The Lady Wore White

How many ways can you wear a white shirt? Carolina Herrera knows plenty. But her biggest secret is the high-low mix. Did you know most of her signature crisp white tailored numbers are by Banana Republic? Not kidding! Herrera has admitted to buying BR shirts by the bucket full. She pairs them with her gorgeous - and expensive - skirts and slacks. The result is all glamor.

Let's sit at the skirt of a master and learn...
The key to wearing something inexpensive is to act as if money is no object. What do you care what it costs? You always look fabulous. Be sure to starch that collar. And put a Tide stick in those pockets.

Great accessories are a must. Glam jewelry? Check. Funky belt? Double check.
A sharp white shirt can handle color and pattern.

Make sure you're crisply ironed, and roll those sleeves just so. The resulting
three-quarter length is flattering on everyone, and shows off great bracelets.

Color is allowed, in this case, a soft chambray blue. Just remember, your strength is in simplicity. 
The button down shirt is a clean canvas for pattern and color.

Bonus: have a trademark stance. Herrera's classically elegant look could make a burlap bag
seem stylish: hands in the pockets or on the hips, and a three quarter turn.

The Banana Republic shirts - any of them can be yours for $59.50. If that feels too cheap, buy 6 or 7. 
And a can of spray starch.
1, Herrera's classic pose. 2, Herrera in a grey skirt. 3, Herrera in bow belt. 4 and 5, lovely blog Habitually Chic. 6. Banana Republic.


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