Hello, it’s me, your friendly neighborhood Susan just checking in. How are you feeling? What have you been doing? And (although far from the most important thing) what are you wearing? But the one thing that’s making me feel better when it comes to my style? White shirts.
I’ve found that dressing has taken on a whole new meaning, even though I don’t have anywhere to go. Sitting in my kitchen at my dining room table can feel like something, as long as I’m not in my pajamas. I’m not saying I’m in high-waisted trousers and a matching blazer. In fact, I’m relying on streamlined sweats and boyfriend jeans a lot of the time.
But there’s something about white shirts that are seriously soothing me right now. It’s completely comfortable but maintains the illusion of professionalism. It’s nice but it’s not fancy. They go just as well with leggings as they do jeans. It’s my favorite thing I own.
There are plenty of workhouse, classic white shirts to choose from. I love ones with one small, special detail because these days it’s all about the little things. This one from COS has a longer hem and sleek no-collar collar. This boyfriend button up from J.Crew in poplin gives you street-cred cool. This Anthropologie shirt has lace-like details on the arms for an extra dose of femme.
And the full-on fashion options? We have those, too. COS’s woven paneled top is high drama at a low price. Wear it now for yourself, and later out for drinks. Mango’s extra puffy sleeves are more renaissance chic than Seinfeld’s puffy shirt. Finally, J.Crew’s all-eyelet extravaganza is perfect for anyone longing for summer.
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