When it comes to the ultimate wardrobe essentials, a white shirt is always going to make the list. But come summer, it’s a whole new ball game. Consider the white shirt akin to winter’s little black dress. It’s the staple you can wear anywhere at any time, no matter the dress code. Headed to a party? Pair your silky white shirt with a silk midi. To a poolside party? Try a white statement top with jean shorts. To the office? Make whimsical pants more work friendly with a crisp white button-down.
In fact, we can’t think of a look that isn’t made better with a white shirt. Clean and fresh, a bright white tone allows for much more variety in silhouette than many other hues, which means more fun for all of us fashion lovers. Come summer, we find ourselves reaching for not only tie waists, ruched pieces, and wrapped looks, but also for interesting textures. Here are the best summer white shirts to shop right now.