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How To Style A White Shirt- Styling Tips And Tricks To Become A Fashion Pro

By Vaishali Valecha

Updated - May 9, 20246 min read

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When in doubt, whip your white shirt out! A white shirt is a wardrobe staple and you can style it multiple ways. We are here to give you styling tips and tricks on how to style a white shirt. Play with the fabric, texture and prints with your shirt or go ahead and pair it up with denim jeans for a casual look, flowy skirts for a brunch or as a blouse with your favourite saree. The elegance and poise of a white never seem to fail.


For A Casual Day

If you're out and about to run some errands on a weekend, look no further. A classic white sheer shirt and a pair of blue denim jeans is a combo that never fails to impress. A sheer white shirt, roll up the sleeves for a relaxed and laid back look. White sneakers for all-day comfort with a classic watch and a pair of ray bans to accessorize.


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We all need an easy breezy summer outfit to beat the raging heat. A knotted up white shirt is going to serve you just that. Pair it up with pale yellow cotton culottes. This look is giving a comfy and chic vibe. Add a beach bag to carry your essentials and a pair of strappy jute sandals for an evening beach stroll. 


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For Work

All you boss ladies ruling the corporate world, a white shirt is a must-have in your closet. All you have to do pair it up with your favourite black suit and you'll shine like a million bucks. Roll the sleeves of your blazer for a relaxed and casual vibe.  Stilettos to strut in confidence and a statement bracelet to accessorize. 


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Become the fashion expert at your office with this elegant and chic look. A sleeveless white blouse with a bow tie neckline styled with a breathable and flowing pleated skirt. Tuck in your blouse for a neat and polished look. Add a pair of big and bold black sunglasses, dainty earrings and a stack of bracelets and a watch to accessorize. A handbag for your important official documents and a pair of nude heels will compliment the look really well.


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For A Date 

Dress to impress! Make a statement with a pleated blouse white blouse. Paper bag waist style nude pink pants will add a subtle hint of colour to your outfit. Don't forget to tuck your blouse in for a cinched waist. A bold silver neckpiece, stacked bracelets and a watch to accessorize. Match it up with nude pink sneakers and a handbag.


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Planning for a candlelight dinner? We've got a perfect outfit for you. Go for a sheer white shirt with lavender floral imprints. Pair it up with the trending and summer favourite pastels, A pastel purple pencil skirt will define your lovely curves and make you look like a diva. Top it off with matching lavender stilettoes, dainty earrings and nude and minimal makeup for a fresh look. 


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For A Brunch

Who doesn' t love a get together with the girls over a brunch? WE ALL DO! Keep it comfy yet stylish at the same time. Use your boyfriend's white shirt as a shirt dress. You can also buy one from the men's section. A sleek belt to add structure to the waist. Co-ordinate with gold accents for jewellery and handbag. Add a pop of red to your lips to make a statement. 


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One of our favourite fashion bloggers, Komal shows you how to look summer ready for your next brunch look. A button down powder blue skirt with asymmetrical white lines, white chunky buttons and a paper bag waist is a perfect edition to your collection. Style it with wide and flowing bell sleeve white blouse. To finish the look add a pair of retro cat-eye sunglasses, a small sling and white boots.


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For A Party

Are you confused about what to wear at your next party? Fret not, just pull out your favourite white shirt and pair it up with a bedazzled mini skirt with floral shell embroidery gives you beach vibes with a side of glam. Add a pair of heels, a classic black clutch and big framed sunglasses and you'll be set for the evening. 


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Take some fashion inspiration from Selena and go ahead with this comfy meets edgy combination for a clubbing night. An oversized white shirt paired up with a pair of black leather pants. Fresh and nude makeup to compliment the outfit. Style it with black ankle length boots and a big handbag to carry your essentials. 


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For An Ethnic Ceremony

Are you tired of wearing your favourite lehenga at every other ceremony? Give it a twist! Pair up your white shirt with your lehenga to for a sangeet or mehendi ceremony. It makes for a perfect bridesmaid outfit. Knot it up for a cropped effect just like Aditi. A pair of statement earrings or neckpiece for jewellery and fresh dewy makeup will make you a head turner at the weddings. 


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Saree is evergreen and what's even better is a silk banarsi. Give it a twist by switching your petticoat for your favourite pair of blue denims. Pair it up with a white shirt tucked inside your jeans instead of a blouse. Traditional jewellery for the win. This sure is a bold look but if you plan to stand out then this is surely for you. 


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Now that you know how to slay that white shirt grab yours from your closet or head to the mall nearby to shop and style it in different ways. Let us know in the comments below which style do you plan on trying from the ones we've listed for you. Until then, PEACE!!!

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Question: Which fabrics are best for summers?

Answer: Cotton, Linen and georgette. 

Question: Which accessories compliment a white shirt?

Answer: Dainty gold jewellery, a classic watch, stacked bracelets and rings and a pair of silver hoops.