Anoushka Shankar On 4 Ways to Wear a White Shirt

One shirt, four fabulous ways, as modelled by Anoushka Shankar

1. Shirt + Bralet

The easiest route to go from classic to sexy—pair a bralet with a white shirt. It adds edge, plus makes the otherwise daring bralet much easier to work.

Shirt, Calvin Klein, Rs.6,699; bralet, IKAI by Ragini Ahuja, Rs.6,490; pants, CUE by Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna, Rs.14,500;  Tiara, vajor.com, Rs.1,950; Link bracelet, Amrapali, Rs.10,000; yellow pumps, price on request

Leather bralet, Mango, Rs.2,290, Pleated bralet, Jeremy Scott at farfetch.com, Rs.25,780, Applique stretch-denim bustier top, Valentino at net-a-porter.com, Rs. 86,764

2. Shirt + Corset

Just like the bralet, adding an off-shoulder anything (top or corset) elevates the look by several notches. Pro tip: go for bold prints or solid colours to make the look fashion forward.

Mandarin Collar shirt, White Champa at Second Floor Studio, Rs.5,350; Corset, Rs.4,750 and power pendant necklace, Rs.1,250, both vajor.com;  ring, H&M, Rs.1,200

Satin Poplin Wrap Bustier, TIBI at n-duo-concept.com, Rs.7,850, Printed top, Zara, Rs.1,990, Sienna Jacquard Corset, Marissa Webb at intermixonline.com, Rs. 26,682

3. Shirt dress + Gladiator heels

Pro tip: raid your boyfriend's closet for this look. Pick out an oversized white shirt, then throw on a pair of thigh-high gladiator heels—cool meets sassy!

Dior Shades earrings, Dior, price on request; shirt, Zara, Rs.4,999; off-shoulder shirt, Hemant & Nandita, Rs.19,800; Roman Gladiators with Scallops, Rs.14,500, and Crocodile-Finish Leather Egg Bag with Swarovski Crystals, Rs.49,500, both Shivan & Narresh

Lace-Up Gladiator sandals, Alexandre Birman, Rs.1,12,299, Amazoula, Christian Louboutin, Rs.99,933 approx, MALINI 65, Jimmy Choo, Rs. 76,499 approx

4. Shirt + Long vest

Pair a long vest in a solid colour or graphic print with the white shirt to get summer layering on-point!

Floral jacket, Hemant & Nandita, Rs.21,800; shirt with tie detail, Rs.4,999 and turtle-neck dress, Rs.2,299, both H&M; textured pumps, New Look at koovs.com, Rs.2,050

By Meghna Sharma; Photographs: Anushka Menon; Styling: Samar Rajput