1. Give it a masculine spin
Follow in the footsteps of Jeanette Aw, and give your white shirt a masculine spin by wearing it with a men’s necktie. The key to not looking too mannish is to throw in an unexpected twist. Here, Jeanette employs a frou-frou skirt to offset her shirt-and-tie combo, and it works perfectly.
2. Keep it casual with denim jeans
The ever-so-stylish Ah Jie shows you how you can wear a white shirt for the weekend without looking like you just came from the office. Her ruffled blouse adds a certain air of romance and ease, which is further underscored by baggy jeans – super comfortable to wear, no doubt – and layered jewellery adds a sense of edgy coolness to the look.
3. Add a pop of colour with your accessories...
If you’re going for a black-and-white combination, then try to shake things up with an unexpected pop of colour. Rebecca Lim proves that the perfect companion to her white-shirt-black-skirt look is a fuchsia pink bag from Roger Vivier, and we are digging it.
4. ...or put the colour into your skirt
Another smart way to add colour to your look? Do it through your skirt! White shirts are obviously a great choice to pair with brightly-hued pieces, because they are able to compliment and spotlight your coloured pieces. Don’t believe us? Ask Joanna Dong then.
5. Power it up in a suit
The easiest and most obvious choice when it comes to styling your white shirt is to wear it with a well-tailored blazer, much like how Oon Shu An is doing here. Her fresh take comes, however, in the use of white jeans to refresh and switch up the usual shirt-and-blazer combo, and it’s paid off well here. White jeans feel less casual than blue denims, but not too dressy that you feel out of place at a bar.
6. Under a dress...
Yoyo Cao approaches her white shirt with a girlish sense of charm, as she layers it under an A-line minidress. To mimic her look for work, opt for a dress that flares out less, and choose one with a slightly longer hemline.
7. ...or over a dress.
Need some extra coverage when you’re out and about in your weekend summer dresses? Copy Aimee Song’s genius styling trick and throw on a crisp white shirt over a brightly-coloured slip dress, then knot the shirt around the waist. It’s instantly cool and looks effortless, plus it’s a great way to dress up a basic off-duty dress.