How to Style the White Shirt

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Trends come and go, but the versatility of the classic white button-down is perpetual. It has the benefits of a blank slate and can be dressed down or dressed up; it can be knotted or tucked into our favorite pair of jeans; styled with a pair of relaxed sneakers; paired with a voluminous skirt.

Check out some tips to style your white shirt this summer!


Tuck a white button-down into a pair of well-loved straight-leg jeans for tailored appeal. Top your white button-down and denim combo with a sleeveless coat for transitional weather.


To dress up your denim look, add a classic white shirt and heels. Finish it off with a bandana or statement necklace.


With Jeans
There is little that doesn’t go well with a pair of jeans, and unsurprisingly, the white button-down is no exception. Both items are two of our closet’s big guns, and together, they look so fresh and so clean.

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With a Skirt
Whether its length is full, midi, at the knee, or mini, we’re a fan of how a skirt adds interesting volume to the lines of our straight up-and-down shirt.


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With a Pair of Sneakers
For a sporty look, throw on the crisp button-down and reach for a pair of comfy sneaks and/or a jaunty baseball cap—looking chic has never been so effortless!

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With Warm Layers
‘Tis the season for layers appearing, and the oxford shirt featuring an angled collar and not-too-thick material is ideal to fit under a trench coat or blazer, or even a pair of quirky overalls.


With Offbeat Details
Leather details via a motorcycle jacket, an oversized leopard clutch, or wrap-around studded platforms make the classic white button-down shine in a new fashion forward light.


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Written by Aneliya Vasilieva

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Editor In-Chief of Fashion Style Magazine, Aneliya Vasilieva is an international fashion editor and stylist. She edits and styles looks that enhance brand positioning and messaging and owing to her fashion experience and remarkable taste level, she has become well known in the fashion world. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and professionalism are qualities she brings to corporate styling projects for many clients in the industry. She also consults for brands across the luxury and high street sectors, advising them on digital editorial strategy. Aneliya has a great perception of fashion and beauty, of what’s happening on the runways and the street, and a keen sense of how to create dynamic images for her readers. Aneliya’s life includes trips to Paris for fashion shows, meeting with stylists, photographers, and designers.