How many ways can you style the tried-and-true, classic button down shirt? There’s no exact number, but I can assure you that, with some creativity, the possibilities are endless. Here are 10 ways to style casual button down shirts.
10 Ways To Style Casual Button Down Shirts
Button down shirts are an essential piece to everyone’s wardrobe. They’re a classic, versatile staple, which is what makes them great for mixing, matching, styling, and creating outfits.
If you’ve hit a creative rut when styling your classic button-down, don’t panic because your fashionable fairy godmother(s) have arrived and we’re here to make it all better.
Keep scrolling for 10 ways to style casual button down shirts!
Taken from Jane Birkin herself, the fashion goddess who knows that button down shirts look best when the sleeves are roughly folded and the shirt is loosely tucked.
One of our fave go-to looks with a casual button down shirt is the preppy look. Wear it under a vest or sweater and you’ll look Oxford-ready. However, if you want to take the preppy look down a notch, try wearing the button down shirt underneath a crop top. ’90s, anyone?
Personally, my favorite way to style an extra-loose button down shirt is with a chic knot. I’m liking the country girl vibes of this look.
4. Under a Dress
Don’t want to show off too much skin with a sleeveless or strapless dress? Or maybe you want to add an extra touch of style to your look. Wear a button down shirt underneath a dress for a unique look!
Nowadays, I’m seeing more women tucking in their button downs. But honestly, I find it refreshing to see untucked shirts again, which was actually the way they were meant to be worn. An untucked button down also gives off a more laid-back and casual aura.
Casual button down shirts can be transformed into a completely different piece of clothing — like an off-the-shoulder top. The look above is another great idea for how to style a button down.
7. Put a Blazer on it!
For a polished, crisp and tailored look, wear your button down underneath a boyfriend blazer.
8. Bow Tied
This style goes back to the ’70s when huge bows were a major trend. 46 years later, we still love the bow, but we’d rather opt for a smaller, more modern version of it.
9. A Dress of Its Own
Got a long button down shirt? Or maybe your significant other has a shirt he isn’t using? Turn it into a dress! Let’s recycle, people!
10. With Skirts
And, of course, we can’t forget the classic button down shirt and skirt pairing. This is another sexy, yet polished look.
The button down shirt is a staple that can be adapted in a variety of ways to fit your personal style. We hope these ideas got you excited to wear your button down shirt in a new, unconventional way. I know I can’t wait to try a different outfit with my worn button down!
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