Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

THREE WAYS TO WEAR A WHITE T-SHIRT

THREE WAYS TO WEAR A WHITE T-SHIRT

in Partnership With my Friends at Downy Fabric Conditioner

We all know that a white is the perfect foundation for so many looks and occasions. Yet,despite its established classic fashion status, it's a tricky one in the laundry department. A white t-shirt works all year round but it's especially appealing once summer rolls in. And therein lies part of the problem, it's such a go-to piece that it can be difficult to keep in pristine condition. Whether you paid $5 or $350+, it's disappointing to spot yellowing, stains, pilling and loose necklines – not the friendliest returns for a piece we love so much. Enter Downy Fabric Conditioner, who likens the fabric conditioning process to that of hair, we wouldn't expect a best hair day if we skipped the conditioner after shampoo. Similarly Downy Fabric Conditioner protects, and extends the life of, our favourite pieces from visible damage like stretching, fading and fuzzing (the sartorial equivalent to split ends, frizz and tangling). Here are three ways that I'll wear my tee this summer:

OVER A FRILLY DRESS

OVER A FRILLY DRESS

I love using a white t-shirt to dress down over the top pieces. This allows me to extend occasion pieces in my day to day rotation.

UNDER A SILKY JUMPSUIT

UNDER A SILKY JUMPSUIT

Like many, I typically shy away from spaghetti straps, silky fabrics and low cut necklines as daywear. A white t-shirt is an ideal foil to overexposure and is totally on point as we look ahead to fall's runway.

WITH A BOLD COLOUR

WITH A BOLD COLOUR

Finally, a white shirt is such a great supporting player that let's bolder pieces standout even more. To find the perfect tee look out for the following:

A neckline that suits you – are you crew, V or scoop? Or perhaps all three.

Fabric weight – nothing too sheer, nothing too stiff

Good length – just enough to tuck without bunching

Size – tight rarely works, too big can be difficult to pull off

However you define your perfect t-shirt, Downy Fabric Conditioner will help it (and you!) look its best for longer.

 

THE STYLE GUIDE | ISSUE 009

THE STYLE GUIDE | ISSUE 009

GLOWING SKIN – THE STYLE HOUSE TV WITH DR. ROOHI QURESHI

GLOWING SKIN – THE STYLE HOUSE TV WITH DR. ROOHI QURESHI