The White Dress Shirt From Wardrobe Staple to Style Icon

Once upon a time, the white dress shirt was relegated to the office and the inner recesses of your closet. It was thought of as part of  your standard dress code and nothing more. That line of thought no longer rings true. The white dress shirt has transcended from simply a staple of your work wardrobe into a piece that can help you achieve true fashion icon status.  In Investing In Your Future, we showcased how you can style your white dress shirt with your power suit in order to create a polished look that is office ready.


The outfit below showcases a terrific option for how to elevate your casual style from that’s nice to must with your white dress shirt.

This casual look was created with a striped Tommy Hilfiger sweater layered over a pinstriped dress shirt. The dress shirt itself has silver thread in the pinstripe that brings out a fashionable flair for what could otherwise be a dull outfit. The necklace is one that I was able to snag for a mere $4.75 by using my come back cash in conjunction with an awesome jewelry sale they were having. The silver in the necklace also helps showcase the pinstripe in the dress shirt and creates an interesting conversation piece to boot.

Another option for adding some flair to your wardrobe is to pair your white dress shirt with your favorite shorts for a fun sporty look as we did in Shorts They Are not Just For Summer Anymore.

However you choose to style it is totally up to you but the important thing to remember is to make the style your own by adding those personal touches that make you unique.


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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on November 27, 2012, in Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I love the idea of using my white shirts in different ways, thanks!

  2. White shirts are THE BEST! So versatile and never, ever go out of style. Thanks for showing us different options for pairing them up.

  3. Love, love that dress shirt with that suit.

  4. Very nice! I love that necklace. Thanks for stopping by.

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