Any list of Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials includes a crisp white shirt.
I don’t disagree that this is a style staple; I just don’t wear them often.
Why not? Well, frankly, I spill a lot. I refuse to iron. I have PTSD from wearing a thin white blouse as part of a school uniform in high school and freezing through four years of Wisconsin winters.
But when I see a pulled together, stylish person wearing a white shirt, I have to admit it looks pretty classy. It’s also a particularly sophisticated look for Women of A Certain Age, like Diane Keaton – who rocks a white shirt often and does it well.
If you’re looking to invest, Anne Fontaine is the way to go. The one with the asymmetrical collar is my favorite but comes with a steep price tag ($450!). Still, it is gorgeous and unique:
Thomas Pink is also a shirt superstar:
Eddie Bauer isn’t a brand I shop often, but I own this no-wrinkle white shirt and it is a champ (with a favorable price tag of around $50):
A short sleeve version from Boden that I just love:
I really wish I could have them all.