Former Bachelor star Laura Byrne shares the wardrobe staple “everyone needs” this season.
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While there are plenty of treasured fashion staples that could be classed as “life-changing”, Laura Byrne has discovered one that’s “life-saving”. Yes, literally lifesaving.
The co-host of award-winning podcast, Life Uncut, jewellery designer and mum-of-two considers the white button-up shirt a must-have “wardrobe staple”. But it’s not just any white shirt she’s obsessed with, the former Bachelor star is a proud 2022 Witchery White Shirt Campaign Ambassador, alongside her Life Uncut co-host, Brittany Hockley.
Created in collaboration with Australian designer Michael Lo Sordo, this year’s Witchery White Shirt costs $129.95, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Running for the last 14 years, Witchery has raised over $14.3 million to fund research into ovarian cancer – the most lethal gynaecological cancer.
“Not only is the purchase of the white shirt going towards saving lives, but it’s also a wardrobe staple,” Laura tells news.com.au. “Everyone needs a classic button up white shirt in their wardrobe and this particular white shirt means so much more than just being a staple fashion item.”
Available until May 8 in stores and online, this timeless white shirt is an item you can buy now and feel good about wearing forever. Featuring classic button up sleeves, a streamlined concealed placket, a curved hem and modern oversized pocket, Laura insists “you can wear it in so many different ways”.
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Still have more room in your shopping cart for white button-up shirts? We’ve rounded up a selection you’ll wear on repeat.
BEST WHITE BUTTON-UP SHIRTS FOR WOMEN
Lauren Ralph Lauren No-Iron Button-Down Shirt White, Myer, $149
Anyone who is allergic to ironing (me!) will be crying happy tears over this Lauren Ralph Lauren shirt that requires zero ironing. Zilch. Thanks to its 95 per cent cotton and five per cent elastane fabric, this classic button down shirt features just the right amount of stretch to prevent creasing. It boasts a relaxed fit, pointed collar and long sleeves with timeless barrel cuffs.
Country Road Modern Shirt, $119
As with anything you’d expect from Australian brand Country Road, this well cut shirt is brilliant in its sheer simplicity. Created with a cotton blend fabric, it’s the small details – like the side seam gusset, deep, elegant cuff and shirttail hem – that make this white button up shirt worthy of your wardrobe space. Pair with everything from jeans to tailored black pants and watch it elevate your outfit. Delightfully, this shirt will qualify you for free delivery.
Cotton On Dad Shirt, $39.99
Turns out you can look to your dad for sartorial inspiration. Over the past couple of years, the oversized ‘dad’ shirt has become a staple in the wardrobes of women who prefer their shirts a little oversized and a lot comfy. This Cotton On option made from 100 per cent cotton has all those features your old man would approve of – a front breast pocket, high-low curved hem, drop shoulders, centre back yoke and full length sleeves with cuffs. It also comes available in sizes 16 – 30 here.
Skin And Threads Tailored Cotton Shirt, Myer, $229
There’s something about a collarless white shirt that feels ultra modern. This 100 per cent cotton option by Australian label Skin And Threads features a collar stand, wide cuffs, wide placket and boasts a regular length.
Witchery Relaxed Silk Shirt, $199.95
Created with 100 per cent silk, this relaxed fit silk shirt is your go-to for work or those occasions when something a little more dressy is required. With its gorgeous lustre and set-in shirtsleeves with buttoned cuffs, this white shirt will elevate any outfit.
Everlane The Oversized Poplin Shirt, $135
With an easy breezy oversized fit, this 100 per cent cotton poplin shirt will add timeless elegance to anything you pair it with. Its dropped shoulders, half-placket and patch pocket give it a casualness that make it an item you’ll reach for regularly.
Calli BF Shirt, The Iconic, $79.95
One of The Iconic’s most popular white button up shirt styles, Calli’s Conscious Shirt oozes laid back vibes. With a relaxed fit and created with a cotton-linen blend, it works perfectly thrown over jeans for Sunday brunch or worn open over a dress. Listed as part of The Iconic’s Considered Edit thanks to the item’s low impact on the environment, this shirt will also qualify you for free delivery and returns.
Marks & Spencer Collared Lace Insert Short Sleeve Shirt, $75
Sleeves schmeeves. Sometimes the occasion calls for a white button-up shirt without long sleeves and on those occasions this boxy fit option is a winner. The stunning lace inserts on the placket and sleeves ensure it’s a shirt that will add oomph to any outfit. Wear tucked into a leather shirt or over loose dress pants.
Boden Classic Cotton Shirt, $98
As its name suggests, this shirt has all the elements of a classic white button-up shirt: a semi-fitted, flattering shape, a pocket, full length sleeves and a curved hem. Its 100 per cent cotton, breathable fabric? We’re into it.
Assembly Label Xander Long Sleeve Shirt, The Iconic, $90
This pure cotton white shirt from Australian brand Assembly Label is a classic button-up that’s forever in style. With long sleeves that can be rolled up with ease and a relaxed, oversized fit perfect for tucking into jeans, this shirt is one that will traverse your summer and winter wardrobes with ease.
H&M Oxford Shirt, $34.99
Created from 100 per cent cotton, this H&M Oxford Shirt is a quality wardrobe stable that comes minus the expensive price tag. Featuring a relaxed fit that allows it to seamlessly translate from work to weekends, this shirt’s button down front, yoke with hanger at the back, long sleeves and rounded hem make it a versatile buy. If you’re like the dozens of reviewers who adore it, you can also score this shirt in a range of colours here.
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