The Look: The Perfect White Shirt

 
Trends may come and go with the seasons, but a simple, tailored, white shirt is forever. Perfect for layering, throwing on with your fave denim or even popping on over that cheeky bikini, the styling options that come hand-in-hand with this staple piece are endless.

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were discussing a very important common problem: the perfect white shirt is just too darn hard to find. 'This shirt is too see-through'. 'This shirt is too baggy.' Well, thanks to the lovely folks at Sumissara, I got the chance to design a shirt that's 'juuuust right'.


 
 

Look One
Jeans: Cotton On (Similar)
Hat: Sportsgirl (Similar)
Necklace: Lovisa (Similar)

Look Two
Bikini Top: Style Moi (Here)
Necklace: Lovisa (Similar)

Look Three
Bralet: Local boutique (Similar)
Skirt: The Fifth Label (Similar)
Clutch: Sass & Bide
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (Here)
Earrings: Lovisa
Boots: Famous Footwear (Similar)

So recently, I played fashion designer.

With the help of the tailoring gurus at Sumissara, I had the chance to design my own blouse; pretty awesome right? Choosing from an array of options from classic to quirky, I chose everything on this baby from the cut, the buttons, the collar (yay for peter pan collars) and the sleeve length. Although the website offered a literal rainbow of fabrics, I opted for a classic, white cotton. If I'm gonna get something tailor made, I might as well make it a classic!

After providing my measurements, the blouse fairies set to work creating this classic beauty. I just love how fitted it is to my figure! And, as shown in my other-half's ever improving photographs (love you), it really is the most versatile piece when it comes to styling. 

For a classic look that consisted of 100% wardrobe staples, I combined the blouse with ripped boyfriend jeans, a floppy felt hat and pointed black heels. As much as I see myself as an awkward, little nerd, I actually felt surprisingly chic in this getup. 

White + tan= ** a hallelujah chorus** and that's when it came to mind just how awesome a classic white shirt would look as a bikini coverup. The simplistic nature of the garment leaves room for some oversized boho accessories too!

You may remember that recently I featured a style post on bralets (here). Well, it's safe to say that as soon as I received this white shirt, I just knew how perfect it would look layered under my fave bralet. This is also the sensible way to wear a bralet after too much pigging out, which is, of course, a hobby of mine!

Thanks Sumissara garment fairies, this blouse is now in my 'drobe and it's staying there for good!

Rachel
xoxo

P.s. How do you guys like to style the classic, white blouse?





74 comments:

  1. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who's struggling with this. I can't seem to find the perfect simple white blouse. It's like you've said, they are all see-through or too baggy. So annoying, but I'm not giving up. It's awesome that you got to design your own blouse!!

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  2. Erg leuke outfits. De ketting die je dracht is erg mooi.

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  3. Perfect look. Kiss
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  4. Wow, all looks are gorgeous, it's great that you got to design your own blouse dear <3 Kisses <3


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  5. I think that nothing can beat denim & white shirt!
    You look amazing!

    Tanya
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  6. I love how you styled this white shirt...beautiful!

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  7. Classic basic, love the white top, sumissara sounds like a great shop <3

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  8. Loved the looks you created with it!
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  9. Beautiful photos ! Love the bikini tops

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  10. Hi Rachel, this is beyond beautiful! You look like a model here!
    Sending you much love & have a beautiful weekend!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  11. I love that this has been tailored to your measurements, that's a great way of ensuring a shirt will look fantastic! I love your styling suggestions - oh yes, a tan is the icing on top of the cake when it comes to white shirts, for sure! :)

    ps. lovely location/setting in this post!

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  12. I've been on a hunt for a perfect white blouse forever. I love how you style yours in different ways.

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  13. I love the photos and your style! You're stunning

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart

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  14. Honestly I love the classic white blouse, you could mix and match and it's just so classy, you look fab!!
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  15. This look is beyond perfect! I love it!

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  16. Beautiful looks & photos! <3

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  18. You look simply amazing! You remind me a lot of Uma Thurman. Simply stunning.

