A Unique Way to Combine Two Button-Up Shirts Together

Melissa Radford
by Melissa Radford
4 Materials
5 Minutes

The classic button-up shirt is always a go-to in my wardrobe. However, sometimes I like to style them in a more unique way by combining two shirts into one! In this tutorial I'm going to show you an easy way to transform a simple shirt (or two in this case) into a super unique outfit!

First Step

Begin by laying your two shirts down on a flat surface. It is best to choose two shirts that have similar fabrics. Button two adjacent sides together starting with the bottom buttons. In this example I have buttoned the right side of the black shirt to the left side of the light blue shirt. It doesn't matter if the shirts have a different number of buttons as long as you start from the bottom because the extra buttons remaining on the one side will just be extra detailing around your neckline!

Putting on the Shirts

Next, place your arms into the sleeves that are furthest out from the buttons that you just did up. These will be the sleeves that are nearest the open side that isn't buttoned up yet. Then, once you are in, start buttoning the open side up beginning with the bottom buttons again. The extra arms should be hanging on your back.

Finishing Touches

Finally, tuck any excess fabric together in the back and tie the leftover arms around your waist to make a belt-like feature. Depending on the size of your shirts (fitted vs. loose) you may have some extra fabric to play with.

Final Outcome

This is how the final look will turn out! You can play around with the sleeves by tying them in different ways (ex. tie on the side instead of middle front) or experiment with wrapping them differently than what I've shown above. I wore pants that matched one of the shirts to bring the whole outfit together but otherwise kept my accessories very simple by only wearing a necklace because this top stands out on its own! If you would like to cover up the back of this double shirt combo, add a cardigan, blazer, or overcoat and your creative look will still shine through.

These tips can be used to style pieces you already own or you can shop similar products to what I've used using the links in the text and also listed below.


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Suggested materials:
  • Black Shirt   (https://www.zara.com/ca/en/oversized-satin-effect-shirt-p03071310.html)
  • Light Blue Shirt   (https://rstyle.me/+O_6BHNljKVJgI2c3rZ2UFg)
  • Light Blue Pants   (https://www.garageclothing.com/ca/p/satin-wide-leg-pants-/0716618.html)
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