4 Ways to Style a Classic White Button-Up

4 Ways to Style a Classic White Button-Up

The classic white button-up is one of the most iconic and essential wardrobe staples out there. Regardless of your style preferences or how you organize your wardrobe, a white women's oxford shirt is a versatile must-have that fits seamlessly into any outfit rotation.

Whether you already rock these universally flattering button-ups regularly or have some at the back of your closet that hasn’t seen the light in far too long, you might be looking for tips or inspiration on just how to style these tops. We’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite ways to style your classic white button-ups that’ll likely leave you feeling inspired to try a new look.

With Straight-Leg Jeans

For a casual yet cute approach to rocking your classic white button-up, try pairing this top with straight-leg jeans. The straight-leg jean trend isn’t going anywhere, and we’re not mad about it, as these pants are flattering on every figure. They also happen to look great with several different classic white Oxford-style tops and offer an wardrobe option that you can quickly adapt to any season.

Opt for a breezy white button-up with the sleeves rolled up in the warmer months and pair it with straight-leg ankle jeans in a light denim wash. This look goes great with mules or sandals, depending on if you want to dress it up a bit or keep it more casual. And, in the cooler months, opt for a darker shade of denim, add a leather or pleather jacket layer, and complete the look with black Chelsea boots. These are both outfit options that are fuss-free yet stylish and happen to be flattering on everyone, so you can rock these looks in complete confidence with minor tweaks year-round!

Under a Sweater

A white button-up works just as well under a women's sweater layer as it does as a stand-alone top. Choose either a crewneck or a V-neck sweater, as these necklines tend to look best with a button-up shirt collar peeking out of them. You can wear this timeless combo with slacks or chinos for work or with jeans or leggings for a casual weekend brunch.

Play around with textures, patterns, and colors with your sweater. Your button-up is such a versatile bottom layer, so you can get creative in terms of how you pair it. Chunky cable-knit sweaters, vibrant-hued cashmere sweaters, or oversized print sweaters are all great options here.

With a Skirts or Skorts

For a look that’s as stylish as it is classic, try wearing your classic white Oxford with high-waisted skirts and skorts. This is a charming look for fall, especially if you add a sweater and rock some opaque tights and boots along with this outfit.

To style your button-up with a skirt or skort, you’ll want to opt for a more fitted top so you can easily tuck your top into your skirt or skort, or go the route of a French tuck. This will create a more streamlined and flattering silhouette. Go for a skirt or skort that’s knee-length or even thigh-length and complete the look with tights for an outfit you’ll want to wear again and again.

Over a Tee or Tank

As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to love the classic white Oxford shirt, they also work well as top layers in the warmer months. Try styling one of these oh-so-versatile button-ups as a top layer over a short-sleeved V-neck women's t-shirt or a scoop or high neck tank. Any of these necklines look super flattering with the collar of your button-up, and you can opt for a print or solid color bottom layer.

This layered yet breathable top combination looks great with high-waisted cotton or linen shorts or airy cropped women's pants, in a material like linen or chambray.

This comfortable yet cute outfit is perfect for any springtime or even early summer day, especially if you have a picnic in the park or a backyard soiree on the agenda. Simply pair this look with strappy sandals or cute sneakers and a subtle necklace, and you’re good to go!

All of these styling options for your classic button-up white shirt are universally flattering, timeless, and easy to throw on if you’re in need of a quick outfit idea. With year-round options for wearing this kind of top, it’s no wonder that it will never go out of style.

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