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  19. The white shirt is a must-Have! I love the light of these pics, great job!
    xo Paola
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  20. designin your own shirt is fabulous, I think fashion is going to evolve in this direction
    great classic piece of wardrobe
    kisses
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  21. I love the bralet combo. So cute rachel!

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  22. designin your own shirt is fabulous, I think fashion is going to evolve in this direction
    great classic piece of wardrobe
    kisses
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  23. Love all the looks!! That palm print bralette looks so pretty!! Xoxo

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  24. look 2 and 3 are amazing..love that necklace so much xoxo

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  25. All wonderful looks no doubt. Best wishes!

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  26. Elegant shirt!
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  27. Such a lovely blouse! It's so cool that you designed it and they made it tailored to you :) xx

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  28. I have a weakness for white blouses, it really goes with everything and you just proved it with all those amazing outfits you put together. Love the third look, so fresh and unique.

    ~ xo Sheree
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  29. Nice necklace!

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    Federica

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  30. Great post about white shorts! So cool you designed your own. Cool styling with the bikini! I would style mine with jeans, boots and a scarf

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  31. That's awesome! :)
    And there really is no substitute for a good white shirt, it's a life saver.

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  32. Great look , love the white shirt.
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  33. What a lovely shirt! I was just thinking that I need to get a white button-down... :)

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  34. LOVE how you pair the bralet with the shirt dress<3 thanks for sharing. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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  35. So with you on the shirt loving, I don't think you can beat a classic white shirt for looking chic and put together... you look stunning lady :)

    Elle
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  36. I love white shirts because I can style them in many different ways!

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  37. Ahhhh I'm not a fan of the bralette over the white shirt... I love the other look though (and your other looks in general) but this one I'm not into

    Xxx
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  38. Girl you make the white shirt Fun again <3 love look three how you've teamed it up with the bralet on top! Genius and you look stunning in all 3 :D

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  39. haha so true! it's definitely either too sheer or baggy! it's fantastic that you got to design your own white shirt, looks great on you! :)

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  40. Classic and chic. You look awesome! <3

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  41. Love the blouse! The first look is my favorite, so chic and elegant!
    xx

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  42. Great set of outfits! And do love the look of the jeans and heels! :)

    Looking lovely! :)

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  43. I love this idea of designing your own shirt, such a brilliant idea and it looks great on you

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  44. Nothing can beat a perfect white shirt but it's also hard to find. Great looks, and awesome pics.
    xox
    Lenya
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  45. That is a lovely white shirt! Glad you've found the perfect one for you! It looks great in all the ways you've styled it, but worn with the jeans is my favourite look :)

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  46. Gosh, you are so right about finding the perfect white tee! I am traveling in asia right now and seriously missing a white tee in my wardrobe and literally cannot find one anywhere! I need one like your in my life!

    Chelsea
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  47. White tees are so hard to come by-- well a good one that is. I love the one you have.
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  48. Love all 3 looks. You are definitely right about the perfect white shirt; it is not easy to find. Still searching for mine. Will look into Sumissara.
    Kim
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  49. You look great! Love the white shirt, still looking for mine... I have found it in black though.. it's a start ;)

    Xo, Tara

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  50. Love it! <3 <3

    Bethany
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  51. Cute bikini top! I love it <3
    Have a great day!

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  52. Love how you styled your white shirt!

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  53. you look gorgeous

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  54. Love your white shirt and the way you styled it!
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  55. very cool looks!
    Love the tropical printed crop top! :D
    xxx
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  56. Love the shirt! Would love you to pop over and join the fashion link-up I host each week if you get a chance :)

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  57. LOVE those shoes!! And I'm also a sucka for floppy hats. I just adore them!

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  58. a perfect white shirt is so versatile....and you have showed it in your pictures...

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  59. cant go wrong with the perfect white shirt!
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  60. GORGEOUS PHOTOS!
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  61. This look works in so many ways, taking the perfect white shirt to a new level, excellent post

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  62. I couldn't agree with you more - I see so many white blouses around, but trying to find the perfect one can be frustrating at times. I tend to style my with colourful accessories! The ripped jeans have totally been on repeat these last couple weeks. Can't get enough of them!

    Always love your looks xoxo

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  63. Nice outfits! Love your top!
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