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The Wardrobe Basic Every Woman Needs And How To Style It This Fall

Do You Have An Oversized Button-Down?

Every woman needs a button-down in their closet!  First, it’s a classic staple and a true wardrobe workhorse. Secondly, you can wear it in all seasons while looking put together and effortless. An oversized button-down adds a little edge to the classic basic and is just as versatile as its timeless counterpart. If you were following me during the summer, you might remember this oversized white button-down and the various ways I styled it here. You can take that same button down and wear it for fall too! And I’m showing you how below…

Don’t forget, I put togeher a capsule wardorbe for fall/winter with all the basics you need this season!

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wardrobe basics, white button-down shirt, oversized button-down shirt, styling a button-down shirt, Erin Busbee, fashion over 40

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Styling A Button-Down Shirt For Fall!

Wondering how to take that same button-down shirt you order during the summer and style it for fall? It’s simpler than you think! Replace the denim shorts and wedges with some of your other classic fall pieces like a moto jacket, jeans, and boots. It seems so simple… because it is! In this look, I’m wearing an oversized Citizens of Humanity blue and white striped button-down with a pair of  basic skinny jeans. I added the perfect 3rd layer… a black leather moto jacket. This moto jacket is one I’ve owned for a while and it’s a little pricey but the quality is so good! And it would make a wonderful gift for yourself this holiday season 😉  To finish off the look, I’m wearing my new favorite pair of black boots by Isabel Marant. They’re a western-inspired style that’s very on-trend right now. But they are SO versatile. I’ve worn them with pretty much everything this fall! You could also throw on a pair of sneakers and wear a tank or cami underneath the shirt and leave it open for a lightweight 3rd layer. This is great if you live in a warmer client and need transitional pieces for fall.

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More Ways To Style Your Oversized Button-Down

Let’s talk about some other ways to style your button-down shirts this fall and winter. Also, I  linked several options at various price points below!

  • Under a sleeveless dress…an unexpected cool layering option and a great way to “winterize” your dresses.
  • With a pair of leather or vegan leather pants. And, you can wear it untucked over slim-fitting pants.
  • With a mini or midi skirt…try a half tuck. Remember, if you’re wearing a billowy silhouette on top, keep the bottom more fitted to the body.
  • Under a blazer for a slightly less casual look that would be great for casual Friday.

Be sure to check out this video for some elevated and unexpected ways to style your button-down.

Are you team oversized, OR team classic and tailored button-down? Or maybe you are both? You can’t go wrong with either!
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Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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7 thoughts on “The Wardrobe Basic Every Woman Needs And How To Style It This Fall

  1. LUV this post! I’ll wear almost any white or cream button-down–oversized or tailored. For cooler temperatures try a bandana or scarf at the neck for an instant ZING!–Anne

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