your minimalist wardrobe and how to style them. We have inspiration for you from formal to sensual, to super casual looks. White shirts
FASHION EDITORIAL TEAM
Photographer | Anriette van Wyk @ Kief Kreativ
Stylist & Model | Chrismarie Bester
Makeup Artist | Mercia du Plessis
1 | Structured Button-Up
The tailored button-up is perfect for the office or whenever you need to look like you have all of your ducks in a row. Pairing it with a modern pantsuit and loafers, or even a pair of brogues gives the look a masculine feel (which is not a bad thing, ladies). Your accessories and makeup will add to the femininity of the outfit and create a balance.
Change this look up instantly by adding a hat or bulky earrings.
2 | Off the Shoulder Top
Statement sleeves have been trending on international runways lately, so why not get with the trends and get you some? An off-the-shoulder top with high waisted shorts and pop-of-colour shoes make for the perfect minimalist chic summer look.
3 | Flowy Button-Up
Flowy white shirts make you feel more sensual as soon as you put one on. It’s breezy and feminine and goes with just about anything. Here we paired it with a satin skirt, but changed things up by mismatching the shoes and earrings. There are no rules in fashion (except recycling), so if you like both, take both and wear both.
Date night tomorrow night? Put on a lace bra, unbutton your button-up and tuck the ends into your skirt by crossing one side over the other. Finish off this effortlessly chic look with a chocolate nude lip and a striking clutch purse.
4 | Peasant Shirt
Who says peasant shirts cannot look modern? Throw on a denim dungaree dress, some platform sneakers and your favourite sunnies and you’re good to go (whether to the local farmer’s market this Saturday or lunch with the girls).
5 | Smart-Casual Short Sleeves
This casual-chic look is perfect for weekend strolls in the Anton Smit Sculpture Park while you admire the breathtaking and thought-provoking sculptures. Wide-legged linen pants and a short-sleeved white shirt make for the ultimate leisure outfit. Pair it with minimalist mules and bring colour into your ensemble with a crossbody bag.
6 | Laid Back Linen
Every woman needs a linen outfit – you haven’t felt luxurious comfort until you’ve all-linen. Modernize the look by going for a dramatic blue eyeliner for your makeup look. There are so many possibilities with this look, every accessory you add gives it its own unique vibe.
7 | Boyish Chic
Distressed jeans and a newsboy cap changes the classic white button-up shirt entirely, and it’s the perfect look for the day before hair-wash-day. Throw on a check blazer and your hair in a low bun to round off the look.
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Which look will you go for first? I hope you feel inspired to try something new with your white shirts instead of opting for the traditional jeans and white shirt option (which, by the way, will always remain a classic) tomorrow.
Let me know which your favourite was in the comments below!
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