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How to Dress Down a Button-Up Shirt

dress down a button up

Button-up shirts can easily feel like workwear or a piece that needs to be dressed up. Right now, it’s super on trend to wear button-ups casually. Here’s how to dress down a button-up shirt!

 

I love wearing button-ups in dressed-up outfits for work, meetings, church, and more. But they’re also a great option to elevated a casual outfit!

Here are a few ideas of how to dress down a button-up, plus some tips for making it feel purposeful and effortless.

 

outfit links for the outfit above:

EVERLANE SHIRT | MADEWELL JEANS | ADIDAS SNEAKERS | AMAZON HAT | TARGET BAG | MOLTEN HOOP MADEWELL EARRINGS 

 

 

How to dress down a button-up for everyday

1. Pair it with casual bottoms. You can do it with linen pants or shorts, jeans, leggings, or any other kind of casual pant. This pairing immediately makes the outfit feel more casual. If you’re doing jeans, any wash works, but try a pair that’s lighter wash, since a darker wash can often feel dressier. A raw hem also contributes to the casual level!

2. Try a sneaker for your shoes. This is one of my go-to shoes to instantly make an outfit more casual. Make sure they’re slim and sleek sneakers, not a clunky running shoe.

3. Add casual accessories. Try a baseball hat and a casual shoulder bag for really easy accessories that make the outfit feel casual.

HOT TIP: When you’re pairing casual and more elevated pieces, throw in a little jewelry and tuck in your shirt or add a belt with your jeans, just as a second elevated item. It helps the pairing make sense!

 

Other examples of dressed down button up shirts

Here are a few other examples from past outfits where I’m dressing down a button up shirt. I hope these examples give you some good ideas for pieces in your closet that you may not think to put together.

 

linen pants button up shirt
white shirt and jeans with belt
old navy cropped pants, madewell crossbody, rothy's sneakers, africa safari outfit
how to wear a button up shirt
madewell jeans, madewell button down shirt, maurices navy trenchcoat, sambas

One Comment

  1. Arlet Amiri says:

    I liked your fashion sense you looking so gorgeous on it if you try this Pittsburgh Pirates Bomber Jacket with some graphic tshirt and white shoes with blue jeans you lookinng next level attaractive

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