Five Ways to Wear a Button Down

five ways wear button down

Think you’re not a button down kind of person? Well honey, it might be time to think again. A super-classic piece, a button down is a wardrobe essential for any closet. No matter what your style, you’ll be sure to make use of this versatile item. Not convinced? Stay with me…

If you’re a minimalist with a clean, classic style, keep it simple and effortless by pairing a button down with you favorite jeans.

button down with jeans

Looking to mix it up? Tuck a button down into a skirt. Pairing it with a pencil skirt is perfect for work, but they also look great with more casual pieces.

how to pair a button down and skirt

Tying a button up is a fresh way to style your skirts of any type, but it also converts your favorite dresses into a completely new look. Awesome.

wear button down over a dress

Layering up is a great way to add depth to an outfit. Just add a cardigan, sweater, or even a sparkly blouse. Bonus points for pattern mixing!

layer a button down

Popping on a blazer is a great way to add a little interest (and warmth)!

how to style button down with blazer

Or toughen your look up with some leather.

how to style button down with blazer

And don’t forget: if you suffer from puckering around the buttons like I do, fashion tape will be your friend!

Have I convinced you to pick up a button down (or five)?

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21 thoughts on “Five Ways to Wear a Button Down

  1. Rachel

    Cute idea for a post! In the working world, button-downs are a must, so it’s nice to see that you can dress them up and down in so many different ways!

  2. Alyssa

    I own so many button downs, it’s hard to keep track! They’re so versatile (as you prove here!) that they’re definitely a closet staple. Great post, lady!

  3. Olivia

    I love wearing button downs and all of these styles are great! I especially love layering a button down under a cool leather jacket. Great post love!

    xo Olivia
    This Looks Good On You

  4. Jen {Pearls and Lace}

    Such amazing tips! I’m definitely on the hunt for some more button downs this spring! Have you seen the polka dot pop over from J.Crew? Hahaha never mind, of course you have because we’re both completely obsessed πŸ˜‰

    xo jen

  5. Evani

    I absolutely adore your sense of style Lauren! You wear a button down so well and I really love how you tied up the chambray shirt! If I can find a long white skirt like that, I’d completely replicate that outfit. <3

  6. Head to Toe Chic

    I love every single way you styled the button down! I definitely need to wear mine more often.


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