Great white I love long-sleeved white blouses, especially in summer, but it's hard to find ones I really like. Where can I buy traditional and more fashionable white shirts? White Out, Happy Valley The Dictator rules: Just take a look around. Alain Figaret (G31, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, tel: 2866 8710) sells loose and slim-cut white shirts in different types of cotton, including pique ($698 to $819). Of course, classic American outlets such as Ralph Lauren (Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2376 2881), always offer some; try the one-pocket in brushed cotton, loose-fit pique available in the Golf line; in wrinkly but loveable linen; or with this season's lacy Victorian collar. Or how about a casual, tuxedo-inspired shirt with front pleats and colourful buttons ($590 to $990)? Trump the iron-defying humidity with wrinkle-free button-downs ($550) from Brooks Brothers (Shop G4, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3366). Make a statement with detailed lace and embroidered whites at Kenzo ($3,195 to $5,395; 2/F, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2868 3147). Meanwhile, Etro (The Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, tel: 2907 2711) has brought its colourful designs to whites, meaning trims in its signature, self-pattern paisley fabric, and even paisley motifs embroidered on rough cotton ($1,650 to $2,350). If the prices are scaring you back to black, head to Boutique Unigate (Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2523 2389) for lacy or slightly left-of-centre designs ($390 to $550). Mastina (call 2724 0618 for the shop nearest you) carries everything from the goody-two-shoes office-lady blouse to the more ethnic-inspired shirts with lower necklines ($185 to $220). Or keep it simple with G2000's plain, long-sleeved shirts in white (and colours), now on sale for only $99 to $150 (G/F, Miramar Shopping Centre, 1 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2377 1167). Green genie I have a new green dress for a party and I'd like some shoes to match, but I don't have time to dye or order them. Do any shops sell green shoes these days? Turning Over A New Leaf, North Point The Dictator: Alert, alert. You are in danger of committing a disastrous colour-combo faux pas. Did you ever think to enlighten me as to the exact shade of green? Not that I can tell, but your dress might look better with a totally different colour, or classic black. However, at the low end, we like the strappy, pale-green heels ($398) at Joy & Peace (Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui; hotline: 2489 8005), where they also have sandals with retro-print fabric across the toes ($598), and closed-toe shoes with burnished-copper heart charms across the ankle ($1,295, emergency supply of Band-Aids not included). Le Saunda's greens range from toothpaste-colour sandals with white flowers ($490; Queensway Plaza, Admiralty, tel: 2529 4187) to camouflage-green flats in hole-punched leather ($790). At the high end, the over-publicised Tod's bright green flip-flops with low kitten heels are still in stock ($2,000; The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 8692). Lane Crawford (70 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3888) saw you coming; it has Kate Spade's glamorous dragonfly flip-flops ($2,500), as well as her ballerina pumps ($1,800) and summery striped slip-ons ($2,000), all in a bright, spring-leaf green. Pedro Garcia's popular two-strap flats are back with kelly-green sparkles ($1,800), while Sigerson Morrison's forest-green sandals are toned down by touches of chocolate brown ($2,400). Even Sergio Rossi (Wheelock House, 20 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2118 3494) has a green sandal campaign, featuring mint-coloured ostrich leather ($3,600 to $3,900) and army-toned, hi-tech tape ($2,700 to $2,900). I hope the party people notice you more than the colour - there are so many fun green names they could call you.