The button-down white shirt lounging in our closets has, over time, made its way to being a staple. We call it an essential for its comfort and versatile nature. Also, it easily lends an undeniable appeal to the wearer. If you’re a fashionista, we know for sure we’d find a white button-down shirt on raiding your closet. The fact that it can make you look prim and ready even when you have just rolled out of bed makes a good case to own one already. Not to forget those oh-so-many days when your inner lazy bug kicks in.
Obviously, like any other garment, there are multiple ways to wear a white shirt depending on the occasion. Give the white shirt a formal spin on a work day, wear it to a casual brunch out with friends or just sport it on a date night. Still having your doubts? WODROB has narrowed it down to 3 looks to work that white shirt so you can take it from day to night with minimum effort. Read on…
For a 9-5 look
When it comes to getting workwear ready, a white button-down surely is your best bet. There isn’t just one way to do so. We suggest you work it to your vibe and mix and match for a great look. Here, we’ve teamed a white shirt with fitted trousers from Mango and Van Heusen brogues. It ticks off being comfortable while keeping it classy. But that’s not all; you can switch it up with a pencil skirt, maxi skirt or even flared pants to go with the button down shirt. And did we mention our love for statement earrings?!
Wear it on a casual midday stroll
We don’t always associate wearing a shirt with casual wear but who sets the rules anyway? Take that button down shirt for a spin and pair it up with a high waist denim skirt, metallic sneakers and add a pop of colour with that bright crossbody bag. Its sports luxe-meets-chic and we love it. Other options for your Sunday brunch could be a pair of flared denim jeans and bright-hued mules for an easy, relaxed look.
Get your date night glam on
With deconstructed silhouettes are at an all-time high, the white button-down can be very conveniently moulded to your liking. For the post-work outing, we’ve kept the shirt unbuttoned from the top and allowed it to fall from the shoulders. Another trick could be to wear it as a one-shoulder top. To finish off this look, pair it with a floral pleated skirt (H&M here), nude sandals and a white sling bag. It’s hard not to turn heads when stepping out looking like an absolute girl boss.
Model: Isha Khanna