The White-Shirt Manifesto: Your Manual for Wearing a Button-Down

There’s no wardrobe piece quite as classic as a white button-down, but the style staple has been done so many different ways. It may seem simple, but there’s a lot to know, so we broke it down for you. From the five best outfit formulas to the easy way to cuff your sleeves to the best shirt at every price point, consider this your comprehensive guide to the classic white top. No matter if you're planning to dress it up or down, here's how to make the most of this wardrobe must-have. 

Watch the cuffing video below, then read on for a breakdown of our favorite ways to wear a white button-down, and to shop our favorite picks!

Layer It Under a Standout Dress

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A Love Is Blind

Add Sophistication to Relaxed Denim

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A Love Is Blind

Pair It With Trousers for a Polished Ensemble

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Collage Vintage

Go for Classic With a Blazer and Pencil Skirt

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Collage Vintage

Wear It Under a Relaxed Sweater or Sweatshirt

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Gastro Chic