One of the most versatile items in my closet is a white button front top. I’ve had mine for years, and it continues to be a classic that I wear season after season. But I find it especially useful during those transitional months of spring and fall! One of my all-time favorite ways to style it is knotted at the waist. Ready to get the updated classic look? Here are seven tied button front outfits for spring!
Seven Tied Button Front Outfits for Spring
Before we get to the outfits, you may be wondering what the best way is to knot your button down! I got ya covered! Just last week, I created this video on Instagram, sharing how to get the perfect bow tie every time!
Ok, so now that you know my secret knot trick, let’s get into the outfits!
Button Front Top Over a Dress
We’re starting off with an outfit that gives you a lot of bang for your wardrobe buck! I often think of dresses as one-piece throw-on-and-go items. But by adding a knotted button front top, you get a whole different look to your dresses! Make sure to knot right at your waist to accentuate your curves and achieve a simple top and skirt look! Try it with mini dresses, midi dresses, and maxi dresses! I find it works best with a dress with a defined waistline or one that’s slimmer fitting to the body like my sheath tank dress!
Pull On Shorts and Button Front Top
With the high waisted cut and breezy leg, these pull on shorts and tied button front top are giving me all of the retro vibes! I also love how it creates curves on my straight figure! That’s always a big bonus in my book! 😉
To achieve this look, make sure your bottoms are high waisted with a relaxed leg. Don’t have this type of short? A high-waisted mini skirt would also work perfectly! This one from Amazon is a personal fav of mine! (See how I styled the Amazon mini skirt!)
Tied Top and High Rise Jeans
Does it get any more classic than this?! To give the look a slightly more on-trend vibe, I went with my favorite pair of high rise distressed denim! But if you prefer a more timeless option, go with a non-distressed pair! This combination works with a variety of denim cuts as well! Wide leg, straight leg, skinny jeans, and crops will all work!
Button Front Top and Midi Skirt
I dress pretty casually in my everyday life, so oftentimes you’ll see me rocking my favorite midi skirts with a knotted tee or front-tucked top. But I love that by adding a tied button front top, the outfit is instantly elevated to a dressier look! Of course, I still went more casual with my choice of shoe, but you could easily swap a sneaker for a heel for a night out! Top with a fitted leather jacket to further complete the look! Or for a more casual version, opt for a denim jacket! My main suggestion is to keep any outfit toppers you have on the more structured side to contrast the flow of the skirt.
Tied Top Over a Jumpsuit
This is one of my favorite combinations! I love a wide leg pant, and the look is so easily achieved by tying a button front top over my wide leg jumpsuit! (Like the dress option, it also allows me to get more use out of my jumpsuits! Win-win!)
I’ll go ahead and address the one complaint I’m sure to hear. Yes, you will have to un-knot your top and take your arms out to go to the bathroom (unless you have a strapless jumpsuit!). Honestly for me, this isn’t an issue. I love a jumpsuit and routinely deal with it while layering with tees, button-front tops and jackets. But if you’re not much of a jumpsuit person, dealing with a knotted shirt on top may end up being an extra step in frustration!
Pull On Pants with a Button Down
Although I tend towards either a structured or flowy bottom with a button down, this pull on pants look ended up being one of my favorites! It’s a nice in-between with a relaxed straight leg and fitted waist. Another great option would be a wide leg pant or crop like these!
Tied Button Front Top with Cutoff Shorts
Another classic. You just can’t go wrong with denim shorts and a white button down! In contrast to the flowy shorts I showed earlier, these cutoffs provide much more of a structured look. Both work, proving that you can pair your favorite button front top with just about any bottoms in your closet!
Get more outfit inspiration by checking out my style sessions series!