4 Ways to Wear a White Shirt This Spring, According to a Fashion Designer

In the fashion hall of fame, the white shirt holds a unique position of being an icon of ageless style and a versatile wardrobe wonder that can cater to every mood or occasion. You can dress it up with jewellery, keep it casual with denim, offer a smart spin with tailored trousers or go whimsical with a full-length skirt.

What's more, it looks undeniably stylish at every age—whether you're 18 or 80. This was an important draw for Zeynep Tansug, the designer behind brand-of-the-moment Pieces of White, which, over the last three years, has been winning the hearts of the fashion crowd with its clever redefining of the white shirt's DNA via sculptural silhouettes and standout details.

This fresh approach to basics seems even more relevant in the current climate, as many of us are in the process of reconciling our new WFH status with a desire to still feel good—both mentally and physically—and be ready for the workday.

So to get an insight into how the professionals are navigating this new sartorial maze, we went to the source and asked Zeynep to show us the four ways she's styling her white shirts at home this spring.

Delivering plenty of the brand's signature paired-back aesthetic, the designer has looked to loungewear staples (think leggings and white tees) alongside spring-ready shoes and elevating accessories. Scroll down to get all the white shirt inspo you could ever need.

1. White Shirt + Leggings + Ballet Pumps
How to wear a white shirt 2020

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Zeynep Tansug for Who What Wear

Style Notes: Leggings have been given a polished update this year and look the part when styled with a white tee, shacket and ballet flats.

2. White Shirt + High-Waisted Jeans + Gold Chain
How to wear a white shirt 2020

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Zeynep Tansug for Who What Wear

Style Notes: For on-point WFH smart casual, try tucking in a oversize shirt into a pair of high-waisted jeans and add layered gold jewellery.

3. Organza Shirt + Skinny Jeans + Knee-High Boots
How to wear a white shirt 2020

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Zeynep Tansug for Who What Wear

Style Notes: Dress-up Fridays just got so much easier thanks to this dreamy organza shirt, which Zeynep throws over skinny jeans and knee-high boots.  

4. Short-Sleeved Shirt + Leather Trousers
How to wear a white shirt 2020

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Zeynep Tansug for Who What Wear

Style Notes: A short-sleeved boxy shirt gives a pair of khaki leather trousers a utilitarian spin. Stick to paired-back accessories: Think unisex timepieces and classic sneakers. 

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