Last Updated on 19th October 2013

A serious style staple and definitely the most versatile piece in a fashionista’s wardrobe, the crisp white shirt can work wonders when looking for a style update.

As it’s far from being a one-wear-then-only-stare-at purchase, and yes, it may evoke memories of the dreaded underlay for your school uniform; but the CWT is back with a grown up vengeance!

Think school girl graduated, and opt for a chic, tailored version in either a luxe silk, or easy cotton. We love this Theory Lerea cotton-blend shirt for ticking all the right style boxes and being the perfect option for dressing up or down.

Here are three ways to style the CWT to ensure you can get as further away from after-school detention as possible!

Desk-worthy

Theory Lerea cotton-blend shirt, £195 £87.75, The Outnet; Ponte Rolled Sleeve Blazer, £40, Topshop; McQ Alexander McQueen leather midi skirt, £645, Matches; Jane Seventies Block Court, £80, French Connection

Drinks with girls-worthy

Shirt (as above); MOTO Turquoise Skinny Leigh Jeans, £38, Topshop; Loewe Floral Baroque-print purse, £295 £206, Matches; Elm pumps, £220 £155, Kurt Geiger

Summer stroll-worthy

 Shirt (as above); Lanvin washed leather belt, £310 £217, Matches; Naveen printed maxi skirt, £149, Reiss; Milly sandal, £55, Kurt Geiger

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