Four New Ways to Wear the Classic White Button-Down

You know you’re in a fashion rut when you awake every morning and stare hopelessly into your closet claiming you have nothing to wear. The good news is you don’t have to max out your plastic on an expensive shopping spree; instead, you can shop your own closet and give new life to a classic item.

So read on below to discover four looks that with the right accessories, give new life to that blaise white button-down shirt. Who knows, morning dressing may just become something to look forward to!

Casual Cool

A staple in every woman’s closet, the white button-down can be transformed in a myriad of ways for everyday wear. Sure, a white shirt and jeans is a classic combination, but there are ways to amp up the look. For a more polished appearance, opt for a structured blazer over the white shirt and jeans and finish with a wide belt. If you’re not a jean kind of girl, a more creative approach would be the pairing of silk patterned pants and a white silk pocket-breast blouse. For summer, try half-tucking a white button down into a pair of slouchy shorts and capping the look with a straw fedora and flat sandals.

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Effortless Evening

With the right pairings, a white button-down can make a stellar impression on a night out. The combination of a white shirt paired with a sequin skirt or pants and heels for instance, results in a fashion-forward juxtaposition. If your style is a bit more downtown-girl-with-an-edge, try pairing a silky white button-down with skinny leather leggings and killer stilettos, for an outfit that will definitely command attention.

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Office Chic

Nothing screams ˜boring’ more than the pairing of a simple white button-down with ho-hum black pants. To spice up those nine-to-five outfits, try tucking a white shirt into a high-waisted skirt, and complete the outfit with a fitted cardigan and skinny belt fastened over the sweater. Taking a cue from the 50s, a white button-down tucked into a full skirt is timelessly chic. To keep the look current, however, accentuate your waist with a wide belt, roll the cuffs of the shirt and keep the length above the knee.

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Extra Credit

The easiest way to instantly transform a white shirt is with statement-making accessories. A chunky bib-necklace draws attention to your dé©colleté©, while stacks of bangles accessorize wrists left bare by rolled cuffs. For evening, there is nothing more classic than a bold, red lip worn with a white shirt and lastly, from the iconic wearer-of-white-shirts herself, Carolina Herrera, a popped-collar adds that instant je ne sais quoi.

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