I’ve never met a crisp white shirt I didn’t love. They play both starring and supporting roles in many of my outfits because they’re timeless and easy to wear. They’re not every woman’s cup of tea so remember, just because the white shirt is a classic, doesn’t mean it belongs in your wardrobe.
Today’s outfit is a column of white with black accents using the third piece rule. The white shirt with white pants creates a column of color which helps you look taller. When you add an outer piece like this vest, the third piece, it helps you look slimmer. The vest visually hides the outer portions of your silhouette so you see a narrower you!
I usually wear a dark column but while our temperatures are still fluctuating, I’m happy to wear it in white. This time of year, cotton and linen are still the coolest fabrics to wear most days because they breathe. This linen vest is light as a feather so floats around your legs when you walk. It doesn’t add any warmth to your outfit which makes it a perfect third piece for any time of year. A third piece is what goes over your basic top and bottom. It instantly pulls your look together and helps you look polished.
A touch of subtle animal print in my booties adds some pizzazz to this outfit without overpowering. These are by Dr. Schols. I haven’t tried this brand for years and love that they’ve really upped their fashion game, without sacrificing comfort. The heel is low and they’re wide enough for me to add a cushioned insole for extra comfort.
Have you used the third piece rule to look slimmer and pull your looks together?
PS – Remember, a white shirt means you should wear the only bra you ever need to own.