The white button up is often associated with long days in the office, attending meetings and answering emails, but you don’t have to limit yourself to only wearing this classy and timeless top just for work occasions, right?
I actually really love the white button up and I think it’s such a classic shirt, that every girl should have at least one (or five) in their wardrobe because there’s nothing quite as refined and timeless!
While I do usually wear button-ups for work, there are occasions where I like to wear them on my days off as well for a more put-together look! If you’re like me, you probably don’t want to limit your chances of wearing this classic top just for work, right? That’s why, today, I’ll be sharing some tips on how to wear a white button for a casual, day out look!
1. Opt for a No-Collar Shirt
The usual button-ups that are worn to work have collars, but on my days off, I always find myself reaching for the ones with no collar because they’re just way less formal.
However, if you don’t have a button-up without a collar, you can always make the top less “stuffy” by leaving the first two or three buttons unbuttoned, so it’ll look a lot more effortless.
2. Pay Attention to Details
As always, there’s nothing quite like the subtle details that sets your outfit apart from others. One of the things I’ve been loving so much in the recent runway shows are the exaggerated silhouettes, particularly when it comes to sleeves.
From balloon sleeves to ruffles, the options are seemingly endless, and there’s nothing I like more than bell sleeves because they’re subtly girly and flirty and add just the right touch of femininity to just about any ensemble!
With its bow-tie flared bell sleeves, this classic white button up is anything but boring, don’t you agree?
3. Pair with Classically Casual Denim
While button-ups are usually paired with pencil skirts and dress pants during a normal workday, I definitely opt for denim on the weekends for a more laid back and casual look. When tucked in to some high-waisted skinny jeans, a white button up definitely looks effortless yet classy, while also helping to elongate your overall silhouette.
4. Finish with Luxe Sneakers
And of course, there’s nothing I love more than the juxtaposition of different styles to make for a visually enticing look! For this particular ensemble that consists of classic pieces like a white button up and skinny jeans, casual sneakers with a luxe twist definitely adds some visual interest to the overall outfit, don’t you think?
The overall combination of these stylistically different pieces gives this ensemble an air of effortless chic that can’t be achieved otherwise.
Express Bell-Sleeve Button Up in White
Forever 21 High-Waisted Ankle Jeans in Medium Wash
Do you like wearing the white button-up on your day off? What are some of your favorite ways to style it for a casual look? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from you all!