Styling The Basics #1: White Button Down Shirt

I’ve started a new YouTube series on my channel, called Styling The Basics (video above).
In this series, I plan to show you multiple ways to style your wardrobe basics.
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My first basic…is the white button down shirt.
You can watch the video or keep scrolling to see the white button down styled 5 ways!

Styling Your White Button Down Shirt 5 Ways

White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt with mother denim skinny jeans with racing stripe from shopbop

JEANS |  WHITE SHIRT |  BAG  |  SUNGLASSES  |  CHOKER | PUMPS 

Look #1 | With Jeans

I would consider the first look (above) one of my go-to’s.
Wear your white shirt with a pair of killer jeans.

I’m wearing my button down with these Mother Denim racing stripe jeans that create that illusion of a slimmer leg.
I paired them with these suede nude pumps by Sam Edelman.

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White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt with a black pencil skirt, waist belt and henri bendel leather backpack

PENCIL SKIRT  |  PUMPS  |  BAG  |  WHITE SHIRT  |  CHOKER  | SUNGLASSES  |  BELT

Look #2 | With Pencil Skirt

The quintessential, feminine office outfit…a white button down and pencil skirt.
I added a waist belt to create the illusion of a more defined waist, and also add something extra to the look.
You can also add a skinny scarf, a bold handbag, or statement necklace.

Think about wearing basics, like you might think of a blank canvas. You can add color, texture, etc to your look.

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White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt under a black blazer as part of a woman's suit

BLAZER | PANTS  |  PUMPS  |  WHITE SHIRT  |  SUNGLASSES  |  CHOKER

Look #3 | With Blazer and Pants

This look is another option for work. With a chic, classic blazer, and some fit and flare trousers, you’re creating a power suit.
Finish off the look with pointy toe pumps to make you look taller.
Your trousers should almost dust the floor, with only a sliver of your shoes peeping out.

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White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt under a loft black swing dress with elizabeth cole pendant necklace

WHITE SHIRT | BLACK DRESS  |  BLACK BOOTIES  |  NECKLACE   |  SUNGLASSES  |  BAG  | CHOKER

Look #4 | Under Dresses

Layer your white shirt under your dress. This is a fun trick to pull out in the fall/winter season.
And, a great way to winterize your dresses.
Add tights to this, and you might even be able to wear it to the office!

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WHITE SHIRT | JEANS  |  BOOTIES  |  CHOKER  |  SUNGLASSES  |  BAG

White button down shirt, how to wear a white button down several ways, in this picture, fashion blogger from colorado, Erin Busbee styles the white shirt as a bustier

Look #5 | As A Bustier

I learned about this styling trick from Aimee Song of Song of Style.
She showed an option for styling a white shirt as a bustier, and I was so inspired!
It’s a bit on the sexier side so I’d wear it going out or to a party.
You button the front and leave the sleeves out to create a sweetheart neckline. Then, take the sleeves and tie them in the front (under the bust).
I think this is such a clever, imaginative, interesting way to wear your white shirt.

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White Shirts

FYI…the shirt I styled above is a no iron shirt cause I kinda detest ironing.
If you want a softer, thinner cotton shirt…check out the Frank & Eileen line.
For white shirts that are less pricey, look at Loft. They sometimes have the “softened shirts,” which is a similar concept for a lot less.

White tops on sale here.

Other Posts

You may also like this post featuring some edgy pants that are amazing!
Or this post, where I show you the perfect outfit to wear as a wedding guest.
And don’t forget to check out five modern and sophisticated outfit ideas for the office post.
Or how to wear cropped pants to work here.

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