Monday, August 6, 2012

Building Your Wardrobe :: The Essentials

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A classic white button-down shirt is one of those pieces that every woman just has to have. I mean, it is probably one of the most universal pieces of clothing you can get. Traditionally worn with a pencil skirt for work, or a pair of trousers, is now a staple among fashion bloggers and fashion icons alike for everyday wear. My favorite ways to wear a white button-down are with ripped cutoff shorts or a pair of boyfriend or skinny jeans. Also looks FAB with a pair of printed shorts or pants, as you can see from Poppy Delevigne above. The shirt serves as the perfect clean slate for pairing loads of jewelry, such as a show-stopper statement necklace or over sized drop earrings. And, a little tip for ya - buy a men's white button-down! It gives you that over sized look, like you're wearing your boyfriend's shirt. I just recently bought this Old Navy Men's Classic Oxford Shirt and got it in a size Small Petite. It is the perfect white button-down. Wear it fully tucked in, totally out, or half-way tucked in, like the stylish Leandra Medine likes to do.
Here are some of my favorite button-downs out there.

invest:  James Perse $195 | Theory $225 | Acne $254
save: J. Crew $69.50 | Asos $33.14 | Gap $49.95

How will you be wearing your white button-down?
Do share.

19 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more about a great white button down!

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  2. a white button down is a great warddrobe essential! it is perfect to have just sitting in your closet for any occasion! love your picks girl!

    xxA
    www.letitbebeautiful.com

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  3. i totally agree with this, per my post today! check it out! I found a FAB one at the Nordys Anniversary Sale and I've worn it 4 times already since... :)

    xx
    N

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  4. Love the white button down blouse. This is a helpful series. Loving your blog <3

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  5. loving the j.crew look!
    xxxmcs
    mycharmingsister.wordpress.com

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  6. I can't believe I don't own one! BUT I did just buy myself a white blazer, another staple you posted about in this series awhile back. Thanks for keeping me inspired and fashionable xo

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  7. I love a white buttoned down shirt! I wear mine with shorts or printed trousers :)

    xx
    http://sundaesbest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. totally agree with this! i wear my white button down [or any button down lol] any chance i get! i love it with a pair of skinny jeans and heels - nothing is simpler and sexier :)

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  9. There's nothing better than a crisp white button up! Great picks! xo

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  10. WANT THOSE POLKA DOT PANTS, SO BAD!!!
    XX



    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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  11. Perfect post! I have 2 white-button downs but I have not pulled it out this summer. The look with shorts is perfect!!

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  12. the perfect staple - I love it with the jean shorts for summer!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  13. Totally rocking this today. Except my shirt is from Old Navy a couple of years ago. :)

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