The white shirt embodies the quintessential Parisian style flair and is a staple for every season of the chic woman’s wardrobe.
Whether borrowed from the boys, feminine with ruffles and draping, or structured with pleats and folds, the white shirt will never go out of style. Worn daringly unbuttoned with sexy colorful lingerie underneath or buttoned up to the collar with a pin or scarf at the neck – whatever you feel your style is for the occasion will allow you to personalize your choice of the classic white shirt to suit.
Size, shape or personality aside, a crisp white shirt will give off the je ne sais quoi style of a French woman who can either be out for a leisurely stroll (brunch babe?) or purposefully on her way to a business meeting (can I get a #boss-lady here?) looking impeccably put together. Left tucked into trousers with a statement belt, worn casually out over leather jeans or tied at the waist on top of a pleated skirt, the white shirt is in-arguably the most versatile piece in any wardrobe.
When selecting a white shirt, remember that fit is important. Too tight is absolutely a “fashion don’t”, but when chosen with purpose, a shirt that is just a tiny bit too large can be worn with a casual air that is finished but still exudes a carelessness in attitude that all French women possess. Theory, Anne Fontaine or The Row are three levels of retail that will all consistently carry a white shirt in their seasonal collections. All that is left to do is choose one, style it to make it your own, and continue on to your next event with Parisian Flair!
We are calling our “Tour Local Like a Parisian” tours by classic items in every French woman’s closet. Join us on the White Shirt Tour to see how to live like a Parisian, just for an afternoon!