Every basic wardrobe list mentions a good white shirt. I love the ease of reaching for a white shirt and a casual pair of pants. Add some cute, comfortable shoes and a great handbag for an easy-breezy casual look that works for anything from a poolside party to running errands around town.
If I can find a shirt that is made from a fabric that is flattering to my figure, meaning one that doesn’t show every lump and roll, that is a good start.
Your best white might be a cream or ivory color. Your perfect version may be a loose-fitting boat neck top. Considering your coloring and your shape helps you to determine what your best basic will be.
My roundish face looks best with a V-neck style, and I like the idea of a button front because they can be worn as a jacket over a tank on a hot summer evening. A button-front can be a challenge for busty gals, but this one works for me even in a size medium. I usually have to go up to a large to combat the gap.
I found this tunic at Cali and York. The olive-colored pants are from Belk. The shoes are by Ralph Lauren via Dillard’s. The bag is from J McLaughlin.