This Wardrobe Basic Has Become Summer 2017's Hero Item

Our editors think classic white shirts are an underrated staple, because not only can you wear them for every event pencilled in your diary this summer, but nothing looks quite as elegant. The white shirt was Audrey Hepburn's one key summer piece, and decades later, a crisp white shirt is still our hero heat wave buy.

Forget kaftans or sarongs, oversize white shirts are a chic beach cover-up that instantly makes your poolside outfit look expensive. Pair it with a pleated skirt or pair of tailored trousers and the same shirt can work for everything from a weekend barbecue to your Monday morning meeting.

Get scrolling to find out how our favourite bloggers are wearing their white shirts and shop their outfits.

Style Notes: For the beach, nothing looks as chic as an oversized white shirt layered over a bikini or swimsuit. Lindsey of Ropes of Holland shows that a breezy white linen shirt, left half-buttoned, is the perfect style for beach. 

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Style Notes: Tamu McPherson's crisp white short-sleeved skirt is the dream partner to her colourful pleated midi skirt—a look we want to re-create on every European city break.

Style Notes: An oversize white shirt is a hero workwear item, and we love how Lizzie Hadfield rolled up the sleeves and tucked it into trousers with a sporty stripe down the leg to make it look less corporate.

Style Notes: If you're looking for a statement shirt, ASOS Lesley shows that the coolest twist on the classic white shirt this summer is one with an open back, which looks amazing with a pair of high-waisted blue jeans.