A Classic White Shirt With a Twist + Style With a Smile Link Up

February 8, 2022
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses

If you’ve been following me for a while you may know that I very rarely wear white. The main reason for that is my tendency to get anything white dirty within five minutes – makeup, tea and food being the main culprits. (I have a colleague who wears her coat back to front while she eats her lunch to protect her outfit from spillages…clever trick, don’t you think?) However, I do think a classic white shirt is a really useful item to have in your wardrobe, especially for layering. Knitted vests and tank tops are on trend right now and they look great over a long sleeved shirt. That’s my next styling idea for this recent addition to my wardrobe. For its debut I wanted to show this classic white shirt with a twist in all its glory; the twist being the fabulous frill bib detail that really elevates it.

For its debut I wanted to show this classic white shirt with a twist in all its glory

White teamed with blues and greens looks really fresh and spring-like so I went for a simple two-colour combination. I like the contrast of the pure white against the vibrant emerald green, it reminds me of a snowdrop. The shirt is slightly fitted and the fabric has some stretch; it’s fantastic quality, as all Grenouille shirts are. My white boots and bag give the look a slight retro touch (the frills on the shirt are not quite of Austin Powers proportions though!).

A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses

Of course, at this time of year a coat or jacket is needed, so I kept the look tonal with a dark green velvet jacket that I picked up in a charity shop recently. It doesn’t have any fastenings so it doesn’t cover up the details on the shirt. I think a navy jacket would work well too, but for a bolder choice I would try turquoise or yellow. I have a yellow tweed jacket that could work with this shirt and trousers. Imagining different ways to wear clothes is a constant source of entertainment for me!

How do you like to style a classic white shirt?

A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses, TU green velvet jacket
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses

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A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses, TU green velvet jacket
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses, TU green velvet jacket
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses, TU green velvet jacket
A Classic White Shirt With a Twist, Grenouille white ruffle shirt, Zara emerald green trousers, Skinnydip square ombre aviator sunglasses, TU green velvet jacket

Grenouille white ruffle shirt (gifted) | Zara trousers | TU jacket (from a charity shop) | Skinnydip sunglasses

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23 responses to “A Classic White Shirt With a Twist + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Rena says:

    Emma, I adore a white shirt with detailing such as yours. Your green and white ensemble is fabulous. And while there may be a few extra precautions one must take when wearing white, I think that the effort is worth it.

    Rena
    wwwfinewhateverblog.com

  2. Grace says:

    I love all the green in this outfit! I really like kelly green but somehow don’t own any of it myself yet. I am going thrifting tomorrow in search of a 70s outfit to wear to an Abba disco, so maybe I’ll find something green too!

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  3. Such a great neutral hue that goes with everything. I love how you paired it with the green. White has such a crisp and new look that it’s just beautiful to wear.
    https://www.bauchlefashion.com/2022/01/how-to-get-fashion-editors-office-style.html?m=1

  4. Love this classic white shirt mixed with the velvet blazer! I am like you and try to stay away from white because I always get something on it. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  5. You look amazing in your lovely white blouse.
    The ruffled detail adds much interest and great style.
    And the addition of kelly green is goregouse!

    Rosemary
    http://www.distinctlysouthernstyle.com

  6. Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve been by and you look lovely, as you always do. Yes, I do love white shirts and have quite a few of them. They are my number one item in my “Essential Closet List”. Take care, Terri

  7. Katie says:

    I’m always worried about wearing white too! Love these green pants!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  8. Amber says:

    Your white shirt looks amazing with these green pants and jacket, Emma!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  9. Nancy says:

    It looks very fresh especially on that gorgeous green. And when I do wear white, I think it looks good and it is actually totally not my colour. That’s the weird thing about white.

  10. Gail says:

    Stunning in green!

  11. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is a pretty shirt. I have this one, they look so good on don’t they. X
    Have a super week Emma xx
    Jacqui x

  12. Laurie says:

    I love a white shirt of eery style. I wear them a lot in the summer months. A wardrobe staple for me. I like the frilled detail on this one Emma xx

  13. Suzy Turner says:

    I love a white shirt with a bit of stretch in it so I love yours! And the nod to AUstin Powers is always a good thing, right?! LOVE that you wore the velvet green jacket with it. Gorgeous!
    hugs
    Suzy xx

  14. Di says:

    Love this fresh, bright green and white color combination! Your white blouse with the bib ruffle is so sweet and versatile, and will be a great layering piece. Cutest white vintage bag, too. Thanks for the link up and have a good week!

  15. Michelle says:

    Such a fresh look, Emma! The velvet jacket is just gorgeous with this outfit. While, I am also concerned with getting white clothing dirty, I don’t think it’s a great color on me, so I don’t tend to wear white tops. I do like white jeans though.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  16. Ooh, Emma, I love this shade of green and it really does look great with stark white. I do love a crisp white blouse with some ruffles or some other interesting twist. Your velvet jacket is fabulous, too. That is a thrifty find that would make me so happy! Great look! And I also am greatly entertained imagining different ways to wear things!

    Shelbee

  17. Beautiful pants! Love that shade of green!

  18. Lovely says:

    Love this white and green combo on you! The velvet blazer is a perfect match to this outfit.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  19. Emma, this look is beautiful! I love the ruffles on the white shirt and that it is a bit fitted. This would be something I would go for. I will wear a fair amount of white in the summer, ( but not when drinking wine). The combination with the green trousers and the jacket looks so good with your hair color too. Cute idea about wearing the coat backwards to avoid stains!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  20. Hi
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog, I hope you can learn Portuguese as you wish! Madeira Island has a different pronunciation than mainland Portuguese! As for your look, I love white and it’s perhaps the color I like to wear the most, of course all its purity has this drawback of easily getting dirty! Green is a trending color this season, it’s very pretty!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

  21. Ashley says:

    I love a classic white shirt, but especially one with a special feature like this! And you are just stunning in green!

    Thanks for the feature!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  22. I love the bold colors paired with the white top, great idea. I actually wanted the pink Zara trousers but they were sold out in store when I went the other day, I love how they look.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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