Five tips to glam up your classic white shirt

The staple white shirt is a wardrobe classic. Clean, crisp and totally versatile, it is one of those reliable pieces that we can count on to go with everything, and always looks super chic.

As with any go-to basic, it’s always good to have a few tips up your sleeve for updating and up-styling the piece, and these tips will ensure that your classic look never has to look boring.




With statement jewellery having a serious moment this season, why not pop on a vintage brooch to really channel that classic vibe? Place the brooch in the spot between your collar tips, right over your top button, to switch things up.


Bow Tie


AW14 is all about retro revival, with sixties shift dresses with pussy-bow neckties popping up everywhere. Put a retro spin on your look by adding on a cute chiffon bow tie to a sophisticated shirt-and-pencil-skirt combo.


Statement Necklace


If this season’s trend forecast is anything to go by, we should all be dripping in jewels – great news for those who want to get extra mileage out of that favourite statement necklace. Our tip is to go for a really dramatic piece, and make it the focal point of your look by keeping the rest of your outfit really simple.


Collar Tips


For those who want to tone down the drama, a set of classic gold collar tips are a great addition to a white shirt. Adding the subtlest quirk to your outfit, they are the perfect accessory to liven up your work wardrobe.




Before you get the wrong idea, no, we’re not talking about the baby type! The high street has gone crazy for the oversized fabric collar bib that attached just behind the neck to sit neatly over the top of your shirt. Rock a cute tartan number over your shirt to instantly punk up your look.


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