The white shirt is just something you can never have too many of. It's timeless, universal and absolutely required.
From its first appearance in the 19th century as a status of wealth, to Hollywood's cinched waist, cleavage out, embrace femininity kind of approach in the fifties to the androgynous evolution Chanel broke the rules with that eventually had women wearing pants (thanks Coco), I must say, this piece of clothing has only gotten better and better. How many times the white shirt has been reinvented since then, I can't be so sure, but to this day, its effortless beauty continues to bring me joy.
Today, most fashion retailers all carry their core white shirts. This one's from COS, one of many white shirts I own by them. The reason why I love them so much is because they always carry a plethora of white shirts in their assortment that range from formal to fashion forward. They're also pretty good about conservative necklines and shorter hemlines, the two things that matter to me most.
I tied it back to black for a busy day in Paris. We started off at La Defense, the major financial district of the Paris Metropolitan area and made our way into the city hitting Avenue Montaigne, Boulevard Saint Germain, Le Bon Marche and a lot in between. On active days like this, I opt for simplicity. You can never go wrong with black and white. However short or tall you may be.