How to Wear: A Classic French Chic White Shirt With a Vivid Print SkirtWe like to think of the white shirt as a palette cleanse from all the too-too of Fashion Week... Something so simple, so easy, that you may even have in your closet. You can dress it up, wear it to tone down something very bold, make it girly yet chic, or wear it with tuxedo flourish to a modern pantsuit.
But, don’t think that this kind of off-handed style is NOT strategic. The effortlessness of this very laid back classic style is really not that effortless.There is a very calculated effort involved in looking so polished, yet just a wee bit undone. It involves a classic white shirt, but it is the RIGHT white shirt that matters. This week, in light of Cannes Film Festival, we're loving the French Chic of a crisp, classic white shirt paired with a bold print skirt. French actress Leïla Bekhti knows that the best compliment to something bold and bright (and by Carven!) is palette cleansing clean, classic, and crisp starkness by way of a perfect shirt. At the last Cannes Film Festival, she paired a plain white button-up – rolled up at the sleeves – with a Renaissance painting skirt... A perfectly chic and daring combination of colours and shapes. [caption id="attachment_2047" align="aligncenter" width="406"] Leila Bekhti stuns at Cannes[/caption] The same can be said for Mia Wasikowska in her muted-tone, pleated shirt and her pop-of-colour Valentino skirt, looking at once paired-down and elegant enough for the red-carpet event. [caption id="attachment_2045" align="aligncenter" width="438"] Mia Wasikowska in pleats at Cannes[/caption] And Riley Keogh was bang-on-trend with her white-as-you-can-get crisp, cotton V-neck shirt, dressed up with a gorgeous, colourful Valentino jacquard skirt... Sultry, sexy, and mature. [caption id="attachment_2046" align="aligncenter" width="445"] Riley Keough on the Cannes red carpet[/caption] Sarah Gadon opted for a more feminine, floral look. She paired her floral cherry blossom Dolce & Gabbana skirt with a pristine peter-pan collared white shirt. [caption id="attachment_2048" align="aligncenter" width="453"] Sarah Gadon brings the feminine chic to Cannes[/caption] Cannes ladies always wow in a white shirt, however they choose to imprint it with their own style. It may be poplin, oxford, gauzy cotton, or featherweight silk but there’s a style in what appears borrowed from the boys yet honestly cut for you... See our glorious collection of just right white shirts for all shapes, figures, and glorious outfits – you won't be disappointed!