5 Ways to Wear a Button Down Shirt

Button down shirts are very versatile. You can wear them with different things and achieve different looks. They’re also very comfortable which makes them a closet staple for most women. In case you’ve scored a button down shirt from rummaging through your boyfriend / husband’s closet or you found a really cute one at the mall and you’re wondering how you can wear it, here are some of our suggested ways to wear a button down shirt:

  • Classic with jeans and heels – get the classic button down shirt look by pairing your piece with jeans and some heels. This look is perfect if you want to go for something casual that needs very little effort but will still make you look good. This classic outfit combination barely needs accessorie and neither do you need to wear your hair fancy. In fact, a top knot would do. A crisp white button down or a pinstriped one is usually what works best with jeans but of course you can also wear other colors and prints.

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  • Street Casual with Shorts – create a very fresh and summery look that’s perfect for the streets by wearing you button down shirt with a pair of shorts. You can wear any kind and style of shorts that you fancy from denim shorts, distressed or ripped, lace shorts, leather shorts, tweed shorts, cut offs, origami skorts and whatever else you can think of. Dress it up with heels or keep it casual with flats.

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  • Vintage and tied – get a retro vintage kind of look by tying your button down shirt on the front in a knot. This style can be worn with anything from pants to shorts and skirts. It’s very cute and it’s perfect if you’re looking for a fun way to play up the classic button down shirt.

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  • Chic with highwaisted pants – get a super chic and sleek look by wearing your button down shirt with a pair of highwaisted skinny pants. Highwaisted pants offer you the ability to create an illusion of a tinier waist and you can maximize that by tucking your button down shirt in. You can also add a belt if you want to really get the best slimming effect this outfit combination has to offer.

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  • Smart and sexy with a pencil skirt – if you want something that you can wear to the office, the combination of a button down shirt tucked in to a pencil skirt and a pair of gorgeous heels would be perfect. This outfit is smart and at the same time has a bit of a sexy air to it.

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