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

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