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October 2015 Editor's Note: 5 Ways to Style Your Button-Down Shirt

October 2015 Editor's Note: 5 Ways to Style Your Button-Down Shirt

Jacqueline Laurean Yates

Hey fancy people! October is officially here, and I'm so excited to share tons of new content with you.  I have tons of new refreshing content to share with you all.  First up, I'm starting a new monthly series, "5 Ways To..." relating to my favorite topics: beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and travel.  And this here my friends, is the first installment of it.  

So we all, or I am sure at least most of us, have an old button down shirt somewhere thrown in the closet.  The one I'm wearing here is actually a very vintage top I bought years ago from Old Navy.  One day as I was searching for new ways to re-purpose some of my wardrobe, I began thinking of a few cool ways I can wear that "very vintage top." Keep reading to find out how to get all these easy looks I was able to create. 

Look 1 (above): Start with a slightly oversized button-down shirt. Proceed to put your top on by securing the third or fourth button near the bottom of your chest. Don't pull the sleeves over your shoulders.  Let them hang out for a sec under your arms. Continue to button the rest of the top down to the bottom. Then, neatly bring your sleeves forward to tie them securely as shown above.  This is a fun way to wear it that can be dressed up or dressed down. 

Look 2: Talk about easy as 1-2-3?  If you prefer to keep things simple, you can simply put your shirt on backwards, and button down the back (you may actually need a little help with that part-ha!). Then, tie your sleeves to the back, let them hang, and make sure anything that looks out of place in the front is tucked away.  If you want to be even more daring, leave a button or two loose and show off a little more back.

Look 3: Perfect for date night, this look is acheieved by putting your button-down on like you normally would initially.  Then, tuck your collar inward and bring the shoulders of the shirt slightly off the shoulders. Button down from the chest and either tuck into your bottoms or let it hang loose.  To give it a little more edge, I actually pinned mine to the side as shown above.

Look 4: Now, here's a classic.  Go ahead and throw your top on like normal leaving the bottom 2-3 buttons open.  Tie as shown above for what I like to call, the "sweet super woman next door" look.

Last but not least, if you are short on time and you just want to add a little something, throw it around your waist. Hey, why not right? This can give a cool-girl perk up to a boring fit.  This is an option where you really can't go wrong folks. We all get an A+ for effort on this one! 

Any other ways to rock the button-down or sometimes noted "boyfriend" shirt?  Let me know in the comment box below, I would love to hear from you! #livelovelaurean

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Shop the Look:

Top: Old Navy

Shoes: Forever 21

Shades: Nordstrom

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