You guys already know that I’m a huge advocate of wardrobe basics, but there’s one that’s particularly trendy this season. It’s the white button-down shirt. I’m definitely here for it since this staple is endlessly stylish and versatile. Whether you want to dress yours up for the office or need a simple top to pair with that trendy skirt, it always comes in handy. Perhaps the best part about it is that you can wear it for years to come regardless of your age. To show just how versatile my favorite staples is, I wanted to share 7 ways you can style it right now.
Similar White Linen Shirt | White Gucci Mules (run TTS or go up by 1/2 size, better for budget here) | Levi’s Denim Shorts | White Gucci Belt (read my Gucci Belt Sizing Guide HERE) | Amazon Sunglasses | Gold Layering Necklaces and Here | Chanel Red Handbag
It might seem like anything goes when it comes to denim, but a white button-down shirt will help polish it up. I love how effortlessly chic it looks tucked in with a designer belt. Easy loafers will dress down the combo, but you can also spice it up with a pair of heels.
White Button Down Shirt | Superdown Faux Leather Skirt (also love this one) | LAGOS Stainless Steel Link Band for Apple Watch | LAGOS Blue Caviar Diamond Link Bracelet | LAGOS Caviar Spark Diamond Pendant Necklace | LAGOS Caviar Spark Diamond Earrings | LAGOS Caviar Spark Diamond Bracelet | Givenchy Antigona Handbag | Similar Sunglasses | Christian Louboutin Pumps
A tucked-in white button-down can easily come off too corporate looking, which is why I’ll often tie mine at the waist. This works on top of any skirt or dress – and makes this classic piece feel much more trend forward.
If you’re looking for a chic weekend attire, try styling an oversized white button-down shirt on top of leggings. This simple combination looks incredibly chic with booties, flats, or heels. If it feels too basic, you can always pile on accessories like a trendy fedora.
Sometimes, all you need is a bit of styling to make a button-down shirt feel new. I love pulling mine off the shoulder for a modern yet sexy look.
Verishop White Button Up Shirt (almost sold out, similar here) | Similar Coated Jeans | Chanel 19 Shearling Bag (similar here) | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (similar here) | Nordstrom Fedora (sold out, similar here)
An off-beat tuck can also make a huge difference. I love playing with an undone, half-tuck to channel that cool-girl vibe. It makes a high visual impact with basic denim.
Lioness Black Blazer (wearing an XS) | Equipment Silk Blouse (wearing an XS) | Similar Levi’s Denim Shorts | Gucci Double G Belt (wearing a size 70, read my Gucci belt buying guide here) | Gucci White Marmont Bag | Similar Sunglasses
Outerwear can also transform this staple. If you need to balance out more casual bottoms like distressed denim, just add a blazer for a sophisticated touch.
Equipment Shirt | Similar Leather Jacket | Anine Bing Lace Bralette | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (under $100 – run TTS) | Chanel Bag | Celine Edge Sunglasses (similar here, better for budget here) | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (similar here | Daniel Wellington Watch
Edgy details are an easy way to usher the white button-down top into the spotlight. Whether it’s a leather jacket or some faux leather pants, they’re my go-to for the ultimate transitional look.