Styling a classic striped button down shirt 3 ways for spring and summer
As the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to start thinking about your summer wardrobe. And what’s a more classic summer staple than the button down shirt?
The button down shirt is perfect for any occasion, from casual hangouts to office meetings. It’s chic and comfortable and an easy way to elevate any look.
For the spring and summer, I love a striped button down shirt. The pattern gives it a fresh feel with a bit of that costal grandmother and old money aesthetic that has been so popularly lately.
How to find the Best Button Down Shirt
When it comes to choosing the perfect button down shirt for summer, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you want a fabric that’s lightweight and breathable, so you don’t overheat in the sun. Look for cotton or linen blends, or even bamboo or rayon materials that offer a cooling effect.
Next, don’t be afraid to play with colors and patterns! Summer is the perfect time to break out bold and bright hues or fun prints that can add some personality to your outfits. And of course, a classic white or chambray button down is always a chic option.
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Choosing the Best Button Down Shirts for Summer
Now that you know what to look for in a summer button down, let’s talk about a few brands and styles I love.
I recently found the perfect striped button down shirt from Plenty. It as a slight oversized fit and fabric has just the right amount of structure for it to look crisp, but still be comfy. Check out more options here and get 15% off with code yesmissy15.
I’ve also have a few button down shirts from Uniqlo, which are a fantastic option for those on a budget. Not only are they affordable, but they’re also made from high-quality materials. My recent fave is their linen shirt, which I’ve styled below.
I also love the Gap Big Shirts. These button downs are a great option for those who love a more relaxed, oversized fit, and comes in a variety or prints and colors.
3 Ways to Wear a Striped Button Down Shirt
And now to see this piece in a few outfits, I’m sharing 3 fun and fresh ways to wear a striped button down shirt this summer with pieces from Plenty.
Summer Date Night Look:
Tied Up Button Down Shirt Look
Summer nights can be tempermental, and a button down makes a great wardrobe staple that you can easily throw over a look for a little more warmth or just to add some style.
For this date might look I wearing a cream skirt set from Plenty and with a striped button down shirt overtop. I’ve tied at the waist for a fun date night look.
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Classic Jeans + Button Down Outfit:
Tucked in & Belted
When it comes to timeless outfits, it’s hard to beat a button down shirt paired with jeans. This tucked in look is so timeless and polished, yet always looks stylish.
I’ve given this classic look a bit of that old money aesthetic with some understated accessories like this Celine Triomphe belt and simple gold jewelry. I’ve also draped a cardigan over the shoulders to elevate the look even further.
This outfit is perfect for casual workdays or just everyday wear. Plus, the wide leg jeans are a great option for summer since they offer a looser fit that’s more comfortable in the heat. It’s an effortlessly chic outfit that’s sure to turn heads!
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Weekend Look with an Unbuttoned Shirt
Another great way to wear your button down shirt is to leave it unbuttoned. It’s a perfect choice for the summer when you want a little more coverage without feeling too hot. Plus, it creates a more relaxed and laid-back vibe.
To pull off this look, I’ve paired some white wide leg jeans with a cozy knit tank top. I’ve also left my striped button down shirt unbuttoned for a chic yet effortless look. It’s a great outfit for running errands, hanging out with friends, or even a casual day at work.
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Do you have a favourite way to wear your button down shirts? Let me know in the comments below.
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Mica - Away From The BlueMay 7, 2023
You make that shirt work so well for you! I really like that last outfit, the perfect mix of casual and classic 🙂 You style such a great basic so well.
EileenMay 26, 2023
Thanks so much Mica!
AshleyMay 5, 2023
I absolutely love a button-up shirt, and you’re right- there really are so many ways to wear this piece!
EileenMay 26, 2023
It’s such a great closet staple!
NinaMay 1, 2023
Wardrobe staple! Loved the ways you styled it.
EileenMay 26, 2023
Thank you Nina!
JenniferApril 24, 2023
I love how versatile a button down is!
Curated by Jennifer