We’ve all got at least one white button down shirt in our wardrobe. They’re timeless, classic and versatile. But it’s easy to get stuck in a style rut with a classic white shirt. After all, they can seem so business-y and professional. But the truth is, this is one wardrobe piece you can play up or down and in countless combinations. We stopped ourselves with nine of them.

Tucked into black denim

Source: www.theannaedit.com

For something minimal and striking, wear your classic white shirt tucked in (or tied in a knot) like fashion blogger, The Anna Edit, does here. 

With white sneakers

Source: www.pinterest.com

Of course, your sneakers don’t have to be white, but it brings your outfit together in a crisp layering look.

Make it preppy

Source: www.pinterest.com

Pair your favorite white button down with a pastel pair of shorts (or even white denim cutoffs) for a look that’s preppy and put together.

Flowy and feminine 

Source: www.pinterest.com

If your shirt is a bit on the oversized side, leave it untucked. It’s simple but style it with statement jewelry and you’re done!

Easy breezy

Source: www.pinterest.com

Who says a white button down has to be formal? Pair it with a playful skirt and leave it opened for some serious weekend vibes.

With a leather jacket

Source: www.pinterest.com

Why not combine two classic pieces together in one fool-proof outfit?

White on white

Source: www.pinterest.com


This is definitely a look for summer days (and nights) so try it while you can.

With any skirt

Source: www.pinterest.com

Since the classic white button down is so simple and versatile, don’t be afraid to veer off into unusual cuts and prints. 

Layer your look

Source: www.pinterest.com

For an even more creative look, layer a slip dress, denim jeans and your classic white shirt all at once. Why not?