Celeb - approved ways to style the button-up shirt

  • 08 May - 14 May, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Fashion

A button-up shirt is one of the most versatile pieces in a woman's wardrobe. It can be dressed up for work or dressed down for a casual day out.

While there are countless ways to wear a button-up shirt, there are certain combos we girls always fall back on. With the right fit, a dress shirt plays on classic menswear trends in a way that feels unexpectedly feminine.

To uncover some new ways to style a button-up shirt, we’ve gone deep into our Instagram saved folder and our favourite tabloid websites to find the best celebrity style inspiration. So without further ado, let’s examine a few It Girl-approved ways to wear a button-up shirt.

With skinny jeans

Celebrities have mastered the art of effortlessly styling the white button-up. The simplicity of the white button-up shirt makes a foolproof option when you just can’t decide what to wear. The white shirt is an enduring celebrity wardrobe staple for a reason. It has basically been indoctrinated into our closets as the Holy Grail of shirts, the one we all must-have. Here, Mawra proves that a crisp white button-up shirt and skinny jeans will always be a classic combo.

Under a long coat

If you're new to the world of long coats, layering a chic button-up underneath is the perfect place to start. Here is one key thing to keep in mind when attempting to nail the look: Keep the rest of your look simple. Opt for a similar tone of the shirt and the jeans and pair with a plaided long coat like Ayeza does here.

With wide-leg pants

If you’re someone who’s way over skinny jeans, this one’s for you. Slowly and gradually, the wide-leg pants are replacing the reign of skinny jeans and other skin-tight pants. So, throw on that white button-up with a pair of flared pants that make your legs look great.

Tucked into a skirt

Fitted button-up shirts have a reputation of being boring, but tucked into a feminine skirt, they feel surprisingly fresh. The trick is to pair your plain button-up with a stand-alone statement skirt. Consider the collared shirt to be like the side of rice that comes with your Chinese takeout. It doesn't add much flavour, but it sort of ties the whole thing together.