Day to Night time chic Palermo style!

I posted earlier today about how the simple, white, cotton shirt can be effortlessly transformed from a daytime office look to sexy chic night time style.

There is no better example to show this than the ever stylish, Olivia Palermo.  Just see how easily she changes a white dress with tan flats during the day to a fashion statement outfit that very same evening.  How did she do it?  Easy!  Changed the flat shoes to statement heels, changed the oversized straw “beach” bag to a clutch and added a necklace.  It’s honestly that simple!!!!

 

Looking for a fashion investment? Look no further than the humble white shirt!

Whether you spend £25 on a white shirt on sale in the High Street or pay just short of £100 on a custom made version, there is no doubt, no mistaking, that this will be one of the best wardrobe investments you will ever make.

I would even go as far as to say that the humble cotton, white shirt rivals the LBD in terms of comfort, reliability and never going out of fashion.

So let’s look at the classic white shirt.  Just how often can we wear it?  Where can we wear it?  What can we pair this simple item of clothing with?  The answer is EVERY DAY, EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING!

So let’s first of all look at: Just how often can we wear it?  The white shirt can easily transfer from day to night.  If you are wearing a white shirt underneath a suit for the office for example or with jeans for the school run simply throw the suit jacket, trousers or jeans to one side and pair with black, pencil trousers or dressy shorts.  Add pointed toe, dressy shoes and heavy costume jewelry and VOILA!

 

Where can we wear a white shirt?  My God, the ideas are endless!  Just think about how changing what you team the shirt with can transform the outfit for various occasions. Wear a white shirt to the office, to the local pub, to a restaurant for a date, to the theatre, on a shopping trip, travelling on a plane, even to a BLACK TIE event!

So …  What can I pair a white shirt with?  By now you ladies should be getting this.  Think jeans, leggings, shorts, a skirt (short and long), trousers (formal and casual), suit jacket, cut offs …. even a bikini!!  Think how much you spend on various cover ups for the beach before you jet off on holiday, all you really need is ONE item, a white shirt!  Change your footwear and accessories daily and you’ll have a different look for the pool each day.

As I said at the beginning, whether you are willing to heavily invest financially in this one crucial item or spend a small amount of your pay packet to ensure a white shirt remains in your wardrobe throughout the seasons, take the plunge, make the purchase, you will not regret it!

 

Olivia Palermo enters the ring ….

I have always been a fan of Olivia’s style and have to say she hasn’t disappointed in this outfit.  Unlike Nicole Ritchie, Olivia has decided to go with a bight, vivid, yellow dress to celebrate the warmer Spring weather.  There are things I love about this outfit but certainly a few things I’m not so keen on.

Olivia is always commended for her talent in pairing the right accessories with any outfit.  Generally, she goes with very polished and simple lines such as a top, jacket and pencil trousers for example but then makes the outfit stylish by adding a vintage necklace and amazing shoes.  Once again this is what Olivia has done.  However, there are a few things niggling at me.  I feel the addition of the jewelled necklace and belt is a tad too much.  I think she should have gone with one or the other.  I also have to point out that the fabric of this dress is badly wrinkled which is a pet hate of mine and tends to make the dress look cheap.  I also think the addition of the oversized clutch, again is just an accessory too far and is detracting from the overall look.

Let’s get back to the positives though!  Just look at these shoes!!!  Talk about screaming Spring/Summer!  They are absolutely stunning.   I believe they are Jimmy Choo and probably cost a small fortune but hey a girl can dream!  If you have the money to invest, these shoes could be worn to dress up a pair of shorts, cut off jeans, pencil trousers, a dress, jumpsuit …. the list is endless!