STYLE GURU STYLE: The White Button-Down Is a Fashion Fundamental

STYLE GURU STYLE: The White Button-Down Is a Fashion Fundamental

If there is one staple, one must have, one necessity in a Fashionista’s wardrobe, it would be the classic white button-down. The versatility and ease of the piece makes it indispensable.

It can be dressed down for a day in the city or dressed up for a business casual event. The simplicity of the pieces lets you accessorize however you want which really lets you show your personality in the details of the look. I could have all of the clothes in the world, but my go-to guilty pleasure piece is always and forever will be the simple and sleek white button-down.

I remember when I was in high school, I wore this staple at least once I week. I would pair it with a leather skirt, tuck it into overalls, pop it under a sweater, or even layer it over a body con dress. I honestly could have worn it every day if it wasn’t weird. The possibilities were endless! It got to the point where I wore it so much that the fabric became worn down and I accidentally ironed a hole into it. I was heartbroken, but only for a very short time because it gave me an opportunity to indulge in my obsession. Call it an addiction, but now I own four, and their own unique details that made them essential for my wardrobe. You’d think I would stop there, but every time I go shopping, I still gravitate towards with every white button-down I see.

In this look, I’ve showcased my favorite white button-down from Lord and Taylor. The beautiful accordion pleating on the back makes it sweet and girly, while the simple metal buttons give it class. The slight high-low hem makes it ultra flattering on my hips, and it looks great tucked into anything. I’ve paired it with my favorite Ralph Lauren jeans with a frayed detailing on the bottom, and a pair of suede nude booties. I’ve accessorized with a rustic chunky necklace and my Kate Spade cross-body bag. The navy wide brim hat from Vince Camuto and a mid-length tan vest completes this simple, yet stylish look.

Everyone who knows me and my personal style knows that I love wearing white button-downs. If I could only wear one outfit for the rest of my life, this shirt would definitely be a part of it. A white button-down is the easiest way to look classy, stylish, and put together which makes it a fashion fundamental.