Glam Slam: 5 Stylish Ways To Wear A Classic White Shirt

In today’s Glam Slam feature: The always stylish Jessica Alba is obviously a big fan of the classic white shirt. She’s a pro at making this wardrobe staple look anything but basic!

Here are five ways to take the classic white shirt to the next level from InStyle.

Pair With a Sheer Skirt

Choose a longer style that peeks through the skirt’s sheer fabric – it’s flirty without being too revealing. Hello date night! Just make sure to keep the skirt knee length or longer to get the full effect.

Deconstruct a Tuxedo

Try a white shirt with black piping for a menswear inspired mood. Match it with an undone tie and tailored blazer for extra tomboy chic. A fitted bottom and sleek heel keeps the look flirty, not frumpy.

Layer Under a Bustier

A creative way to bring the boudoir to happy hour – just keep it unbuttoned up top. Stick to a solid, conservative bustier (black is always a good bet!) to avoid a look that ventures into costume territory. Sleek, dark jeans or a pencil skirt are the perfect complement and keep it sexy and unexpected. (For inspiration, Julia Roberts wore a white shirt under her bustier dress at the Globes!)
Julia Roberts attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills (WireImage)

Slip Under a Dress

A crisp white shirt can give new life to your favorite dress or repurpose a low cut number for the work place. Tuck a sculptural necklace underneath the collar to turn this schoolgirl look on its head.

Unbuttoning the Bottom

Copy the catwalk and keep the lower half open to showing off a great printed bottom while further defining your waist.

Take it Black Tie

A simple white skirt paired with a ball gown skirt is oh-so-Audrey Hepburn. Channel old-school socialites with this elegant and effortless look. You can also opt for a white shirt with an interesting detail, like a peplum bottom, to add polish.

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Shaliene Woodley on the cover of InStyle (June 2014)

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