Three ways to wear… a simple shirt

Written by Kat Morten.

It’s that time of year again when the gloves, scarves and coats emerge out of the back of the wardrobe. As a student you need to let your money stretch as far as you can while keeping your winter wardrobe alive. Here are 3 ways to wear a simple shirt yet transform your look.

Look 1: Day

Necklace & shirt = Primark. Nail Polish = M&S. Boots, jeans & backpack = Internacionale. Gloves = Next. All sourced from

Chunky heeled boots are really in this season and are practical footwear for day to day activities, whether you are out with friends having a coffee to warm up or if you just need to run to the shops for a few essentials.

You can add any accessories with this look, but this backpack is a great as it gives the outfit a laid back element.

You cannot go wrong with a pair of classic blue jeans during the winter months, they are a timeless piece of clothing and are essential for this day time look.

Look 2: Work

Shirt, trousers, orange bag & blazer = Primark. Pumps = La Redoute. Gloves = Marisota. All sourced from

Whether you have an appointment, interview or class to go to, this outfit will make a good impression.

Rather than an ordinary suit, pair the shirt with black paisley print trousers to add a bit of texture and if you want to look really smart add a fitted blazer.

As this is a winter guide if you are going to take out a bag, how about a toasted orange bag to give it that warm winter feel? The splash of colour will tie the outfit together.

Look 3: Night

Shirt & necklace = Primark. Skirt = Pilot. Heels = F&F. Nail Polish = M&S. Bag = Dune. All sourced from

For the third and final look, give your shirt and winter wardrobe a bit of glamour.

Whether you are going for a night out with the girls or maybe even a date, adding an A-line skirt gives your shirt a girly look and becomes less harsh.

Your night time outfit deserves a bit of sparkle, so why not add a chunky necklace to sit right under the shirt collar? Depending on your preference this outfit will look great with heel or flats.

There you have it, 3 ways to wear a plain shirt, yet look like you have bought completely new outfits. You can always use this as a guide with something you already own, but you can pick this shirt up from Primark for just £12. Don’t forget to pair these looks with a warm scarf, coat and gloves as the winter months draw in.

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