4 Ways to Transform a Button Down Shirt

1. Belt It: One of the easiest and most obvious transformations is to throw on a statement belt over your button down. This time-old trick emphasizes the waistline, and the piece's gold hardware elevates the drama of the look. I like to wear button downs either buttoned most of the way up or in a deep v-neck style depending on the occasion. 

2. Shoulder Show: The off the shoulder trend is still going strong, and I keep seeing unique twists on the classic button down in major retailers. Why not do it yourself? With a little trial and error, I figured out three distinctive ways to wear this shirt in an almost unrecognizable way: off the shoulder, strapless, and asymmetrical.   

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3. Turn It Around: This transformation is by far my favorite! I'm loving the victorian neckline trend lately, and simply wearing my button down backwards creates an entirely different look! Something about the shirt's silhouette along with my statement earrings and slicked back hair made me feel like a total girl boss. I can definitely see myself wearing this style for fall.

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4. Tie It: Another simple trick is to tie the ends of your shirt to create a western-inspired crop top. All things Americana are going to be huge this fall. This trick always reminds me of summer and gives any outfit a girl next door vibe.

I always love finding new ways to wear basic pieces! I created seven different looks with one blouse, and that proves that having versatile pieces can truly transform a limited wardrobe. Since I will be traveling abroad the upcoming spring semester, I've considered trying to work with a capsule wardrobe, limiting the number of pieces I wear on a regular basis. Though this idea is enticing, it would be hard to refrain from purchasing the bold statement pieces of the season. We'll see if I can actually make it work...

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely week!

xo,

Brooke

Button Down: Thrifted | Skirt: H&M | Belt: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Saks Fifth Avenue