1. Shirt, $299, from Stolen
Elyn Wongs aesthetic for Stolen hasnt wavered since its inception in 2007: Its pieces are minimalist on the front but the back is where it steals the show. Well-placed cuts reveal your back in varying degrees, giving off an elegant allure.
And this shirt is her signature style at its best with a slit at its back thats subtly sensual but can be easily covered up for work with a blazer.
2. Shirt, $159, from Topshop
On first glance, it might seem like your average white shirt but the devils in the details with this number: An oversized collar and pocket makes it look like youve borrowed it from your man (were calling it casual cool) and it has two slits on its bodice at the back thats subtly sexy.
3. Ultramarine Studio shirt, $65.40, form EOMM
We cant stress enough on the merits of an oxford shirt: Its as dressy as it can be casual cool and the more you wash it, the softer it gets. Local label Ultramarine Studios version has a tie-neck collar and extended cuffs thats more womanly and less matronly.
4. Shirt, $149, from In Good Company
Our homegrown hero has been dressing us in modern pieces (think COS meets Jil Sander) since its launch in 2013 but what do we love the best from In Good Company? Its structural pieces that arent stiff but instead, sit relaxed on the body thanks to the crisp but breathable cotton material.
We like the dipped hem on this one and that you can also fold up the sleeves.
5. Tibi shirt, $514, from NET-A-PORTER
On first glance, this white shirt number looks like a run-of-the-mill one albeit with a relaxed fit thats perfect with dark wash denim, but once you look at it from the back, a contrasting camel panel with a curved hem makes it worth its designer price.
If youre game enough, wear it back to front.
6. Shirt, $49.90, from Stradivarius
The trifecta of Americana style — prairie, biker and cowgirl have been in style for a while but when it comes to which is the most weather-appropriate that is easy to try out, the latter is our pick.
This pretty piece is an upgrade of the silk blouse you might already have in your closet.
7. Shirt, $74.95, from H&M
This is a high-street white shirt that looks like it could be priced high-fashion: It has all the design elements of a designer print – a wrap over front that makes it easy to put on and take off (DVF!), balloon sleeves (Cecilie Bahnsen!), and a crisp cotton weave that allows it to be both dressed up and down (as all white shirts should be).
8. Shirt, $99.90, from Zara
Imagine this: Its a sunny day at the beach where youre wearing this oversized linen shirt over your bikini and youre thanking yourself for booking this much needed holiday after saving money on this shirt that youre going to be wearing a lot.
Its a shirt meets dress and its decorative coin button is ban