On Tuesday I shared 3 ways to wear your white button up, and today I want to share three more looks. The possibilities are nearly endless with a basic white shirt like this, and they really are an essential for every woman’s closet, so if you don’t have one, seriously go get one.

First up, Layered With a Sweater. This is such a perfect fall layering piece — throw it under any of your sweaters and either roll the sleeves up, or keep them down and have the wrists puffed (like I did here). You can also leave the collar unbuttoned (like I did here), or button it all the way up for a more preppy look. Try it with oversized sweaters, thick and thin sweaters, or three quarter or short sleeved sweaters.

gap shoes (sold out, similar here)
Next, Tied Up. I’ve only started doing this to my shirts in the last few months because before that I felt like it looked too “cowgirl.” But as long as you’re wearing modern, feminine pieces (and not cowboy boots), it doesn’t look cowgirl at all. Plus, it’s a great trick for remixing those oversized button up blouses. Try it over maxi dresses or shorter dresses. 
tobi dress (sold out, similar here)
hinge booties (on sale!)
And lastly, layered under a dress. During the cooler months you can still get some good use out of your sleeveless dresses by layering button ups under them. I typically go for a chambray button up, but a white button up creates a whole different look, both evening and work appropriate. Plus, I love the little hint of sparkle tucked under the collar. You could also wear it under sleeveless maxi dress, or sleeveless tops. 
joules dress, (sold out, similar here and here)
See Part 1 here (and happy remixing!)


  1. Natali says:

    First outfit is so perfect for every day and running errands, 2nd outfit is great for just meeting your friends, go for lunch or coffee and third one is my favourite one and perfect for date nights or a business meeting!


  2. I love the dress! And that skirt is gorgeous. I’ve always been a little hesitant to wear it tied, but I think you made it work! Now I’ll have to try.

    Thanks for the tips!


  3. Again great fashion inspiration, I already do a couple of these things but it is great to see how you styled it! xox

  4. I love the first outfit. Cool, chic, casual!


  5. Sarah H. says:

    Pretty sure I’ve done all of these with my button-up shirts before! Which means you have excellent taste 😉

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

  6. Stylish Housewife says:

    I found the perfect white button-down blouse over the summer. Looking forward to cooler temps so I can start layering over mine too!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  7. Agi says:

    I love it styled under the dress. Will have to try that.



  8. Julia Manfredi-Hobbs says:

    I’ve always loved that yellow dress

  9. Michelle Moyer says:

    Although they are all adorable, I think the yellow dress is my favorite. You look amazing in it! 🙂

  10. Laurie says:

    Hi Merrick! Love this white blouse/shirt! Did you order the TALL, or the regular? My experience with Old Navy shirts is they run short in length.

  11. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I’m loving the tied up, and the under a dress look!



  12. I somehow just bought my first white button up too, and have been wearing it all.the.time. Layered under a sweater is my fav!

    Kristina does the Internets

  13. Nicholette says:

    ANNNNnnnnd looking like a cowgirl can be totally awesome sometimes, anyway.

  14. Janssen says:

    You look SO pretty in that first outfit. Seriously, some of the most gorgeous pictures of you.

  15. I love love love this post!
    I have so many different work shirts but I never know how to wear them on the weekends without looking like I am going in to the office.
    The layered style is my fav! that sweater is stunning.

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