5 Amazing DIY Hacks to Make Your Plain White Shirt Look Trendy


Fashion seasons may come one after another. While there are fashion trends that only last for a season or two, there are certain clothing and styling pieces that stay trendy – no signs they’re going away any time soon. That plain white shirt that you’ve owned since you couldn’t remember when, is one of these pieces.

So, it could be time to replace that white shirt with a new investment piece – also a plain white shirt of course – or, a facelift may be all it needs to keep up with today’s trendiest styling techniques. Below are 5 ways to update your plain white shirt:

1. Tie the Hems into a Knot

Tie the Hems into a Knot

Tie upfront or on your back. This hack is one of the easiest ways that you can make this plain piece flatter your figure. If you have the waist and hips to show then, this is one of the great ways to show off those curves. Wear with your equally plain or teared denims, a mini skirt or printed, cropped trousers.

2. Crop the Hems: Not quite satisfied just tying your shirt into a knot? Then, take a pair of sheering scissors and cut off the hems. You can cut the front and back evenly or, choose to cut the back longer. Now, you’ve updated your shirt, make sure to use a stylish bottom. Use a high-waisted pair of denims or skirt to accent your cropped top.

For a more sophisticated take, use with a full length dark printed skirt with one or two high side slits. Put on your wedges and you’re ready to rock the streets.

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3. Wear With Bling

Wear With Bling

Your plain, white shirt may just need a full bling on! Use an ethnic or boldly styled necklace to accent your shirt’s seeming emptiness, and it will be far from looking boring nor plain.

4. Roll Up Your Sleeves: If you feel that your plain white shirt may be too big, simply roll up the sleeves and tuck it in. Use either a stylish bottom or an eye catching pair of shoes to give your overall look a stylish and trendy appearance. You can even use a stylish purse. The trick is to move the onlooker’s eyes to a trendy or unusual piece in your wardrobe so that your plain white shirt serves as a canvass that highlights your accent piece and not vie for attention.

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5. Use Under a Stylish Overcoat

Stylish Overcoat

When you have busy florals or geometric patterns printed on your coats or blazers, a plain white shirt might be the only inner wear you need to make sure that your topper gets full, undivided attention.

Go full fashionista by throwing your plain white shirt under a brocade overcoat that is ankle-length or at least below the knee in length. Wear with your denims and boots.


There are many reasons why you should keep a plain white shirt around, and probably a hundred ways you can wear this classic piece. Try a new cut or give it a facelift, your plain white shirt will be one of the most versatile clothing pieces you will ever own.

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