I just got a job at a securities firm last month.  I’m so excited and I love finally feeling like a grown up, but I need some new professional white shirts right away.  The office is 99% men so I don’t want to come off too girly but I do want to still keep stylish.  I finally have a bigger budget to work with! Thank you in advance if you pick my letter!  E


Congratulations on the new gig! I sense your urgency so I won’t waste any more time – let’s get to this!

An easy way to add some interest to a boring white shirt is to find something that has either a neck tie or bow.  I’ve sourced some white hot styles that I think you’ll like - get ready for a lot of links.  Get your fingers clicking here, and here, and here, and here, and here and here.

Sometimes all you need to look out for is an interesting cut and I’m in love with this Karolina Zmarlak pleated blouse.  And at 70% off we might be fighting over who gets it in their cart first!

Of course you don’t want to expose too much skin, but a small little keyhole cut-out won’t offend anyone.  It’s a great way to keep your look feeling feminine and professional all at the same time. I’ve narrowed down a couple of my favorite styles for you here, and here.

If you’re up on the trends then you’ll know black and white is a big one and just by adding a little contrast in the piping or collar will make all the sartorial difference.  Click away here, and here.

Now I know you were strict on keeping it white, but I thought I could interest you in a bit of pattern.  Come on.  If you change your mind peep your peepers here, and here, and here.

Finally E, if you’re making big girl bucks then I leave you with this gorgeous DSquared blouse.  I mean, do you even need to think twice?

Thanks for writing in and keep your LIFE + STYLE queries coming!