Trends come and go but the versatility of the classic button-down shirt is perpetual. This wardrobe staple has the benefits of a blank slate and can be dressed either up or down to suit the occasion. If you’re the kind of girl who loves a chic timeless look, then this is what you need for an effortless slay season after season. In addition to this timelessness and versatility, they’re super easy to find and fit every budget. Honestly, how many outfits pose little risk of being sold out and still come in affordable?
A white button-down shirt is a real deal! From its neatly tailored silhouette to its instant fit, there’s no surprise it’s beloved by fashionistas. Speaking of fit, another plus to them is how well they flatter any figure. Whether you’re plus-sized or slim, tall or petite, there’s certainly one for you. And if you consider the aura of sophistication it commands, there’s surely no reason you shouldn’t grab a closet full of them. Finally, there’s no restriction to how you style a button-down shirt. It all depends on how creative you can get. In this article, we’ll be exploring some of these ways in order to get your creative juices flowing. Good for you!
Check out 5 chic and effortless ways on how to style the button-down shirt…
#1. Pair with your favorite skirts
Do you have a skirt you have no idea what to pair with it? Well, pair it with a button-down shirt for an instant hit. Simply tuck into the skirt to flatter your silhouette and ump your slay vibe. If you’re going for a semi-formal look, you can put those buttons to good use. Otherwise, feel free to open a few buttons for a casual flair.
#2. Rock them with denims
What happens when you pair two timeless and stylish outfits together? Well, effortless fashion of course. Rock your shirt with a denim for a style moment that can do no wrong as you catch up with friends for brunch or while you run errands. Laid-back doesn’t mean boring fashion and this is how to pass that point.
#3. Throw on a blazer
The chicness of a blazer complemented with the classic aura of a button-down shirt is a match made in fashion heaven. There’s something so right about this look as it’s neither too dressy nor too casual. While you can totally slay the two alone, you can also slip into pants or a skirt for a more conservative look.
#4. Wear as a dress
If you’re feeling too lazy to pair this outfit with anything, or you’re looking for a great excuse to flaunt your killer legs, then wear your shirt alone. However, do ensure you play up the look with accessories as you don’t want to come off looking too simple (boring *coughs*). Whether that’s a hat, stacks of jewelry, or maybe a scarf, be sure to put accessories to good use.
#5. Layer with leather
I’m all for layering, especially in Fall season. Use your classic button-down shirt as the building base for your layered look. While many stylistas opt for a white shirt base-layer, any color will work just fine. You can bring an edge into your layered look by incorporating leather into the ensemble. Classic + edgy = time to steal the show!
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