13 Style Tricks That Will Instantly Update Your Basic Button Up

Wearing a blouse doesn’t have to be boring. 

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    Click through for simple styling tricks that will improve your next blouse-centric ensemble and shop our favorite everyday button-down shirts! 

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Styling Trick: Improve a simple blazer and button-down look by pushing the sleeves of your blazer up to expose a bit of the shirt underneath.

     

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    PHOTO: Style du Monde

    Styling Trick: For an evening look, unbutton one extra button to reveal a bit more of skin.

     

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    Styling Trick: Layer a solid colored blouse under a fitted short sleeve sweater for an office-appropriate and stylish look.

     

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    Styling Trick: Pair a classic white blouse with a fancy pleated skirt.

     

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    PHOTO: Style du Monde

    Styling Trick: For a casual daytime look, roll the sleeves and leave your blouse untucked.

     

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    PHOTO: Lee Oliveira

    Styling Trick: Roll and scrunch the sleeves.

     

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    PHOTO: Lee Oliveira

    Styling Trick: Want a conservative yet edgy look? Button your blouse all the way to the collar and drape a black leather jacket over your shoulders.

     

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    Styling Trick: Go for a boyish look by styling an oversized blouse with a knee-length coat and flats.

     

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    PHOTO: Style du Monde

    Styling Trick: Pop the collar—in a chic and cool way of course!

     

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    PHOTO: Style du Monde

    Styling Trick: Softly tuck a lightweight blouse into a flirty and full midi skirt.

     

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    PHOTO: The Urban Spotter

    Styling Trick: Try a messy side tuck.

     

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    PHOTO: Gastro Chic

    Styling Trick: Wear an oversized, structured blouse under a cropped jacket to expose the tail and cuffs of your shirt.

     

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    PHOTO: Streetfsn

    Styling Trick: Leave your blouse unbuttoned enough to show off a chunky necklace.

     

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    Current/Elliott The Prep School Shirt ($198)

    The perfect springtime blouse! 

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    ASOS Sleeveless Skirt with Contrast Collar ($48)

    Layer this under a blazer, cardigan, or jean jacket!     

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    Club Monaco Diana Dalmatian Shirt ($140)

    Wear this to the office or out on a date! 

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    MiH The Oversize Shirt ($220)

    The ultimate oversized blouse. 

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    Guess Charlotte Long-Sleeve Poplin Top ($70)

    High-waisted jeans would look perfect with the blouse. 

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    CP Shades Chambray Boyfriend Shirt ($130)

    Here’s another chambray shirt to add to your closet. 

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    California Tailor Shirt No. 1 ($168)

    We love how this blouse already has a “worn-in” look. 

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    Equipment Brett Experimental Blouse ($258)

    This lightweight fabric is perfect for spring. 

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    Obakki Sleeveless Silk Blouse ($250)

    The sleek hemline down the center adds a polish touch. 

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    Burberry Brit Check Cotton Seersucker Tunic ($295) in Light Blue

    We love this subtle print. 

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    Theory Lerlynn Shirt ($215)

    Talk about a structured blouse! 

    Click here for more ways to wear a basic blouse.

     

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The Prep School Shirt

The Prep School Shirt

Current/Elliott, $198
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Sleeveless Skirt with Contrast Collar

Sleeveless Skirt with Contrast Collar

ASOS, $48
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Diana Dalmatian Shirt

Diana Dalmatian Shirt

Club Monaco, $140
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The Oversize Shirt

The Oversize Shirt

MiH, $220
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Charlotte Long-Sleeve Poplin Top

Charlotte Long-Sleeve Poplin Top

Guess, $70
SHOP
Chambray Boyfriend Shirt

Chambray Boyfriend Shirt

CP Shades, $130
SHOP
Shirt No. 1

Shirt No. 1

California Tailor, $168
SHOP
Brett Experimental Blouse

Brett Experimental Blouse

Equipment, $258
SHOP
Lerlynn Shirt

Lerlynn Shirt

Theory, $215
SHOP
Sleeveless Silk Blouse

Sleeveless Silk Blouse

Obakki, $250
SHOP
Check Cotton Seersucker Tunic

Check Cotton Seersucker Tunic

Burberry Brit, $295
SHOP
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