Button-down shirts are a wardrobe staple that every woman should own. That being said, the diversity of such a blouse is often overlooked, since it’s so simple to just throw one on with a pair of jeans and call it a day. If you’re looking to spice up your look and are not quite up for a shopping spree, your classic button down may actually be the answer to your problem. Need some ideas? That’s why we’re here!
For some old-fashioned-but-sexy flare, try tying your shirt up in the middle and pairing it with something high-waisted, or wearing it over a solid dress. Pop the collar and cuff the sleeves, add pearls and some makeup, and you’ll be good to go!
If you’re on the East Coast and it’s still chilly (all right, freezing), you may not be able to sacrifice layers yet. Wear your button down under a stylish jacket or blazer, or use it as yet another layer over a girly top or graphic tee. The sleeves, collar and bottom will peek out of the jacket, adding interesting contrast and dynamic to your outfit.
Speaking of layers, don’t forget the ever-classic button down under a sweater style! Choose a brightly colored cardigan over a solid shirt to add some zest, or a neutral pull-over over plaid for a more preppy look. Get creative with colors and prints to really make your outfit stand out.
Another super-cute and slightly more original look is a patterned blouse buttoned all the way to the top, paired with a chunky statement necklace. Add heels or boots and a bit of makeup to really up the fashion factor!
Classics never get old, so don’t hesitate to layer your button down or denim shirt over a cozy henley or favorite tee for a more casual, laid back look. Add a scarf, jacket, fuzzy socks and a great pair of boots for a comfortable yet-stylish seasonal look.
Outfits like these are great all year long, allowing you to stay warm in chilly weather and/or air-conditioned offices, while offering lots of easily removable layers in case you get too warm!
How do you like to wear your button-downs?
Until next time,