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The best ways to wear your favourite white button-down shirt

The best ways to wear your favourite white button-down shirt

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The best ways to wear your favourite white button-down shirt

Breathe new life into this wardrobe staple with a bit of style inspiration.

There's a reason why we love the white button-down. Whether it's oversized, fitted, short sleeve, cropped, silk or cotton, it's always a chic—but unfussy—way to embrace classic style. But, like even the most stylish women, we sometimes get stuck in a fashion rut. Which is why we pulled together some great white button-down shirt looks from some seriously stylish women. Discover new and fresh ways to wear a white button-down below.

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There's nothing chicer than a casual white button-down shirt under a blazer. Keep the look modern with boyfriend jeans and patent brogues—extra points for embracing metallic. 

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You can make this borrowed-from-the-boys piece feminine in an old school way by pairing it with a pleated midi skirt and sharp kitten heels.

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If you're worried about a white on white look, just remember to play with texture. The silk shirt paired with crisp denim and leather shoes makes this look a winner.

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Embrace the menswear vibe of this piece by pairing it with a classic black blazer and trousers—though we might recommend ditching the tie to avoid any waiter confusion.

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Keep this piece cozy by topping it with an oversized knit. We especially love the addition of a statement piece of jewellery.

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Pair your button-down with tailored separated for the office. A pencil skirt (in a fun print or colour) plus chic heels is a no-brainer when it comes to professional dressing.

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This look is for the bold. Pair statement pants and shoes with a white button-down and a classic blazer. Think of this as business on top and party on the bottom.

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Put a little prep in your step with trousers, loafers and fun socks. For the extra preppy, add a fisherman knit and drape it over your shoulders. Very refined gentleman, no?

If a slim-fitting button-down if your choice, play with proportion and pair with wide-leg pants. 

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One of our favourite things about the button-down is that it can be so easily layered. Under your favourite sweater and jacket, and with jeans it's a casual piece that still looks pulled together.

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For a touch of French je ne sais quoi, pair your white shirt with black skinny jeans, tousled hair and lace up shoes.

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If your jeans and white button-down combo could use a little edge, might we suggest a trendy faux fur topper?

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The button-down doesn't need to be the base of your outfit. Instead, layer it over a turtleneck and tuck it into a fun skirt.

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A white button-down can make even your most summery pieces (this printed mini skirt just screams vacation) look polished. Ice cream not included.

 

The best white button-down shirts to shop now:

 

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The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Roll Out

A rolled sleeve is a casual take on this trend. Keeping the shirt buttoned right to the top gives it a menswear look.

Read more: Short-sleeve shirt, $55, gapcanda.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Light touch

Just in time for spring, this linen option features a curved collar and hidden buttons for a streamlined minimalist vibe.

Read more: Tunic, $300, ralstonwillians.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Amazing lace

Modern minimalism not your thing? Try this lacy number that adds a touch of the Victorian era to your outfit.

Read more: H&M Studio Collection shirt, $149, hm.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Bow tie

The button-down's usual breezy nature is juxtaposed with a cinched waist and short sleeves, highlighting a more defined shape.

Read more: Wilfred short-sleeved shirt, $98, aritzia.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Show of shoulders

Yes, the cold-shoulder trend has reached your trusty wardrobe staple, making for a crisp but stylish upgrade.

Read more: Cold-shoulder shirt, $55, reitmans.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Cuff 'em

Add a little drama with stiff longer cuffs. They work especially well when they peek out from beneath a blazer or a light sweater.

Read more: Shirt, $40, dynamite.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Wide cotton shirt, $30, hm.com.
 

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Shirt with ¾ sleeves, $36, zara.com.

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

White scalloped sleeve shirt, $85, bananarepublic.ca.
 

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Relaxed silk collarless shirt, $88, everlance.com.

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

New Blythe top in silk, $128, jcrew.com.

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Asos Curve oversized shirt with stripe, $68, asos.com.

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Babaton Kearney blouse, $110, aritzia.com.
 

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Eyelet white shirt, $65, gapcanada.ca.

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Shimmer button down, $129, freepeople.com.
 

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

Cooperative short-sleeve shirt, $59, urbanoutfitters.com.

The best white button-down shirts to shop now

 
Premium quality silk blend blouse, $99, hm.com.

 

 

 

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