Work shirts: we all have them, but how cool do you look in yours when you’re off duty? (Save answering that for after you read this.) With a little inspiration, you will see that a button-down shirt can be one of the most versatile pieces you own! Plus, a summer-friendly sleeveless shirt can give you the same effect, while keeping you a little cooler. Read on for fourteen ways to breathe some new life into your work shirt this summer and, of course, shop our picks for the best ones!
14. Metallic Shorts and Sunglasses + Printed Jacket + Black Belt
This must-copy look is made extra cool by the fact that the belt goes around the jacket. Go for a skinny black belt, and try to keep your look down to two colors when choosing everything else but the white shirt.
Now that you’ve seen what you can do with one, keep reading to shop our picks of perfect button-down shirts!
Asos Sleeveless Blouse With Drop Pussybow and Pintuck ($42) in Ivory
A pussybow blouse is an easy way to dress up any outfit.
Burberry Prorsum Linen Shirt ($585)
This bright linen shirt is perfect for summer.
Acne Studios Sleeveless Collared Button-Down Blouse ($220) in White
Play with silhouettes by pairing this oversized shirt with a cropped moto jacket.
H&M Cotton Shirt ($30) in Blue/Striped
Try a borrowed-from-the-boys-look and pair this with a blazer and trousers—don’t forget the pumps to tie it all together!
Club Monaco Diana Shirt ($130) in Pale Pink With White
A lace bra is perfect for wearing under this sheer top.
Equipment Signature Washed Silk Shirt ($210) in Black
Warning: Equipment shirts can be highly addictive!
Daisy Street Sleeveless Shirt in Stripe ($48) in French Navy
Swap out your usual striped shirt for this summer-ready version.
Each X Other Cotton Voile Shirt ($236)
Wear this dressy shirt with denim-on-denim for cool contrast.
Diane von Furstenberg Lorelei Two Lace Blouse ($298) in Black
Achieve a dramatic look by pairing this lace top with a printed skirt and statement necklace.
Mango Crepe Shirt ($55) in Off-White
This simple white shirt is ideal for layering.
Etro Button-Down Deco Dot & Floral Tunic ($885) in Blue Gold
Wear this withan all-white outfit and let the beautiful Etro print be the star of your look.
Madewell Oversized Button-Down Shirt ($75) in White
Wear this oversized style with leather leggings and a light sweater around your waist, acting as a belt.
Diane von Furstenberg Lorelei Two Lace Blouse ($298)