Thursday, September 19, 2013

How-To: Style Your Plain White Button Down!


For those of you who enjoy rummaging through your boyfriend's wardrobe for his wares, be sure to score a crisp white button down shirt (otherwise known as the WBD) on your next pillaging spree. As these ten celebs prove, this particular article of clothing is far more versatile for women anyway!

1) Masculine like Jessica Gomes:


The Australian Sports Illustrated model looks fantastic when she's all covered up as well. Jessica styled her WBD cropped skinny black pants, a blazer casually slung over her shoulders, pointy black pumps, and a clutch bag in her hand. Up the Ante: Add an oversize gold belt buckle to give an otherwise simple look an extra bit of glitz.


2) Monochrome like Natalie Martinez:


In black pumps, a semi-sheer shirt and matching tapered pants, the sexy actress kept it completely classy in an all-white look that works everywhere from an upscale bar to a creative office.

Up the Ante: Play around with your footwear and add a funky pair of shoes.

3) Country-Casual like Alexa Chung:


The quirky British It-Girl went for modern prairie girl by pairing flat sandals and a flouncy floral skirt with a WBD tied in the front.

Up the Ante: Add an arm party—stack several bangles on your wrists to really liven up your look.

4) City-Chic like Olivia Palermo:


Everyone's favorite fashionista did what she does best. She styled up her WBD with brown leather walking shorts, nude sandals, and a crimson tote bag.

Up the Ante: Push your sleeves up to your elbows.

5) Evening Cocktails like Laura Whitmore:


In case you're tired of wearing little black dresses to cocktail hour, take a cue from the Irish television presenter. She stepped out in a silk WBD and a pair of pink shorts constructed from a similar silky material.

Up the Ante: Sling several thin, dainty gold necklaces around your neck to draw attention to your d├ęcolletage.

6) Bohemian like Kourtney Kardashian:


The eldest Kardashian kept to her beloved bohemian style by pairing her WBD with geometric stripes, cork sandals, aviator sunnies, and a turban.

Up the Ante: Slip on a pair of white socks with your sandals for a schoolgirl touch.

7) Retro like Saskia de Brauw:


The gorgeous Dutch model draped her statuesque frame in a plain WBD and striped wide leg pants, accessorized by a sunflower yellow envelope clutch.

Up the Ante: Top it all off with a fedora.

8) Casual like Reese Witherspoon:


The bubbly actress dressed her untucked WBD all the way down with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans rolled up at the cuffs and studded Valentino Rockstud flats.

Up the Ante: Pile on the gold jewelry to contrast the laid-back look.

9) Rock Star like Constance Jablonski:


The leggy French model tempered a traditional rock star look—a zippered leather mini skirt, knee high boots, and tousled tresses—with a trusty WBD.

Up the Ante: Cover up with a chunky grandfather cardigan and a wide-brimmed hat.

10) Preppy like Sophia Bush:


The One Tree Hill actress punches up her traditional prepster attire—a WBD and black skinny ankle grazers—with orange smoking shoes. Didn't see that one coming.

Up the Ante: Amp up the color even more by matching your clutch to your shoes.

Let us know in the comment box which look is your favorite!

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