A white shirt is one of those must-haves required in every women’s wardrobe – up there with a good pair of jeans and great black heels. And while the button down style will always remain a classic, this season there are some inspired updates to this closet staple. These new takes infuse the versatility of a white shirt with some of this season’s biggest trends – enabling you to still achieve the crisp sophisticated look you already love, but with a fresh new feel.
Keep scrolling to see the 3 new styles you need to know about this season, with plenty of street fashion looks to inspire your styling. PLUS, see our edit of the best picks to shop now.
the EXAGGERATED SLEEVE
Style Notes: The trend has taken a few forms – from flared or bell-sleeves that add additional volume and update the silhouette, to extra-long sleeves with exaggerated hems. The only rule here is that when it comes to sleeves, bigger is definitely better this season!
the RUFFLE EMBELLISHMENT
Style Notes: Ruffles are one of the biggest trends this season – seen on everything from dresses to skirts – so it’s no surprise that they’ve found their way onto shirts too. This is a great option if you want an update for a work-appropriate look.
the BACK-TIE DETAIL
Style Notes: As firm fans of exposing some skin on one’s back instead of the more traditional décolletage area, we are loving this new trend! From extra straps that tie in the back, to just reversing an over-sized shirt, this trend literally turns the look of the shirt around. However, it needs to be noted that some inventive bra support will be required to pull this off (a strapless adhesive bra would be the best option here). A more subtle take on the trend would be a version with wraparound tie details.