Style Staples, #2

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.

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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:

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Thomas Pink is also a shirt superstar:

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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):

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A short sleeve version from Boden that I just love:

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Slightly more casual looks from Banana Republic and C. Wonder, respectively:cn7337403 9700_3402_1

I really wish I could have them all.

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