The weather is warming up and it’s time to keep our style in check. When it comes to spring/summer wardrobe essentials, there are few things that will get you as far as the perfect white button-down shirt. Regardless of your age, chances are there is one lying around in your closet. Today I’m going to share tips on how to reinvent the classic white shirt—the ultimate wear-anywhere closet staple.

* For Work
A classic white shirt is synonymous with simplicity and can add a touch of elegance to your everyday work outfit. A crisp white buttondown is always a good idea, especially on days when you feel like you have nothing to wear. To update your style, mix and match with skirt options you normally shy away from. Instead of your regular slacks, opt for chic variations such as a carwash pleated skirt, ultra-high waist skirt, two-toned leather skirt, and so much more. Tuck a crisp white buttondown into the skirt, mix and match a bold necklace, and finish off with a pair of pointed-toe heels for an elegant look. For men, always opt for a neatly ironed, well-fitting white shirt and pay attention to stylish detailings such as cuff alternatives and fabric finishes. Accessorize with a textured tie and a leather belt and transition your look from office geek to chic.

* For the Weekend
Weekend style is all about achieving an effortless look—and a casual shirting look can work perfectly for a laid-back brunch or dinner with friends. Remember, a classic white shirt literally goes with everything. Mix and match with everything from a flowy maxi skirt, your favorite denim shorts to a balloon skirt, overalls, and even jumpsuits. When in doubt, team up the white shirt with the tried-and-true blue denim and you will always look chic and comfortable. Style the look with everything from statement heels to wedges and sandals depending on where you are headed. For men, experiment with denims in blues, greys, and blacks and other options such as chinos and khakis, all of which will go extremely well with a cool white buttondown. For a laid-back look, keep the sleeves rolled up and finish off with a stylish pair of oxfords or slip-ons.

Rock a white shirt now and stay stylish!