Spring 2016’s Best White Shirts–And How to Wear Them

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Photographer: Emma Tempest Stylist: Ethel Park

In case you didn’t already know, the white shirt is a wardrobe essential. But to call it “basic” is to underestimate the myriad ways it can be reimagined. The spring 2016 collections offered an array of interesting options—among them, sleeve-wrapped strapless dresses at Monse and deconstructed minis at Jacquemus. Of course, you can also go a simpler route and sport it like a T-shirt—as the models do on these pages—layering it under a tank dress, or throwing one on with a pair of blue jeans. Somehow, the end result always looks perfectly polished.

Photographer: Emma Tempest Stylist: Ethel Park

Guess shirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt; Tibi skirt (underneath); Stuart Weitzman shoes. DKNY tunic; Massimo Dutti culottes; Kate Spade New York shoes.


Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, 1970. Courtesy of Getty Images.


A still from Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, 1982. Courtesy of Gaumont.

Photographer: Emma Tempest Stylist: Ethel Park

From left: H&M top; Joie jeans. Joseph shirt; H&M jeans.


Current/Elliott shirt; Diesel Black Gold pants; Fratelli Rossetti sneakers.

Photographer: Emma Tempest Stylist: Ethel Park

From left: AG shirt; Karigam pants; Camper shoes. Massimo Dutti shirt; Blumarine top (underneath); Gap skirt; Jimmy Choo boots.


From left: shirt; Dsquared2 pants. G-Star shirt; Diesel Black Gold skirt.

Hair by Tamas Tuzes for Bumble and bumble; makeup by Yumi Lee for Dior. Models: Jamilla Hoogenboom at Women Management; Julia Jamin at the Society Management.

Digital Technician: Alex Verron; Photography Assistants: Matthew Wash, Chris Parente; Fashion Assistant: Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen.