How to Style A White Button Down for Men

Lorelei Shellist

Posted on December 31 2020

Creating A Capsule Wardrobe How to Style A White Button Down for Men

The classic white shirt is ubiquitous is almost every man’s wardrobe. Timeless and effortlessly stylish, it is the ultimate go-to piece for a myriad of outfits, regardless of season or occasion. It is also an incredibly versatile piece. Whether you are going to a business meeting or to get a drink with friends, you can trust your white shirt to make you look elegant and put together at all times. There are many ways to style a white shirt. If you already have one (or a few) in your closet, then you are well on your way to perfecting this all-season look. Here are a few easy and simple ways you can wear this diverse piece:

1. Casual

For a suave and comfortable look, wear your white shirt, with the sleeves rolled up, with a pair of blue jeans. Accessorize this look with a brown leather belt and your favorite watch. Choose from moccasins, loafers or white sneakers or Vans for your footwear. If you want to add some edge to this otherwise casual look, a black leather jacket and sunglasses will do the trick. During winter, you can layer a bomber jacket to keep yourself warm.

2. Formal

A white shirt is most commonly worn under suits, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing. If you have a formal event to attend, pair your white shirt with a black suit and dress shoes. You can also switch up the look by adding a black or grey tie. For those days when you need something that looks somber yet still feels relaxed, a navy blue or grey suit is the perfect choice. Keep accessorizing to a minimal. Cufflinks should be enough.

3. Preppy

If you are looking for a laid-back look that screams warm weather and seaside holiday, wear your white shirt with some tailored shorts, preferably in dark navy. Finish off the look with brown boat shoes and a matching belt. Add a Panama or Fedora hat and a pair of wayfarers, and you are good to go!

Don’t have a crisp white shirt in your wardrobe? Shop Runway Runaway Collection and find a selection of designer European style shirts for men.

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