6 ways to style a white shirt…by Jane Michael Ekanem

Not too long ago we listed the white shirt as one of the ladies Wardrobe essentials. This post is on how to maximise it beyond wearing it on work pants. What’s so special in a white shirt you may ask? To answer your question, please check out what Fashion Entrepreneur and Stylish, Jane Michael had to say about it. 

The versatility of a white shirt cannot be over emphasized for starters, but let’s get a universal truth in – style isn’t something that can be bought. Even as people get hung up on trends, it really is about how the look comes together. Every fashionable individual constantly thinks up ways to style staples and especially when dealing with a basic essential as a white shirt.

Why a White Shirt?
Nobody needs a reason for ever owning this fashion essential because it goes from being a nothing-to-wear day saviour and a safe piece (you can never go wrong with a white shirt) to being a desired gear especially if you find ‘the one’ shirt. The kind of white shirt you own would depend on your style and how long you plan to own it for. I think a solid white shirt, with a high-end fabric and interesting weave pattern would give an elegant look and if properly maintained you sure can wear it for months on end.

  1. White Shirt with ripped jeans and heels.


2. White Shirt with a Tuxedo, Shorts and Sneakers


What to Pair it With?

Trends come and go, but the versatility of the classic white button-down is lasting. There’s a plethora of ways to inject a cool factor into a classic white wardrobe piece; it’s got the benefit of being a blank slate and can be dressed down or dressed up, weaving it into a variety of looks from day to night.

3. White shirt, with black skinny Pants and heels


4.White Shirt with a Maxi Skirt, Bow Tie and Heels



5.White Shirt with Ankara Shorts and Custom Sandals


6.White Shirt with Ankara Shorts and Custom Sandals



Makeup: Banjo Olaide @arabylaide
Hair: Bernard O @bernardsmiless
Shirt: Taryor Gabriels @taryorgabriels
Custom Sandals: Afrocentric Fashion @ethnikbytundeowolabi
Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke @emmanueloyeleke
Styling: Jane Michael Ekanem for Today’s Woman (TW) Magazine

Jane Michael Ekanem is a sought after Fashion Stylist/Entrepreneur, public speaker and philanthropist who regularly supports Girl’s education causes in Lagos where she resides. With a well-known passion for riding (bikes), she loves to travel or swim in her spare time and is passionate about music. She is currently at work on her first book (auto biography) due for release late 2016.

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