It may be cliché, but the absolute most versatile piece of clothing a woman can own is a white T-shirt. If you buy the proper fitted shirt and take good care of it (stay clear of mustard, red wine, shedding pets, and any activity that might result in perspiration), you can dress that shirt up and down to fit all occasions. Yes, even the office! Here are three basic examples for how to put together a professional outfit with this staple.
Outfit #1: The key piece here is the statement necklace. A big, bold necklace that might be hard to pair with a complicated blouse looks refreshing and chic against a simple white backdrop. Keep the rest of the outfit sleek and bright for a great summer look – perfect for a day when you’re sneaking out for a lunch date.
Outfit #2: A white blazer over a white base is definitely a power outfit – if black makes you look slim and petite, white makes you look bold and powerful! Pair with slim pants and classic, but bold, jewelry to complete this power look when you’ve got a big presentation.
Outfit #3: For a creative look, pair the white tee with a structured vest and coordinating pants. Add a few bright accessories for a slightly more casual, but still professional look. This would be a great outfit for making a statement – maybe pitching ideas to a new client?
Outfit #4: For an even more casual take on a basic tee, add some trouser jeans – normal blue jeans would be too casual for an office environment. To keep things classy, make sure your accessories are neutral and classic. Although I couldn’t resist throwing in this fun scarf!