4 Ways to Wear a White Shirt This Spring, According to a Fashion Designer

Joy Montgomery

In the fashion hall of fame, the white shirt holds a unique position of being an icon of ageless style and a versatile wardrobe wonder that can cater to every mood or occasion. You can dress it up with jewellery, keep it casual with denim, offer a smart spin with tailored trousers or go whimsical with a full-length skirt.

What's more, it looks undeniably stylish at every age—whether you're 18 or 80. This was an important draw for Zeynep Tansug, the designer behind brand-of-the-moment Pieces of White, which, over the last three years, has been winning the hearts of the fashion crowd with its clever redefining of the white shirt's DNA via sculptural silhouettes and standout details.

This fresh approach to basics seems even more relevant in the current climate, as many of us are in the process of reconciling our new WFH status with a desire to still feel good—both mentally and physically—and be ready for the workday.

So to get an insight into how the professionals are navigating this new sartorial maze, we went to the source and asked Zeynep to show us the four ways she's styling her white shirts at home this spring.

Delivering plenty of the brand's signature paired-back aesthetic, the designer has looked to loungewear staples (think leggings and white tees) alongside spring-ready shoes and elevating accessories. Scroll down to get all the white shirt inspo you could ever need.

Style Notes: Leggings have been given a polished update this year and look the part when styled with a white tee, shacket and ballet flats.


Pieces of White Cameron Shirt (£423)

Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt (£15)

New Look Black Ribbed Split Front Leggings (£16)

COS Square Toe Leather Ballerina Shoes (£99)

Style Notes: For on-point WFH smart casual, try tucking in a oversize shirt into a pair of high-waisted jeans and add layered gold jewellery.


Pieces of White Ashley Shirt (£291)

Susan Caplan Vintage 1980s Vintage Monet Spiral Link Necklace (£30)

Topshop Considered Mid Blue Raw Hem Organic Cotton Straight Jeans (£32)

Birkenstock Arizona Birko Flor Sandals in Black (£42)

Iris & Ink Sophia 18-Karat Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings (£55)

Style Notes: Dress-up Fridays just got so much easier thanks to this dreamy organza shirt, which Zeynep throws over skinny jeans and knee-high boots.  


Pieces of White Whitney Shirt (£379)

Dorothy Perkins Black Harper Denim Jeans (£15)

Heist The Outer Body (£95)

Gabriela Hearst Rimbaud Patent and Smooth Leather Knee-High Boots (£1250)

Style Notes: A short-sleeved boxy shirt gives a pair of khaki leather trousers a utilitarian spin. Stick to paired-back accessories: Think unisex timepieces and classic sneakers. 


Pieces of White Beckie Shirt (£318)

Mango Dart High Waist Trousers (£30)

Thomas Sabo Watch Code TS Small Yellow Gold (£229)

Veja V-10 Low-Top Leather Trainers (£115)

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