Today, I’m going to be showing you ten different ways of styling a white button-down shirt. As a slow fashion blogger, finding many uses for one item is one of my main goals, and I love to share my ideas with all of you. Let’s get started with testing the versatility of this white linen summer blouse.
Ten Different Ways to Style a White Shirt
This outfit is what I imagine I would wear at the airport if I became a celebrity one day. I paired my white linen blouse with high-waisted blue jeans and styled it up a bit with a belt. To keep it looking effortless, I half-tucked my shirt. Nude heels, a Panama hat completed the look. And of course, I needed my black shades to keep the paparazzi at bay.
This time I paired my white blouse with white jeans. I rolled the cuffs of the jeans up a little bit to show off my ankles since this outfit called for my leather gladiator sandals. I tied my shirttails to draw attention to the brown leather belt I chose to match my shoes. And I completed the look with a straw boater hat and a bucket bag.
I love this black silk slip dress, but unfortunately, it has a small tear. The tailor couldn’t save it, but he did put a small patch over the tear. Luckily, I wore my white linen blouse over the dress, so the hole was completely covered. I tied the tails of my shirt at the waist to give my outfit some shape and paired it with my Reformation black heeled sandals. For the final touch, I put on my straw boater and carried my bucket bag. Now, nobody needs to know I ripped my dress...except everyone who is reading this.
For this look, I styled my white blouse with a suede mini skirt that has a sixties vibe. I chose the flat leather gladiator sandals to go with it, and since I’m kind of extra, I chose to wear a large silk scarf on my hair, as if I’m about to go for a ride in a convertible. Cat-eye sunglasses and my bucket bag were the clear choices to complete this look.
For this look, I chose to style my white shirt with wide-legged red pants--so red, you can’t ignore me. I paired this with my black heeled sandals, and to take it up a notch, I added a black belt. A Panama hat and black shades added an air of mystery to the look. And for the final touch, I chose a black purse.
For this outfit, I started with a classic combination of white shorts and a beige tank top. I styled it with my white blouse, worn open over the tank top. This is something I love about button-down shirts--being able to wear them either open or closed lends itself to so much versatility. I chose the leather sandals again, and the bucket bag to keep in the same color family as the tank top, and threw on the Panama hat and cat-eye sunglasses to pull the look together and take away from the pajama vibe of this outfit.
Now it’s time for my favorite color combination: black and white. Here, I’ve styled my white blouse with a pair of wide-legged black pants, which is one of my favorite pieces. To elevate the look, I chose to pair it with a black belt, black stiletto sandals, and a black bucket hat. I added a black bag to finish the look.
Linen is a fantastic summer fabric, and I’ve chosen to pair my linen blouse with a beige linen skirt. My leather gladiator sandals made an appearance in this look, as well, along with my bucket bag. To style things up, I tied the tails of my shirt at my waist, braided my hair, and chose a colorful scarf to wear around my neck. Lastly, I donned my Panama hat. I love this look because it gives me exotic vacation vibes, which is something that’s been sorely lacking during the pandemic.
This time, I decided to do something a little different. I styled my blouse with a schoolgirl-style plaid dress. I paired the outfit with my nude slingbacks and added the straw boater hat to make it a little chicer. To be honest, I feel like I’m too old for this outfit, but it’s still cute, and I’m happy to give you all ideas, even if it’s not my preferred style.
For the last look, I am once again in my favorite color combination of black and white. I styled my blouse with a pair of polka dot pants that I haven’t worn in years, but I happily rediscovered them recently. I tied my shirttails at the waist and added my black stiletto sandals and a polka dot scarf to match my pants. I completed the look with my black bucket hat and cat-eye sunglasses.
If I can create ten outfits with only one shirt, imagine how many outfits you can create with a wardrobe of only ten versatile items just like this. Let me know which look you liked the most!