Skirts are trending right now. Whether you keep it classy with a straight midi or liven things up with a billowy mini, opt for a vivid floral or a minimal polka, skirts can be your trusty partner in crime this summer to take you from day to night. What’s the secret you say? A classic shirt can change the way you style your skirts forever. If you’re wearing a patterned skirt, a crisp white or baby blue shirt combo creates an effortless and sophisticated look that emits a certain je ne sais quoi that you can’t quite put your finger on. Maybe it’s the nod towards powerful and professional women that it exudes or maybe it’s the seductive connotations surrounding wearing one the morning after the night before – there’s something rather empowering about wearing this basic piece. Especially when worn with a skirt, this combo is the perfect balance – a lady essential on bottom, a gentleman essential on top. There are a few rules you need to abide by to get this look right. 1) Ensure you opt for a shirt that’s a size bigger than your regular size. A slightly baggier look makes all the difference. 2) Bare some décolletage and wear your shirt with two or three buttons undone. You can’t get much sexier. 3) Roughly roll sleeves up to emphasise an effortless style. And you’re ready! Try it. I promise you’ll feel fabulous.