The Easy White Shirt

style blogger Susan B. wears an easy white shirt in linen with jeans, a bucket bag and slide sandals. Details at une femme d'un certain âge.

I posted a while back about having given up on The Crisp White Shirt (When Must-Haves Are No-Go’s). Since then, I’ve come to appreciate the charms of an Easy White Shirt. Softer and more relaxed than its Crisp cousin, a style like this one in linen dances around the edges of Classic (button-front, a collar) while retaining a laid-back attitude.

Wearing: earrings | linen shirt (similar) | watch | stone bracelet |
wrap bracelet (similar) | jeans (similar) | bag (similar) | sandals

It was an absolutely gorgeous evening when we shot these photos last week in Marina del Rey. I just love being near the water.

details: style blogger Susan B. wears Sam Edelman orange slide sandals and a Staud bucket bag. More at une femme d'un certain age.

This linen shirt is from Eileen Fisher, and is a couple of years old now. I’ve used my “broomstick” method to create some deliberate creases. I’m wearing it over an EF silk tank.

details: Hermes leather wrap bracelet and French Kande bracelet worn by style bloger Susan B. of une femme d'un certain age

I decided to pick up the orange of the sandals with a (now vintage) Hermés leather wrap bracelet. The bag is sold out at this time, but you can put your name on a waiting list and will be notified when it’s back in stock. I’ve linked to a few other fun styles in the widget below.

style blogger Susan B. wears a white linen shirt, orange Sam Edelman sandals

Photos by Tannaz Telikany Photography. Her Instagram is here.

style blogger Susan B wears an easy white shirt with jeans, a Staud bucket bag and orange sandals. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

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11 Comments

  1. PatriciaB
    July 3, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Nordstrom Rack has a nice Foxcroft white linen shirt on sale for $19.97! Lots of sizes.

  2. July 3, 2017 / 6:15 am

    Susan, I love all your warm colored accessories with that classic pairing of jeans and linen. I so want a leather Hermes bracelet! Hubby gave me a lovely “clic-clac” H bracelet last year for our anniversary. For this year’s gift I’m trying to choose between your wraparound style and the more butch chien one. I love the statement of the chien model, but wonder if I might not get more wear with the wraparound version. Thoughts, anyone?

    • Sisty
      July 11, 2017 / 7:44 am

      I’d go wraparound, for just the reasons you laid out here.

  3. July 3, 2017 / 9:25 am

    .Love that look. So easy. I must try your broomstick method. Going to read about it right now.

  4. July 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I love a white shirt as probably one of the most versatile pieces around, with a tux, with jeans, anything. You look great! And thanks for sharing that broomstick technique. I have that Hermes bracelet in black. The person who gave it to me said it was a neckpiece. I wore it on my wrist anyway.

  5. Lyn Mowles
    July 3, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I love this look and the photos are fab.

  6. Angela
    July 3, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I have to admit to giving up on the white shirt but seeing the wow effect of your whole outfit I will definitely aim for the look this Southern Hemisphere summer.

  7. Nancy Jordan
    July 4, 2017 / 6:05 am

    I would love to know the brand of this fabulous bag! Please do share.

  8. helen639
    July 4, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I like the idea of an “Easy” shirt. Although I wear one at times, “Crisp” doesn’t stay crisp long in my reality.

    So wonderful seeing you this weekend!

    Helen

  9. Jane
    July 4, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Love what you did with “broomsticking” the shirt. I got rid of my linen shirt because I hated the wrinkling. Too bad since linen would be a great fabric in this summer heat in Arizona. If I still had my linen shirt I would try your technique and I suspect I would like it much better.

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