5 Casual Ways To Wear A Button-Up Shirt

Written by on May 21, 2014 in Fashion, Style File - 3 Comments
5 Casual Ways To Wear A Button-Up Shirt
The button-up shirt: when it comes to this closet staple, the possibilities are endless. Think of it as a blank canvas, just waiting for your personal touch to turn it into a work of art! You can add layers on a chilly day, pair it with a skirt and statement necklace for the office or throw it on with your favorite boyfriend jeans and heels for dinner and a movie. It’s one of those truly versatile pieces that will always work, no matter the occasion or season. To prove it, we found five completely different—and effortless—ways to style this classic favorite.

Written by Kari Bolen
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  • Create the perfect preppy look by layering a bright sweater over a patterned button-up. This outfit could transfer from the office to a casual date night flawlessly!

    Image: Elle Apparel Blog

  • A crisp white button-up with jeans makes for a casual yet polished ensemble. For a playful element, add a patterned shoe!

    Image: Native Fox

  • You can’t visit a fashion blog these days without spotting a pair of floral pants (and you won’t hear us complaining about it!). Metallic oxfords and a casual button-up come together beautifully for this flirty take on the menswear-inspired staple.

    Image: Trendy Taste

  • This look feels put-together yet completely relaxed. Throw on some comfy high-waisted shorts and knot a pretty button-up to achieve this chic pairing.

    Image: mr. newton

  • Mara is the very picture of a lady in this vintage-inspired summertime look. A feminine button-up in a sweet polka-dot print is the perfect accompaniment to a bold red skirt!

    Image: M Loves M

  • Karma Mantra

    Noted! You should come check out our Japa Mala collection, http://www.karmamantra.com!

  • Kiri Cragin Folwell

    Gotta say, I am a sucker for the preppy look. And that polka dot shirt is to die for!


  • Amanda

    Style guides featuring the women’s button up shirt are always helpful. I love the way this article refers to this piece of clothing as a ‘blank canvas, just waiting for your personal touch to turn it into a work of art!’ That statement is so true, a women’s button up shirt is the perfect foundational piece to start creating an outfit around. You can add your own style to turn your outfit from casual to fancy, and anywhere in between. Here’s an example of this clothing piece: http://ptaylorclothing.com/portfolios/fall-2014/?cpt_item=boston-shirt

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