The classic white shirt can be dressed up or down - just follow the stars for instant inspiration
Ok, so this might require a killer pair of legs, but take inspiration from Cameron’s look by choosing a tan belt to cinch in a longer-length shirt and add a chic, tailored blazer – the simplest way to smarten your look.
While pairing a white shirt with a fitted tuxedo might sound too masculine, actress Naomi Watts succeeds in softening the look with a cascading pussy bow blouse.
Proving that shorts can be worn at every age, Gwyneth Paltrow rocks a slinky silk white shirt and high-waisted shorts for a cocktail party. It’s the leg-lengthening heels that take this look from board room to bar instantly.
Another off-duty style to emulate comes from Kate Hudson’s military-inspired ensemble. Her rolled up sleeves, casually-slung gold necklace and khaki cropped trousers all add up to comfortable, but fashion-forward outfit.
Wow! Strike a pose C Z-J. Working this season’s must-have pencil skirt, the actress tucks her collar-up, plunging neckline white shirt into a figure-flattering skirt and uses a bold lattice belt to pull it all together.
We adore this laid-back look that demonstrates how simple weekend dressing can be. Charlize chooses a long-length pointelle white blouse to layer over her distressed denim turn-ups.
Obviously we’re not endorsing the cowgirl hat (!) but Kate Middleton’s pretty lace detail white blouse works perfectly with a simple pair of denim jeans.
Working an all-American style, the Desperate Housewives star goes all-out classic, adding slim-fit jeans, heels and aviator shades for a crisp, off-duty ensemble.
Here’s your lesson in how to nail travelling in style. Kylie teams her Grandad collar white shirt with a pair of belted khaki slacks, then softens the look with a grey marl cardi layered on top.
Effortlessly chic and a red carpet expert, Cate Blanchett goes white on white with a matching shirt and trouser combination. A slim-fit tuxedo jacket works wonders at breaking up the block colour – and the slick of punchy red lipstick keeps it modern.
One way to toughen up a classic white shirt? Follow Rosamund Pike’s lead and team it with a pair of heeled biker boots. Wrap-around shades just add to the actress’ nonchalent style.