From French fashion icons to modern-day muses, the dynamic duo of a white shirt and jeans has proved itself a fail-safe fashion formula over and over.
As we celebrate perfect pairings for you and your home in our Made For Each Other campaign, discover how to wear this simple but effective combination for maximum style points. Here are some of our favourite style inspirations from over the years…
Ensure you pull off this simple yet effective look with ease by following these three tips:
Be mindful of the silhouette
Whether you opt for straighter boyfriend jeans or a skinny silhouette, the key to pulling off this look is to dress for your shape. Those with a straighter, more boyish figure (think Alexa Chung) can get away with baggier denim and looser shirts on top, while those with a curvier physique will likely find that keeping silhouettes fitted (on the top, bottom or both) will be the most flattering option. Our versatile jersey shirt is perfect for this.
Keep things simple
For that much-imitated and quintessentially French look, inspired by the likes of singer-songwriter Francoise Hardy in the ’60s, and now continued with aplomb by today’s French-fashion cool girls blogger Jeanne Damas and actress Lou Doillon, keeping your look artfully dishevelled is key. Pair your jeans and shirt with minimal accessories, effortlessly tousled hair and lightly buffed (but not painted) nails for the ‘I woke up like this’ look they do so well.
Style the look up or down
The beauty of this combination lies in its versatility. Looking as good with a pair of high heels for evening as it does with trainers for day, simply add a slick of red lipstick or a cateye flick of liner, plus your favourite black stilettos, for pared-back glamour in an instant.