STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: White Collar

Style Advice of the Week

While your jacket was taking up the spotlight, a white button-down shirt was patiently waiting in your closet for the day you chose your button-down over your jacket. It may seem peculiar to wear a button-down as an alternative to a jacket, but on spring days where the weather is high 60s to 70s a button-down is just right. A blast from the 70s past, this Fashionista is seen wearing classic black loafers, a cross-body bag, a pair of sunglasses and a white button-down blouse.

This Fashionista’s white button-down was found at Urban Outfitters. This Fashionista wore her button-down differently by buttoning the top two buttons as well as the sleeve cuffs. This week’s STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK is all about trying to find a way to incorporate the collared button-down into your outfit. If you’re looking for another way to wear a button-down, tie it around your waist. A plaid button-down works best with this trend, so try this Polo Ralph Lauren shirt.

Loafers are an ideal summer shoe considering their level of comfort. One piece I fell in love with from this Fashionista’s outfit was her classic black loafers. These loafers from Sperry Top-Siders add a vintage feel to her look. Sperry sells loafers in a variety of colors if you’re looking for something to wear other than black.

This Fashionista is wearing a white and green tea colored floral dress to wear under her button-down blouse. These blend of colors definitely give off a springy vibe. She adds a pair of cool round metal Ray-Ban sunglasses to accessorize and matches her loafers and sunglasses with a kate spade black cross-body bag. Match this Fashionista and accessorize with your favorite pair of sunglasses. Although her bag is small and simply black, wearing a small bag compared to a larger one gives more attention to your outfit which exactly what’s necessary with all the pieces this Fashionista is wearing.

Make your button-down shirt your own. Style it in ways you’ve never seen on a Fashionista before: rolled sleeves, one, two or three buttons buttoned or worn around the shoulder. As long as your button-down is sharing the spotlight, you can wear it however you’d like.

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