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21 Ways to Style the Classic White Button-Down

As if you needed even one reason why this fashion essential belongs in your closet

Trends come and go, but the versatility of the classic white button-down is perpetual. It has the benefits of a blank slate and can be dressed down or dressed up; it can be knotted or tucked into our favorite pair of jeans; styled with a pair of relaxed sneakers; paired with a voluminous skirt; need we say more?

Below, we’ve culled 21 examples of the classic shirt’s many styling options. Try one, try them all!


With Easy Denim

There is little that doesn’t go well with a pair of jeans, and unsurprisingly, the white button-down is no exception. Both items are two of our closet’s big guns, and together, they look so fresh and so clean.

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With a Skirt

Whether its length is full, midi, at the knee, or mini, we’re a fan of how a skirt adds interesting volume to the lines of our straight up-and-down shirt.

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With Offbeat Details

Leather details via a motorcycle jacket, an oversize leopard clutch, or wrap-around studded platforms make the classic white button-down shine in a new fashion forward light.

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With Warm Layers

‘Tis the season for layers appearing, and the oxford shirt featuring an angled collar and not-too-thick material is ideal to fit under a trench coat or blazer, or even a pair of quirky overalls.  14

 

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With Light Hues

Rules were made to be broken, and if you’re going to “live on the edge” and wear white after Labor Day, why not go all out? Pair your white button-down with clean white denim or another soft hue for an all-over angelic look.

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Are you the proud owner of a white button-down shirt? How do you prefer to style yours? We’d love to hear!

 

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