Rising to popularity in the 1940s, the shirt is synonymous with powerful women.
Fast forward to 2019 and the humble workwear hero not only has the ability to champion your 9-to-5, but also take centre stage and be reimagined into an exciting style statement.
Whilst polka dots are having their moment right now, stripes firmly remain within fashion’s repertoire of chic and effortless go-to essentials.
From classic and collared to relaxed and oversized in crisp cotton poplin, printed silk, or linen blends; this sartorial icon works hard.
Wear yours tucked into your favourite pair of vintage levi’s with a black blazer, layered under a pinafore dress for a fresh take on winter dressing, or channel your inner Shania Twain with a “man shirt, short skirt” combo – style at your pleasure.
Fendi shirt, $720, fendi.com; Burberry earrings, $380, au.burberry.com; Chanel bag, $5210, chanel.com. Styled by Jana Pokorny. Photography by Simon Upton.
Balenciaga, $1275, available at net-a-porter.com
Anna Quan, $340, annaquan.com
Burberry, $1650, available at net-a-porter.com
Frame, $135, available at theoutnet.com
Everlane, $58, everlane.com
Alaia, $1460, available at net-a-porter.com
H&M, $39.99, hm.com/au
Toteme, $323, available at net-a-porter.com
Zara, $39.95, zara.com/au
Unravel Project, $770, available at net-a-porter.com
Saba, $199, saba.com.au