The white shirt is a classic. And it will forever continue to be. But the classic we started out with has taken on so many forms that we're not exactly sure whether we prefer the original anymore. 

That's the beauty of innovation and getting on board with evolving. You go with the flow of things and find ways to adapt to the new.

The white shirt has morphed into countless versions of itself over the years, think big sleeves, crops and over-seized blouses with lots of drama, commercially mass-produced styles, bespoke, tailored, pleated, embroidered, off-the-shoulder, and so many more. 

READ MORE: Would you prefer it if your Zara jacket or heels were made of beans or bark instead of a by product of beef? 

Worn in both summer through to winter, the more playful white shirt styles always seem to poke their head out most noticeably during summer. 

Woman at fashion week, dressed in all white.

Image: Getty 

READ MORE: Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner - just a few of the celebrities who are all about the 'no pants' trend 

For every and any occasion, invest in a few. Maybe, one classic, one that's lots of fun with embroidery or party sleeves and another oversized number that you could wear as a dress or to the beach over your bikini. 

Shop: 

Cold shoulder blouse

Cold shoulder blouse - R329 

The goddess top

The goddess top - R380 

Cherry ring shirt

Cherry ring shirt - R349 

Pleated puff sleeve poplin blouse

Pleated puff sleeve poplin blouse - R350 

Mesh high neck gathered detail blouse

Mesh high neck gathered detail blouse - R499 

READ MORE: #MondayMotivation: Snakeskin might be perfect if you're not feeling the leopard print trend 

Best complemented by...

The white shirt is subtle, but shouldn't be overdressed. It's the star of the show. The crisp, freshness of it all is best complemented with healthy, glowy skin. Whether that means showing some decolletage, your back or just going fresh-faced.

We love face and body oils. And they love your skin. Especially now that our skin is still dry after winter.

Add some oomph to your skin.

READ MORE: Rocking pastels has become a classic trend - here's how you can pull it off, on a budget, this summer 

Shop: 

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse multi use dry oil

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi use dry oil 50ml - R305 

Eco Diva face serum

Eco Diva face serum -R415 

Sisley black rose precious oil face anti-aging creme

Sisley black rose precious oil face anti-aging creme - R2 240.88

Dr. Hauschka blackthorn body oil

Dr. Hauschka blackthorn body oil - R398

Sign up to W24's newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our hot stories and giveaways.