Turn a Button Down Shirt Into This Going Out Top

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5 Minutes

Hey guys! Today, I’m going to show you one of my favorite button-down shirt hacks. Button down shirts are great for work or other formal settings, but when you’re going out at night a button down can make you look kind of stiff.

I’m always looking for ways to make my clothes more versatile, so here is a hack to turn a regular button down into a fun and flirty ‘going out’ top.

I’m doing this trick using a really nice black satin button-down shirt. Find one of your favorite button down shirts.

Tools and materials:

  • Button down shirt
  • 2 feather slap bracelets
Closing one button

1. Close one button

Start with your shirt unbuttoned and close the button at the center of your chest.

Wrapping the front panels

2. Wrap the front panels

Take one of the bottom corners of the shirt and pull it through the buttoned section from underneath so it comes out over the top. 

Wrapping the front panels

Take the other side and pull it over the top of the buttoned button and thread it through so it’s hanging from under the button.

Tying shirt

3. Tie and tuck

Tie the hanging sides of the shirt so it sits in a nice knot. 

Tucking shirt

Tucking shirt

Then tuck up the sides of the shirt neatly into the shirt. Then tuck the color into the shirt.

Adding feather cuffs

4. Feather cuffs

For the finishing touch add some feather cuffs.

Button down shirt hack: Finished look

Button down shirt hack

How fabulous is this outfit? Were you able to recreate this look? Let me know in the comments.

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Suggested materials:
  • Button down shirt
  • 2 feather slap bracelets

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