1 Piece, 3 Ways: Your White Button-Down, Revived



UPDATE: What better way to spend your Sunday than styling up some new 'fits? This story was originally published on January 11.

You wore it on your first job interview …and then your second. It's the perfect under-the-sweater blouse for layering. And okay, it might make for a really cute sleep shirt, too. But, the classic white button-down can get so much more wear than you think.

This basic is back (although y'all know it never really left) in three fresh new ways worth obsessing over. The best part? You can wear this old faithful every day of the week without being deemed an outfit repeater. Just be sure to schedule laundry time every once in a while.

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Date Night
Dress? Check! Cute heels? Check! Seductive lip? Check! But wait, did you remember your trusty button- down? Yes, the shirt is perfect even out to a good drinks-and-flirt sesh, making your favorite party frock that much more practical.

Clockwise from top left: Mr Kim hat $99, available at Barneys; AllSaints Vala Jacket, $135, available at AllSaints; Topshop Limited Edition Jacquard V Back Dress, $100, available at Topshop; Burberry Brit White Cotton Shirt, $205, available at Stylebop; Aveda Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color, $16, available at Aveda; ASOS Pressed Pointed High Heels, $96.75, available at ASOS.
weekenderThe Weekender
When you don't know quite what the weekend day will bring, layering a fun sweatshirt with your white work blouse is a perfect way to go. The transitional mix will leave you prepared for pretty much anything.

Clockwise, from top left: Mulberry All Over Monster Sweatshirt, $190, available at Mulberry; Lele Sadoughi Nile Necklace, $280, available at Lele Sadoughi; Burberry Brit White Cotton Shirt, $205, available at Stylebop; Jigsaw Waxed Skinny Jean, $128, available at John Lewis; Navy Hightop Sneakers, $44, available at Dorothy Perkins .
workingWorking Girl
Obviously, the white button down has a place in the office. But that doesn't mean your suit needs to be a snore. Funk up your separates with patterned pants and statement heels and make that shirt work 'round the clock.

Clockwise, from top left: By Malene Birger Sarafina Houndstooth Brocade Tapered Pants, $395, available at Net-a-Porter; ABS By Allen Schwartz Cluster Stud Earrings, $35, available at Bloomingdale's; Burberry Brit White Cotton Shirt, $205, available at Stylebop; ChicNova Black Tailored Blazer, $51, available at ChicNova; Comptoir des Cotonniers Leather Satchel, $180, available at Comptoir des Cotonniers; Robert Clergerie Harum Fringe Detail Sandals, $263, available at Opening Ceremony.