I’m a big fan of white shirts, and after reading Angie’s recent post on layering white button-down shirts, I was curious to see how our bloggers have been wearing this look. The answer: with aplomb, of course! So today, I’m excited to share these six versions below.


Elaine opted for timeless black and white in her interpretation of the layered white button-down. She’s popped an oversized white tunic shirt under a black cropped turtleneck sweater for a fashion-forward look. The cropped sweater in combination with the high-low hemline of the shirt balance out the black in the rest of the outfit. Cropped kick-flare jeans and pointy-toe calf-length boots streamline the look, and lengthen the leg line because there’s no horizontally cutting gap between the hem of the jeans and the footwear. Elaine’s sleek bob, square sunnies, and playful graphic-style bag in white, black, and green all play up the crisp architectural lines of this high-contrast outfit.


Tanja successfully mixes cool and warm-toned neutrals again in this polished casual denim outfit. A unique puffer vest with short sleeves in a shiny cappucino acts as the statement piece. Our blogger layered her white fluid-fit button-down shirt under the vest. Popping the shirt collar and wearing the vest partly open puts plenty of crisp white fabric on show. She dresses down the shirt with grey distressed ankle-length skinnies. Then brings the dressy back with white platform loafers with gold horsebit. The gold is subtly echoed in some of Tanja’s jewellery, her crossbody’s hardware, and oversized round gold-rimmed sunnies. The clever ‘double’ bag in taupe suede and leather snakeskin ties the colour palette together. A beige cashmere beanie is the playful finishing touch.


Isn’t Psyche’s shorts suit all kinds of fun! The shorts make it more playful, while the vibrant sour yellow makes it a true showstopper. Our blogger has layered her crisp white shirt under the roomy suit blazer. Half-tucking the shirt adds extra playful nonchalance, and sheer black hosiery dresses up the outfit. The pointy-toe combat boots lengthen the leg line, and bring refined hard edge to the look. They also bookend Psyche’s hair. A black quilted bag and Modern Classic trench in beige further dress up the outfit. Deep red lipstick and Psyche’s polished short ‘do continue that effect.


An updated version of the Modern Classic neutrals look that traditionally would consist of full-length pants, hip-length cardigan, loafers and tailored white button-down. Patricia instead paired her tailored shirt with a camel maxi cardigan, pleated, ankle-length faux leather trousers, and Western-style booties. Scrunching the cardigan sleeves and turning up the shirt cuffs adds structure. The cardigan’s straight silhouette streamlines the look, while the pleated trousers add some volume on the bottom. Our blogger’s taupe booties don’t match the camel but the colours work well together. The stud detailing on the footwear, together with Patricia’s jewellery and mirrored sunnies, add subtle bling and polish. Bright red nails add a fun pop of colour.


The second puffer vest in this collection, a hooded knee-length one this time in a gorgeous shade of paprika. The combination of the punchy paprika with the deep earthy cinnamon steals the show for me. Marta’s white button-down just makes all of this vibrancy sing even louder. She dresses up tailored joggers with a white shirt and cashmere V-neck sweater in the exact same colour as the bottoms. Buttoning the shirt all the way up adds a touch of strict crispness that juxtaposes perfectly with the Sporty Luxe vibe of the look. Layering the refined tailored-fit puffer vest over the shirt and sweater adds a third layer up top which keeps the eye moving instead of settling on one horizontal line. Marta’s long pendant necklace enhances that effect. Crisp white sneakers match the shirt, and the white is repeated in her pearl earrings. Beaded bracelets that echo the outfit’s colour palette, a small cream quilted bag and oversized mirrored sunnies complete the look.


How delightful is this matchy-matchy sweater vest and pants ensemble! The leopard print creates instant oomph and bucketloads of visual interest. Rochelle has layered her tailored white button-down under an on-trend relaxed-fit sweater vest with V-neckline, which brings attention to the crisp collar of the shirt, and draws the eye up and down. The tailored straight-legged trousers are cropped, but not leg-shortening when combined with nude footwear. The pointy-toe stiletto heels also add height. Going for a patent pump in a neutral is a good way to add subtle bling while letting the bold animal print do all of the talking. Rochelle’s wavy ‘do and peach lippy add softness against the crisp button-down.

Do you have a favourite? Let us know in the comments, and we’d love to hear how you’ve been wearing your white button-downs too!