When it comes to wardrobe staples, a casual or formal shirt is definitely on the top of the list. Whether worn casually or formally, this vital piece of kit comes in a range of different styles, prints and patterns, not to mention colours and collar types. Choose the right shirt and you’re guaranteed to look sharp or casually smart. But how do you know what to wear with your top choice? We hit the streets of London to find inspiration – here are a few of our favourite looks from Burton Street Style: Shirts.
The granddad shirt is a classic style that’s easy-to-wear during your downtime. Keep it simple and on point this summer in a simple white granddad shirt. Short sleeve shirts are no longer a fashion faux pas and are perfect for when the temperature rises. Take inspiration from this photo and wear a plain short sleeve granddad shirt with navy chino shorts and trainers. Comfy, smart-casual and perfect for a casual summer day.
This one doesn’t need too much explaining, a formal shirt is ideal for work or a smart occasion. And as this man shows, you can wear it without a tie. Ensure you look smart by wearing your formal shirt with a sharp striped blazer, navy trousers and most importantly a pocket square. It’s the details that help to elevate this smart outfit, which is appropriate for the office and post-work drinks.
Buttoned Down Collar Shirt
You don’t have to wear a tie to look smart. Simply choose a button-down collar similar to this striped shirt. Wear loose if you’re want a smart-casual outfit or tuck into your chinos when you want to smarten up. Not into stripes? Switch to a simple Oxford shirt teamed with chinos or jeans and complete the look with a nice pair of shoes. You can always finish this simple and effective outfit with a blazer to smarten up when required.
The denim shirt has always been one of our summer favourites because it’s a comfortable casual style. And while it’s perfect for weekends, you can also wear a denim shirt to work on casual Fridays. Team with a lightweight mac, indigo jeans and black desert shoes. If you’re not feeling brave enough to wear denim on denim – simply switch out the jeans with some classic chinos or shorts if it’s hot outside.