13 Style Tricks That Will Instantly Update Your Basic Button Up

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

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

 

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Styling Trick: Roll and scrunch the sleeves.

 

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

 

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

 

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Styling Trick: Try a messy side tuck.

 

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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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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! 

ASOS Sleeveless Skirt with Contrast Collar ($48)

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

Club Monaco Diana Dalmatian Shirt ($140)

Wear this to the office or out on a date! 

MiH The Oversize Shirt ($220)

The ultimate oversized blouse. 

Guess Charlotte Long-Sleeve Poplin Top ($70)

High-waisted jeans would look perfect with the blouse. 

CP Shades Chambray Boyfriend Shirt ($130)

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

California Tailor Shirt No. 1 ($168)

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

Equipment Brett Experimental Blouse ($258)

This lightweight fabric is perfect for spring. 

Obakki Sleeveless Silk Blouse ($250)

The sleek hemline down the center adds a polish touch. 

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

We love this subtle print. 

Theory Lerlynn Shirt ($215)

Talk about a structured blouse! 

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