Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Great White Shirt

The button down white shirt was a staple for the investment bankers on Bay St.
Waiters also needed them in their closet.
But trend followers? Fashionistas? They stayed away from such constricting garments.
A white button down shirt: so plain. So un-thought through.

Then Gap (partnering with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund) decided to showcase a few up and coming designers (Rodarte,Thaikoon, and Doo-Ri) and their idea of a white shirt.

In May 2007, Vogue displayed its up and coming models on the cover in…you guessed it, a white shirt. Well if that’s not a hint and a half for us to get on the white shirt train, then I don’t know what it.

They are now available in all shapes and sizes but I suggest a long (hits just above the knee) flowy one. Wear them with leggings or skinny jeans for a surprisingly smart look.

Tip:Please don’t match them with loose white linen pants or you risk looking like a drug lord on his oceanview balcony sipping rhum and holding a cigar.


For A Day Frolicking in the Park
Pair the shirt with shorts :


For Sunday Brunch at The Ritz

Pair the white shirt with the above mentioned leggings and a hot belt cinched at the waist:


One last tip: get a shirt thick enough that you don’t have to worry about wearing a tank underneath (or make sure you have a nude colored bra).

1 comment:

Laura said...

I love white shirts with jeans, pencil skirts, printed skirts. I wish I could afford one from Doo.Ri or Rodarte, their designs are amazing.