White Collar

After years of languishing in the minor leagues — think cater-waiter and school uniforms — the crisp white shirt reclaims its title as the most versatile of wardrobe classics.

May 1, 2012 11:00 AM

Casual Encounter

Avoid the humiliation of being spotted running errands in your sweats by upgrading to a new easy look of informal whites.

Shirt, $49.95, Gap; gap.com. Pants, $735, Chloé; chloe.com for stores. Shoes, $575, Dolce & Gabbana; (877) 70-DGUSA. Bracelet, $575, A.L.C.; shopbop.com.