No one can deny the evergreen appeal of a classic white shirt. Along with the little black dress, the crisp white shirt is a staple in every woman’s closet.

This means, of course, that one should invest in a well-made shirt, because it should be able to last you for years and for a multitude of looks. However, finding that perfect white shirt isn’t always easy – too sheer, too flimsy, too structured, the list goes on.

Thankfully, with the recent opening of the first Anne Fontaine Asian flagship boutique in Singapore last year – a veritable treasure trove of white shirts – it is now so much easier to find your white shirt soul mate.

The Anne Fontaine boutique also carries a wide range of accessories, bags, belts and jewellery as well as other basics like denim jeans, pencil skirts and blazers that are meant to complement their signature white shirts.

Inspired by the myriad of ways to dress up the closet staple, here are eight different ways in which you can style a white shirt with affordable high-street finds.