I was presented with quite a challenge when TM Lewin asked me to style one of their classic white shirts. Because of my heavy bust, I'm not much of a shirt wearer, and I almost never wear white because I think it makes me look (much) wider. In fact, I've had the shirt in my wardrobe for more than a week without any idea how I was going to wear it. I'd tried it on with a pleated skirt (and looked like a pensioner) and with jeans (and looked like a chubby American mom).
Then yesterday morning inspiration struck. I ended up throwing this outfit together in less than 10 minutes, and being really rather happy with it:
I wanted an outfit that would look great for a dinner and cocktails after work, but also work for a busy day of reasonably formal meetings. So I put the shirt on underneath my black shift dress from River Island, which has a slightly sparkly sheen. I then added a statement necklace from Oasis and my Marc by Marc Jacobs watch. I finished the look off fairly simply with my black satchel and black ankle boots.
The dress and the necklace are technically pieces I would only wear in the evening, but the crisp white shirt and sensible ankle boots made them look smarter and more appropriate for something semi formal. Like I said, I loved this look!
Do you own a white shirt, and how do you wear it? Let me know, because this shirt fits like a dream, I'm just not sure how to wear it. I could really use the inspiration!
Love Tor xx