Certain items in your closet are automatically deemed essentials—items that never leave, no matter the season or your style. One of the most elegant of these is a button-up. Originally made for men’s polo, the button-up has been revised specifically for women’s office wear. Button-ups can be worn in many different ways from office wear and even on the weekend.
Wearing button ups casually can be tricky. Even though button ups are a classic and simple piece, it’s easy for them to appear formal. Luckily, if a majority of the items in your outfit are on the trendier side, the button up can appear modern and up to date.
Leather is one of the best ways to style something as refined as the button up. For a night out with leather shorts or a leather skirt and one strap heels , the button up appears sleek. A button up even looks good with leather pants and lace up heels for a date night.
A chambray button up is effortlessly casual with boyfriend jeans and pointed flats. For an even more casual weekend, try patterned shorts and gladiator sandals. Skinny jeans are always a must for denim, and with an army green button up and mules, you’ll be thankful you didn’t chose sweats.
A circle skirt looks great with a button up and ankle boots particularly because it gives off a more feminine look. Let’s not forget the day Miranda Kerr wore the fedora outfit and forever made her way into my heart’s best dressed list. You can even take a lesson from Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe (Sabrina, boating outfit) with high waisted crepe shorts and wrap around espadrilles. Don’t forget to tie it up at the waist! If you’re feeling indecisive about wearing a crop top throw a button up around your shoulders and put on high waisted shorts.