Updating the classic white shirt

It’s fair to say that my sartorial repertoire relies pretty heavily on shirting. If I was going to lock myself into the same uniform everyday I’m pretty sure there would be a slouchy shirt and some masculine loafers involved.

So if you’re into the classics but don’t want to feel stale then it’s time to embrace the newest crop of shirting silhouettes. The idea is to mimic the crisp feel of traditional shirting without becoming too stiff or predictable.

The shirt dress
I’ve ended up living in this slouchy shirt-dress (which also doubles as a skirt) from my incredibly talented friend Kacy’s new collection Ka-He; it’s all about that back tie-detailing. Give the shirt dress extra air time by layering with cropped trousers and slick flats if it’s too cold outside to bare your legs.

The off-the-shoulder shirt
Turns out you can show some skin and wear a button up all at once. Balance out the unexpected cut of the off-the-shoulder shirt with wide leg trousers and strappy sandals for a more feminine vibe.

Super-sized cuffs
If you’re going to embrace one shirting update – make it supersized cuffs. Perfect for making a statement on it’s own or worn peeking out the bottom of the sleeves of your jacket.

The back-to-front shirt
To the untrained eye it may look like you just put your shirt on backwards, but no, this look is intentional. Best worn with your favourite straight leg denim and a pair of killer loafers; it’s best to keep this one as uncomplicated as possible.

The oversized-shirt
Big is better. Opt for a shirt in a size or two bigger than usual (or steal your boyfriends if that’s an option) and pair with cropped or fitted trousers (well-worn Levi’s will also do the trick) and pointed pumps to balance out the slouchy silhouette on top.

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