There are some pieces that every woman needs to have in her wardrobe, a classic white button-down shirt is one of them. Crisp, clean, and timeless, this top is a must-have for any chic closet. I love its versatility and the elegance it conveys in its simplicity. You can either opt to wear it to the office, to cocktail hour, a coffee date with your best friend, or even to a casual day out. That is precisely the beauty of plain white button-down tops, you have the freedom to dress it up or dress it down as you wish. The styling options are infinite! It is only your imagination and creativity that will limit the ways you can wear this classic shirt.
Take a look at how I styled this style staple in two different ways, and perhaps you can gain some inspiration on how to wear it yourself.
Cinching your waist in with another classic, a slim leather belt, upgrades this white shirt even further and makes the silhouette more feminine and ladylike. This waist detail perfectly matches the traditionally girly silhouette of the brocade full knee-length skirt.
To make this feminine ensemble look even more graphic and modern, add black accents like these patent black pointed pumps. Another contemporary sartorial classic to add to your wardrobe.
Don’t forget to finish off your look with statement accessories that pack some major wow factor, a stunning quilted leather Chanel bag and a striking pearl ring ought to do the trick nicely.
This first look is simply made to go from office to post-work drinks. It is polished and glamorous with the right hint of trends to tie it all together.
For my second look with this crisp white shirt, I chose to clinch my waist once again and highlight my shape. This time around though, I used a bright pink color, which is ideal to match this beautiful and summery Singapore weather.
The white top acts as the perfect contrast to all the bright colored pieces I chose to coordinate with this outfit. The white is the ideal color to balance these brights and make them work together harmoniously.
The subtle yet on trend pink printed skirt adds visual depth to this ensemble and matches to the pink belt and handbag to a T. I also love the sophisticated pencil skirt silhouette!
Accessories can make or break an outfit, and these add-ons simply make the skirt stand out even more. The yellow flats acts as a brilliant color contrast to all the pink, while the mini YSL satchel gives it a shot of trendy style.
Look #2 is made for weekend dates, but can just as easily be adapted to more formal occasions.
So, which look do you prefer? I love them both so much! It is so hard to choose!