It’s the summer staple no woman should be without – a simple white shirt.
Stay cool, dress up, pare down, and if arm-conscious, cover up. A crisp blouse goes with anything. Clemmie Fieldsend shows you how.
- Lilac swimsuit, £14, George at Asda
- Woven bag, £25, Marks & Spencer
- Sandals, £35, Marks & Spencer
MEDICINE: Save on valuable packing space by leaving the kaftan in the wardrobe and use your shirt as a stylish cover up.
White is the best color to wear for reflecting sunlight, while long sleeves keep you cooler by shielding your skin from the sun.
- Strapless dress, £100, Coastfashion.com
- Earrings, £2.99 as part of pack, New Look
- Shoes, £29, Next
MEDICINE: White shirts have in the past been worn to the Oscars by A-listers including Sharon Stone and Zendaya.
So when it comes to a “big do”, slip one under a strapless frock if you feel conscious about your arms.
- Pink blazer, £28, and trousers, £18, George at Asda
- Earrings, £19.99, Pilgrim
- Shoes, £30, River Island
MEDICINE: Shirts are a go-to for any work wardrobe. But give the traditional dress an update with a colored suit.
Pink is the biggest color this season and will be sticking around for autumn – so get yours now.
- Orange skirt, £13, Primark; bag, £24, Next
- Earrings, £8, Claire’s
- Shoes, £42, River Island
MEDICINE: Ditch date-night black in favor of zesty oranges for al fresco dining.
This Primark skirt with elasticated waist means you won’t feel restricted, while its A-line silhouette creates a narrow waist.
Pair with raffia textures for an eye-catching outfit.
- Blue floral trousers, £19, F&F at Tesco
- Bag, £10, Primark; necklace, £10, Claire’s
- Shoes, £30, Boohoo.com
MEDICINE: Elevate your barbecue look with a crisp white shirt and party palazzo pants.
Wide legs are flattering on hips and thighs, plus a multi-coloured pair means you can pick a tone and incorporate more color to your look with bright accessories.
- Pink and white jumper, £25, Marks & Spencer
- Shorts, £19.99, and bag, £29.99, Reserved
- Earrings, £8, Claire’s
- Shoes, £42, Next
MEDICINE: If you are heading off for a staycation on the coast, not only can you wear your shirt as a cover-up, but also for a layered look with a bold knit and shorts.
This will help when the British weather inevitably takes a turn for the worse.
THE PLAIN WHITE SHIRT
White shirt, £25, Marks & Spencer (worn throughout)
Breathable and ethical cotton makes all the difference.
Not only will it last you a good few years, but during summer months 100 per cent natural fabrics will keep sweat at bay