8 Ways to Transform a White Button-Down Shirt

8 Ways to Transform a White Button-Down Shirt

Eight different and fun ways to wear this simple, but classic, wardrobe staple.


You can never go wrong with a classic white button-down-the-front shirt. Here are some great ways to style this must-have basic.

Step-by-Step

1. The Women's Bowtie
Button the shirt to the top and add a statement necklace.

2. Long, Layered Chains
Add some long necklaces under the collar.

3. A Floral Pin
Add a touch of spring with a fabric flower pin.

4. The Vest
Layer on a sweater shell.

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5. The Blazer
Wear a blazer in a deep color for contrast.

6. The Camisole
Unbutton a few top buttons and let some lace peek out.

7. The Crop Top
Unbutton a few lower buttons and tie the tails.

8. Shirt as Jacket
Unbutton the shirt the entire way with a great layer underneath. Belt if desired.

Tip: For these looks, wear a shirt that’s 100 percent cotton or a cotton blend. A thinner fabric, such as silk, will hang differently and be prone to snags from jewelry.



As the founder and editor-in-chief of SydneStyle, Sydne connects with her readers through her inspirational yet achievable style, while providing how-to solutions, trend spotting and styling advice. She currently lives in West Hollywood with her very chic rescue dog, Bunny.

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