8 things you can do with a white button down shirt – 17 looks!

8 things you can do with a white button down shirt – 17 looks!

Known for being simple and boring, white button down shirts can be one of the most underestimated pieces in a woman’s closet. I’m here to show you that they can be the closet staple you were looking for.

I’ve had this white button down for quite a while now, and I wear it all year round. I didn’t take any additional photos for this blog post, these are just the 17 ways I’ve styled this shirt for the past year and I wanted to share them with you.

For the office:

This is the no-brainer and what most women wear a white shirt for. It looks great with pants, blazers, skirts, long vests, etc. You get the point. They are easy to style for the office, but here you have 4 outfits that you can use as inspiration.

Since they are super classic, I always try to pair them with at least one bold piece. Even if you style it in a conservative way, do your hair different that day or add a bold lipstick or earrings. It makes all the difference.


Dress it up:

White shirts always look amazing with bold skirts. And if you have pearls, it’s a match made in heaven. Other ways you can dress it up, is with sequin pants or skirts, if you have a fancy jumpsuit and want to tone it down a little, you can tie the white shirt around your waist and it will look amazing!


Tie it around your waist:

This is one of my favorite ways to style a white shirt and I think it’s how I style them more often. It’s easy, and as I mention earlier, you can tie them over anything; skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, jeans. The sky is the limit.


With shorts for Summer:

White shirts look great with shorts and skirts, which makes them perfect for Summer. It will upgrade any plain Summer look in a second! Roll up your sleeves if it’s too hot and accessorize with a fun necklace, hats or espadrilles and you’ll look super chic.


Make it sexy:

White shirts sexy? No way!

Let me tell you, it’s possible. What I like to do is to unbutton them and wear a lace cami or bralette underneath. You can try this with jeans and high heels, OTK boots or a pencil skirt. It will look great every time.



White shirts are super easy to layer, like most button down shirts. This is how I like to style them during the colder months of the year. You can layer it underneath a dress, with a denim jacket or a sweater.


Casual for Fall with a denim jacket:

As you may have noticed, I love pairing my white shirt with a denim jacket. This look is one of my favorites! I feel that you can’t go wrong if you add an embroidery piece like I did with this skirt.


Plain with skinny jeans:

The most classic wear to style a white shirt; with heels and skinny jeans. Such a classic and I love it so much! You can also wear white sneakers or flats and it will be a more casual look but still so chic.


So, any thoughts on white button down shirts? Do you have one? What are your favorite ways to style it? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hoping you have a great weekend! Happy March!


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  • Camla

    Very fun & creative! You look like you are having fun too.

  • Claire

    I had no idea there were so many different ways to style a white shirt!!!

  • Kandi

    You are so creative and down to earth 🙌🏻
    Love that about you! Thanks for keeping it real.

  • Alice

    You are the best!!! Thanks for sharing your ways 🙌🏻

  • Hannah

    Love this…
    so many great ideas. Who knew? seriously….

  • Natalie

    I missed these posts Aimara!
    Love what you did here. I only have one white button down shirt and I never know how to style without looking boring, so this is definitely useful for me 🙂
    Have the best weekend!

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