beauty

All the cool people at Fashion Week were wearing these. And you've already got one.

By NICKY CHAMP

The older I get, the less inclined I am to buy into new fashion trends (Birkenstocks notwithstanding, ok?) so I’m always happy to see a trend resurgence that I already have hanging in my wardrobe. Fashion Month – New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week combined – has just wrapped up, and I’m happy to announce that one of the biggest trends this Spring / Summer is one I’m almost certain you own too. And even if you don’t, you can pick them up very cheaply from almost any chain store. Although, newish mothers might not be able to partake in this one.

Seen at BCBG Max Azia, Vionnet, Creatures of Comfort and Josie Natori to name a few designers, the ubiquitous white shirt is back. I spoke to Westfield Bondi Junction stylist Pip Cooks about how to make the trend work for you, here’s her tips and picks.

“The wardrobe staple becomes a season must-have with designers bringing back the white shirt this season adding their twist to the classic style. Runway interpretations have included fitted, sleeveless options at Vionnet and Christian Dior; pretty peasant styles and lace detailing at Chloe and Givenchy; cropped shirting and contrasting panels at Dsquared,” Cooks says.


1. Veronika Maine cotton drop shoulder shirt, $129.00

Don’t be afraid to try a cropped style shirt, this style sits on the hips and with sleeves makes it wearable for all ages.
BY DAY – achieve an easy lunch with friends” look by adding a printed skirt and simple slides.
BY NIGHT – a pleated metallic skirt, nude heels and statement earrings or necklace worn white shirt will really add the wow factor.

2. Country Road stripe bib shirt, $99.95
The contrasting bib fabric adds interest to this sleeveless cotton style. Perfect for those who like a classic tailored look.
BY DAY – wear with wide legged pants and white plimsole trainers for a classic Lauren Hutton style look.
BY NIGHT – team back with tuxedo pants, jacket and sky high heels and you’ll look effortlessly elegant for the evening.

ADVERTISEMENT

3. ASOS CURVE Girlfriend Shirt, $53.

This crisp white shirt is a classic. This one sits just below hip height, making it a great length if you want to wear it loose.

BY DAY –  team with a brightly coloured skirt and pointed flats.

BY NIGHT – wear with black tailored pants and a black or brightly coloured heel for a pop of colour.

4. David Lawrence Santa Cruz shirt, $180
The beautiful exclusive Viola print adds a feminine touch to this white crepe de chine shirt. Great for workwear to weekend (and everything in between).

BY DAY – team with tailored black shorts, black sandals and a white leather tote for a chic take on the monochrome trend.
BY NIGHT – a floor length fitted black skirt, strappy heels, pearls and a simple black evening clutch are all you need to transform this shirt for your work dinner.


5. Lover Libra shirt in ivory, $350
This loose fitted shirt has a pretty feel with its sheer cotton lace front detailing. Can work well with man style pieces also to add just the right amount of femininity and balance out the look.

BY DAY – wear with a blue denim shorts, converse and a cross body leather handbag for an easy weekend look.
BY NIGHT – this statement top doesn’t need to be paired with anything fussy. Let it be the standout piece and simply add a pair of tailored ivory pants (in a eveningwear fabric), nude heels and clutch, with fine or minimal jewellery for a beautiful dinner date look.

Do you already own a white shirt? Is it one you can pull out again this year?

00:00 / ???