3 Ways to rework the classic shirt


Witchery style collective contributor Thithi Nteta experiments with three new-season ways to style a wardrobe staple.

Whether it’s a classic crisp white shirt, striped menswear inspired silhouette or a chambray number, this must –have style staple is amazing because it can be worn with everything and anything.

During summer time

A chambray shirt is an essential addition to any wardrobe. It’s the perfect blue to wear in summer and winter, during the day and even at night. This understated button up is also perfect as lightweight outerwear. So when spring brings a night time chill you can be stylishly prepared by simply wearing your shirt as a jacket.

22SepTrueLove_122SepTrueLove_2WHERE TO WEAR IT: Pair this shirt with a dress and summer time wedge for a casual roof top party look.

The layered look

When one thinks of layering, winter immediately comes to mind. However, with the weather getting warmer, sometimes adding a layer is more about aesthetics and adding character to look than being snug and warm. Styled here underneath a white sleeveless asymmetrical top with a pair of slouchy fit cuffed pants, the classic chambray shirt becomes the base for a relaxed on the go look.


THE DETAILS: Worn with pointed basic flats with crossover ankle straps, a black sling bag and sunglasses.

Smart casual

In the smart casual look, the chambray button-up shirt is the hero. Styled here with a black asymmetrical skirt, layered neck accessories, a pair of strappy block heels and a red lip, the look has a casual-glamour feel about it. It’s the kind of look that is effortlessly stylish because of how the everyday feel of the chambray shirt contrasts the draped and formal sense of the skirt.

22SepTrueLove_522SepTrueLove_6STYLE TIP: Anytime you want to style up a semi-casual piece (like this chambray shirt) I recommend pairing it with something black and tailored to add some elegance to your outfit.

To shop Thithi’s look, visit Woolworths.

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