Much as we love color and we do, nothing feels as good as a white shirt. It must be clean, bright and crisp. White sends the message that we are secure enough in our own skin to know that white isn’t the absence of color and simple isn’t the least bit uncomplicated. A white shirt signifies what we are smart enough to know: white is pure and clean and starched represents what we stand for: straightforward and honest. If playing what article of clothing would we save in a natural disaster, we are guessing a white shirt makes a better smoke signal than a vintage sequined mini. Actually waving a white shirt in the air has saved many!
Without meaning to imbue our wardrobes with too much gravitas what we wear is the daily, most literal message we put out into the world. If clothes are the armor we don each day, in this crazy world of political, economic and environmental uncertainty we like the message of a “white shirt for peace”. Think about it – who do you trust—and are they wearing a white shirt? Hmmmm.
This pleated shirt from White Story is anything but simple. It is both demure and sexy and we just had to try spilling guacamole on this new stain shield everyday classic from Chico’s imagine, no ironing and no stressing about messing!
And actually, we had a hard time just picking 7 so here are a few more of our favs if you’re craving more of a fashion movement.
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