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A white shirt is one of those basic wardrobe essentials that will rescue your look whatever the occasion. But with bold AF trends like neon and animal print doing the rounds, how many times have you actually worn your old favorite over the last year? Is it just hanging in your wardrobe, sad and lonely? Well, we're here to give it a new lease of life and remind you how great a classic it actually is...

A flat lay of a white shirt and bikini | ASOS Style Feed

The vacay way

When going from the beach to the bar to the pool on your next sun-drenched getaway, why not choose a white shirt as your cover-up of choice? It's a chic AF option, especially if you'd rather not go down the whole boho kaftan route. Opt for a colourful swimsuit, a so-2019 basket bag and your classic Havaianas, throwing the shirt on top. The result? A sophisticated beach 'fit the Parisians would be proud of. Oh là là!
A flat lay of a white shirt and jeans


Daytime shine

When your new jeans meet your old white shirt, a true love story will begin. This look is the definition of effortless ease — it's perfect for days in the city and even your 9-5 if your office has a laid-back dress code. Block-heeled, cut-out mules make for an interesting addition to an otherwise simple look, while a gold chain adds that extra bit of bling.
A flat lay of red skirt and white shirt | ASOS Style Feed

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An evening thing

And finally, here's an on-point look for your next night out. A white shirt is a great add-on to a disco-ready 'fit if you're doing something more formal before the wildness of your standard night-out begins. With some utility culottes and a sequin top as your base, a white shirt will add some polish, while sky-high heels bring a glam edge. If Carrie Bradshaw was to do the white shirt now, would this be her go-to look? We couldn't help but wonder...