I'm a Fashion Editor, and I Swear By This 3-Piece Outfit Formula


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As I've gotten older, some semblance of a personal style has started to emerge. While I love checking out the latest trends, I've landed on a set of outfit formulas that have served me again and again over the years. There's one in particular that I keep coming back to: a button-down shirt, jeans, and loafers. The combination always seems so effortlessly put-together and expensive-looking. This look is especially reliable on those days when you want something easy and chic.

Since I've been reaching for this three-piece outfit formula repeatedly, I thought I'd browse the best online retail destinations to help you do the same. Soon, you'll have solid closet staples you can mix and match to create endless stylish looks. Ahead, shop items you can use to build the ideal everyday combo for yourself.

Button-Down Shirt


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It's really hard to go wrong with a button-down top. Depending on your personal style, there are many types of button-down styles you can rock. From short-sleeve and long-sleeve varieties to crisp white and striped ones, the options are endless. 


Aisha wear blue jeans and a red leather jacket as poses in front of NYC streets

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A solid pair of all-American denim jeans will go excellently with any button-down top for the ultimate take on an easy, casual look. Ahead, there are a wide variety of styles, ranging from vintage '90s to wide legs.



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Top off this simple look with your favorite pair of wear-with-everything loafers. If you need some inspiration, I've found some gorgeous styles that'll do the job.

Associate Shopping Editor
Chinazor "Chichi" Offor is a Georgia-born, Los Angeles–based associate editor and model who has recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, and joined Who What Wear's West Coast offices. For WWW, she utilizes her love of personal style to dish out shopping advice to the masses.

After graduating from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, Chichi moved to Brooklyn and began hustling to make it in the NYC media world. Before landing at WWW, she spent some time at Vice Media Group, where she helped revolutionize Refinery29's plus-size and inclusive fashion coverage and even co-hosted a summer styling series. Prior to R29, she supported Bustle Digital Group's commerce team and freelanced for various publications.

Chichi is a multi-passionate, pop culture–obsessed television and music lover who enjoys a good concert and a yummy meal just as much as she loves analyzing cultural trends and throwing together a solid outfit. After work, you can probably find her bopping around the best L.A. restaurants talking about her latest ADHD-fueled hyper-fixation (e.g., Jesse McCartney's underrated career, TikTok black hole discoveries, and theories on the emo-rock music revival).