10 Ways to Style the Classic White Button-Down

Spring is here and the Classic White Button-Down is so on-trend this season. Need some styling inspiration? Carry on reading!

1. With Skinny Jeans

This is probably a no-brainer. Wearing white button-downs with skinny jeans is probably the most common way of styling them, but for a good reason – they’re simple yet chic. This outfit can take you from day to night simply with a change in accessories. Dress the outfit up with a pair of strappy heels, or down with a pair of worn-in sneakers.

How To Master A Casual Chic Black And White Look A Laid-Back Way To Wear Your Button-Down On The Weekend:  Minimal + Chic | @codeplusform:


2. Under Sweaters

Another way of wearing white button-downs that has been all the rage lately is layering them under sweaters. This may not be ideal for those staying in warmer climates, but if you’re going somewhere cooler this Spring, this could work.

I like this -- the oversized sweater and button down underneath with skinnies create structure. The shoes work especially well.:  A simple sweater over a plain button up. Add in a pair of tights/leggings/super skinnies and a pair of Docs. Perfect!:  Sweater Wearing Ideas-17 Ways to Wear Style Sweater with Outfits:


3. With Skirts

Button-downs and skirts do not always have to be akin to office wear. Pair your button-down with a cute mini-skirt for a more casual and feminine look, or go for a floor-sweeping maxi-skirt for a more elegant ensemble.

Walk in Wonderland in a white button down and denim skirt http://rstyle.me/n/n2eww4ni6:  Black Maxi Skirt and White Button Down Shirt Hallie Daily:  AW15 trend: Button-through skirts:

Tip: If you want to be on-trend this season, try pairing your shirt with a blue denim or micropleat skirt. 


4. Under Overalls

For a more western-inspired outfit, layer your white shirt under a cute pair of overalls.

Excellent coordinates: Black with white!! Smart yet sophisticated look:  Denim overalls, sleek heels, and a white button up shirt via Always Judging #StreetStyle:  Street Style Trend: Creepers | 22 Fashion Girls Who Make Creeper Shoes Incredibly Chic | StyleCaster:


5. With Shorts

On hotter days, denim cut-offs are your best friend. Paired with a white button-down, the result is a casual, but put together, outfit. Finish off the look with white sneakers or a pair of chunky sandals for a more SS16 look. Conversely, choose a pair of bright coloured shorts for a more interesting outfit.

white button-down + denim shorts:  White button down and red shorts.  SO simple.  SO chic.  SO easy.:  35 Stunning Street Style Snaps From Paris Couture Week:


6. Under Dresses

For a more unique ensemble, layer a dress over your white button-down. This is a great way to wear a more revealing dress to a formal or work event. Also, if you have a dress in the closet that you think you have worn too many times, this will give it a whole new look.

Shop strapless stress here >> http://dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com/2014/02/strapless-dresses/ love this slip dress over a tshirt (I can't help it - I'm a product of the 90210 years). [jr]:  This is such an easy way to add extra layers and make a sleeveless dress more appropriate for the office.


7. With Leather Pants

For a more edgy look, dress your white button-down up with a pair of skinny leather pants.

White button down with leather pants & kicks. 20 Ways to Style the Classic White Button-Down | The Everygirl:  Are teacher allowed to wear leather pants? I like this:


8. With Boyfriend Jeans

For a more laid-back look, style your white button-downs with a pair of comfy boyfriend jeans. This outfit is great for a Sunday brunch.

Blair Eadie wears a crisp button-down shirt, boyfriend jeans, strappy heels, and a leather tote bag PAIRED WITH BOYFRIEND JEANS:  50 Minimalist Outfits to Help You Look Impossibly Chic All Summer | StyleCaster www with nude pumps:


9. Under Tank Tops

Another unique way to style your button-down is to layer them under a tank or tube top. This is a great way to come up with new outfits without spending any money. 🙂

on the streets in Milan #mfw:  Bec And Bridge Grey Open Back Crop Knitted Tank:  shirt and tube top

10. As a Bikini Cover-Up

Your white button-down can also be used as a bikini cover-up for when you are sunbathing at the beach or pool.

classic white button up beach cover pinterest: rrosieeddy ☾ Sunseeker button through shirt:


I hope this post gave you ideas on how to style your class white button-down. 🙂 If you’re looking for ways to accessorize your outfit according to Spring Summer 2016 trends, check out my SS16 Accessories Guide.

Stay tuned and follow for more fashion posts! 🙂





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