How I Style a White Button-Up for Summer

The classic white button-up shirt is an essential staple piece every person needs in their closet. I have a few in my closet that all have different designs but still keep to the sophisticated and classic silhouette of a crisp, button-up shirt. Here’s how I style one of my white shirts.

I kept the look pretty simple, pairing the white button-up with denim shorts, black sides, and a trendy wide-brimmed straw hat. I tied the shirt at my waist instead of tucking it into the shorts because this top has an oversized fit, which is how I like all of my white button-up shirts.

I shot this set with my friend Juju, who is probably one of the best and most consistent photographers I’ve ever worked with. I remember it being an extremely hot summer day and we decided to shoot at Henderson Pavilion, out in the open heat midday.

I love her bright, clean photography style. And it went really well with my vision for this shoot. We found a patch of lavender bushes and decided to shoot next to it, not knowing that it was filled with bees! Bet you didn’t even know that I was panicking on the inside when you look at these photos because we gotta do everything we can for the ‘gram.

I love styling simple pieces like this because they are so versatile. I really wanted to go for a look that evokes a summer-on-the-coast kind of feel. We wanted it to look like Cali, not Vegas. And I think we pulled it off!

The shirt has a few key details in the sleeves. I love the split in the long sleeves and the bows to keep them together. It adds a sort of uniqueness that you don’t usually see in most white shirts.

Outfit details:
Top from Missguided – similar here
Denim Shorts from Zara
Slides from Missguided – similar here
Straw Hat from Forever 21
Necklaces from Anthropologie
Watch from Fossil

How do you like to style a white button-up?

I’ll see you all next time.
Love,
Danielle

Pastels & Polka Dots

Hello, everyone! It’s been a very long, hot minute. Life has been crazy, with many big changes. I’m also officially in my mid-20’s… yay *sigh*. This means I’m officially getting old. Time for the preventative botox, skincare treatments, and intensive moisturizing creams from popular K-beauty brands.

Anyways, I’m back on the blogging grind. So here’s a cute look I styled 2 years ago in July 2017. I told you, it’s been a very long, hot minute since I’ve blogged. But I’ve been very active on Instagram. Click here if you don’t follow me yet: https://www.instagram.com/danielleperea/

You all know my love for Australian boutiques rings true. The casual bohemian, girly yet sophisticated style of Aussie fashion just captures my heart and defines my personal style so well. I paired this gorgeous ruffly polka dot dress from Runway Scout with my Western belt (similar here) and floral embroidered heels (similar here).

I absolutely love wearing anklets, and I thought it would look great with this pair. This anklet was gifted to me by my aunt who was my earliest inspiration in fashion. She was always so stylish.

Of course, you’ll notice the usual accessories. Watch, ring, bracelet, and necklace. On the daily, I can usually ditch everything else EXCEPT for the watch. We live in the digital age, and as a social media manager, I should be tapped into a smartwatch or just look at my phone for the time. BUT this is the one analog thing I refuse to give up. I love my watches and I have an ever-growing collection. This is one of my favorites from Fossil linked here. Straps are interchangeable so I have a couple pairs.

I’ll be slowly catching up on two years worth of content so keep an eye out for a plethora of updates. A lot can happen in two years…. So what’s new with you?

Outfit details below:
Dress from Runway Scout
Shoes from Forever 21 – similar here
Anklet – gifted
Belt – similar here
Watch from Fossil
Necklaces from Anthropologie

Until next time.
Love,
Danielle