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Edited by on May 17 2011 at 11:30 AM

A plain, white button down shirt is sooooo boring, right? Actually, it can be the most exciting piece in your closet. FashionIndie took this Reiss Concealed Placket Shirt and gave it three different makeovers for three very different situations. Whether in the office, at the beach or Sunday brunching, one white shirt will take you hundreds of places. Check out the looks below and tell us how you make a white shirt look fabulous in any situation.

 

One White Shirt, Three Different Outfits

To the office – There is nothing like a crisp, white shirt to show the world you’re in control. Pair it with a pencil skirt, power blazer and sexy heels to maximize its workplace potential.

Balmain Single Breasted Blazer $2,316, farfetch.com
Matthew Williamson Blu Pencil Leather Skirt $795, stylebop.com
Pierre Hardy Ankle Boots $1,190, thecorner.com

 

One White Shirt, Three Different Outfits

At the beach - Cute and comfortable, a breezy white shirt worn open over your bathing suit is a super chic beach look. A colorful bikini, embellished sandals and protective sun hat are perfect for a light lunch outside by the water.

Nine West Straw Floppy Hat $36, ninewest.com
Mara Hoffman Embroidered Bikini $334, matchesfashion.com
Steve Madden Guesst Leather Sandal $90, heels.com

 

 

One White Shirt, Three Different Outfits

Weekend brunch – What’s more adorable than putting a vintage spin on your favorite weekend dress with a loose white shirt? Take the shirttails and knot them around your waist for a carefree look. A bright pair of heels and cool sunglasses will top it off.

Topshop Black Rounded Flat Top Sunglasses $36, topshop.com
Valentino Lace Trimmed Dress $5,468, farfetch.com
Zara Satin Platform Sandal $99.90, zara.com
What are your favorite ways to wear a simple white shirt? How do you make it yours?

Story by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.