Ask any fashionista a must have closet workhorse item, and my guess is a lot of them will say a white button up shirt.
A white button up shirt is so versatile. It goes with anything, can be dressed up or down, and it’s literally a blank canvas for whatever you want your outfit to be. That’s why this month’s “One Piece Two Ways” series features the perennial favorite as we move towards spring.
Today I’m styling my white button up shirt casually, and tomorrow I’ll dress it up as the second part of this monthly series. So don’t forget to check back tomorrow! Or, if you don’t trust yourself, you can always subscribe to my blog so that you never miss a post.
My white button up shirt is from Madewell. It falls just in the middle between drapey and crisp. I love that it can keep its shape without being to starchy or, itchy, or uncomfortable. But on the other side of that, it’s also not too flowy or casual. FYI on sizing: I usually wear a small and, but am wearing an XS in this shirt. It’s an oversized silhouette so if you want it to fit closer to the body (but still not tight), then you may want to size down.
In the spirit of keeping things casual, I opted for these great, everyday high-rise jeans by Citizens of Humanity and kept the back of the shirt un-tucked. Tan France would be so proud. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please go to your Netflix and watch Queer Eye, stat. Or just click here. I did hem the jeans just above my ankle. I’m 5’4” for reference and went TTS.
To accessorize without adding a ton of jewelry, I simply popped this silk bandana around my neck. Although it’s black, the flowers have kind of a nude shade to them. So instead of going matchy-matchy on my purse with my slides, I changed things up with my brown Chloe bag. The bandana kind of pulls both of them together. (It would also look just as cute tied around the strap of the bag, too!)
There you have it: a casual, yet still fashionable way to dress down a white button up shirt. Shop my entire look – including my sunnies and shoes – below. See you tomorrow for the second part of this month’s series!