There’s no denying that the white shirt is a wardrobe classic and a forever fashion favourite. Imagined in many iterations it works from day to night with both smart and casual outfits. Keep it at the top of your sartorial line-up come spring, looking to our guide on how to style yours to chime perfectly with the season’s rising temperatures.

Sugary sorbet shades are the freshest take on spring suiting, giving the classic separates new-season verve. Cut to loose, languid silhouttes, these pieces feel especially modern and work as beautifully as ever with a crisp white shirt or a fluid silk style. Team the Ocean blazer and the coordinating trousers with the Julie blouse, adding a pop of colour in the form of the Alex shoes.

Jeans and a crisp white shirt like the Selina have long since held their compatibility. To make the look especially relevant for warmer weather, switch indigo denim for a lighter, slightly faded wash like that of the Ramone skinnies, and trade in your go-to heels for a pair of espadrilles. The Grenada wedges have royal-blue suede straps and a wrap-around ankle tie that takes a classic combination firmly into new-season territory.

This season, the wrap-around skirt shape is the style of focus. The Virgo captures this look perfectly and incorporates spring’s fascination with metallics all at once. Cut from silky fabric in a versatile neutral hue, it works well with bronzed bare legs and a silk button-up shirt. Add the Frenchie shirt and Naomi shoes for a polished combination.

Not to be reserved for smart occasions, the white shirt can also make for a relaxed addition to spring separates. In the midst of summer, a sleeveless style, like the Paige, is endlessly chic and works worn solo as well as with an oversized blazer. Whether you’re headed for a beach destination or staying on home turf, team it with statement shorts and the Colbert wedges. We suggest printed or crochet styles like the Karla as they’ll bring a feel-good factor to your look.