Easy summer style hacks When it comes to wardrobe staples, nothing is quite so essential as a white shirt. Easily dressed down for the weekend and even easier to dress up for work and evenings, it’s become our go-to top for almost all occasions.
Here are five quick and easy style hacks to breathe new life into your humble white shirt:
Buy a shirt a size or two too big or better yet, shop in the means section. All that excess rich cotton creates a dramatic silhouette that is, believe it or not, more flattering than a fitted shirt. Tuck into a neat high-waisted skirt or trousers, to keep the rest of your silhouette clean and structured.
2. Belt up
An easy style hack is to cinch in at the waist with a simple belt. This works with any shirt, be it boxy, wide-sleeved, or off the shoulder, as long as it’s not too fitted and any belt, be it leather, rope, or even a piece of thick ribbon. Keep the bottom half of your outfit streamlined letting the shirt kick out under the belt like a peplum.
3. Front Tie
The simplest trick by far: knot the front two ends of your shirt together, et voila. Tying the front of your shirt works best with high-waisted bottoms and a relaxed soft cotton shirt.
4. Hang out
To achieve that perfect insouciant look, leave your shirt loose over your outfit and just before you leave the house, roughly tuck one of the front corners in. An easy style hack to create elegant nonchalance.
5. White out
If you’re a dab hand with the stain remover, this one’s for you. Head-to-toe white is an easy way of staying cool in the sun (and looking oh-so-chic). Take a white shirt, add white bottoms, and ta-da. For Scandi style keep the rest of your accessories monochrome and any jewelry minimal.