12 New Ways To Wear Your White Button-Down

It’s that time of the season when even those must-have pieces you nabbed back in August are starting to feel, well, just not that new.  When wardrobe ennui starts to set in, the best way to beat it is with clever styling tricks.  Got a white button-down shirt?  Here are 12 ways to add some life to your mid-winter look.  

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Stockholm Street Style

Adding a mesh-detailed midi skirt makes this black and white combination anything but basic. 

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Stockholm Street Style

By the way, dresses don’t have to be a base layer:  Make a sleeveless dress work for you during the cooler months by layering your white button down underneath it. 

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A Love Is Blind

Play with proportions by styling a menswear version of this classic with a shrunken waistcoat and knee-high sport socks.

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Stockholm Street Style

Make it Annie Hall for the new millennium by accessorizing with a printed tie and spectator shoes. 

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Stockholm Street Style

If your whole MO is more black-on-black-on-black, then styling a white oxford underneath is going to feel like a whole new world to you.

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Jason Jean for Citizen Couture

Model Off-Duty Alert – literally!  Ming Xi gives this staple a fashion forward edge by keeping everything buttoned up and pushing the sleeves over her elbows. 

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Stockholm Street Style

Black and white never feels same-old, same-old when you add a shot of bright color, such as a yellow car coat. 

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Stockholm Street Style

Try an all-white look by adding the trouser of the season – a wide-leg crop – with dramatic pleats. 

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A Love Is Blind

A crisp-collared top adds an element of structure to a fitted floral minidress. 

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Sortrashion

Biker jacket? Check.  Ethereal feather-skirt?  Check.  Printed tights?  Check.  All the elements of a punk princess are here.  The white shirt complements the feminine and the tough. 

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An all-leather ensemble can get a little tough, so soften it up by styling an oversized shirt underneath for that perfectly kempt-unkempt look. 

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Man Repeller

Blogger Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller grounds this street style mash-up of a sheer tulle top with a miniskirt over jeans by wearing it with a Comme des Garcons men’s shirt. 

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REISS Franny Shirt ($150) in White

BCBG Floral Jacquard Body-con Dress ($298) in Denim Combo

Topshop Wool Boyfriend Coat ($196) in Bright Orange

BLK Denim Leather Motorcycle Vest ($795) in Dust White

American Apparel Stripe Knee-High Sock ($10) in Navy/Red

Club Monaco Meagan Sheer Dotted Top ($149.50) in Black Dot

Jil Sander Pina Cotton-Poplin Shirt ($460) in White

J. Crew Liberty Tie ($75) in Bright Nightfall Floral

Cynthia Rowley Midi Skirt ($325) in Black

LOFT Softened Shirt ($49.50) in White

Mason by Michelle Mason Leather Tee ($495) in Black

Shoe Cult Vampy Oxford ($135) in Black

The Row Nopraw Drape Culotte Pants ($1090) in Cord

J. Crew Collection Floral Dress ($398) in Misty Fog

Reformation Pebble Skirt ($198)