How to wear a white shirt: an update on a classic

Crisp but with a twist, the white shirt is the most sophisticated wardrobe staple, no matter your style.

If you're struggling to put together an outfit, all you need to do is add a white shirt – seriously. Timeless and versatile at the same time, it adds a fresh update to any ensemble, whether your colour palette is monochromatic or more dramatic.

Tucked under a trench coat it makes a stylish trans-seasonal staple, whatever the weather. A longer style over straight-legged pants is a modern classic – add texture with an on-trend ruffled shirt for contrast in an otherwise sleek, pared-back look.

For the office, team a button-down with a pencil skirt and small statement earrings and you'll also be ready for after-work drinks. If you're more artistically inclined, a pussy-bow blouse is the most romantic rendition, especially teamed with passionate red accessories.