How to Wear White Button Up Shirt for Women

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The white button up shirt is one of the most popular items, especially when it comes to work outfits. Don’t you just wear it with a black dress pants or a formal pencil skirt? Yes, you can do that of course. But if these are the only ways you wear it, you care missing out on a lot of fun. The only purpose of this blog post is to simply show you how much more creative you can be styling the white shirt. Let’s check out the list of my favorite outfit ideas and see if you find any of these suitable to you.

White Button Up Shirt with Leather Leggings

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I am starting off the list with something stylish yet you don’t see everyday. A cool way to wear the white shirt is to wear it untucked with black leather leggings and open-toe heels. I really like the simplicity of this outfit and the character in it.

Wear with Felt Hat and Color Black Denim Skirt

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This outfit is especially suitable to those of you who work in the creative industry. Wear the white shirt with a midi color-block denim skirt and a matching color felt hat. If you think a felt hat is a little too much to wear casually, think again. You can know more about how to look cool with felt hats in our other blog post.

Wear with Skinny Jeans & Heels

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I am still going to touch on the more typical ways to style a white button up shirt because those outfit ideas can be very useful for those of you who are allowed not wear suits to work. As a classic smart casual outfit, you can pair an untucked white boyfriend shirt with skinny jeans and heels.

Wear Cuffed Jeans with Shirt Tucked In

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On the other hand, you can look more elegant and professional by tucking your shirt in. For this case, instead of a boyfriend shirt which is slightly oversized, you would want a white shirt that fits just right.

Wear Long Button Up Shirt with Longline Jacket

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This is a beautiful and creative outfit idea that involves some clever layering tricks. Wear a white shirt dress with a longline jacket. The black felt hat is the icing of the cake for this stunning outfit.

Knotted White Shirt Dress with Peep Toe Boots

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For a stylish and low key sexy look, you may want to try this knotted white shirt dress. Wear it with black crop top and high waisted black skinny jeans just to show a little bit of waist. Complete this outfit with open toe ankle boots.

Wear Formally with Pleated Midi Pencil Skirt

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After sharing with you a few stylish and creative outfit ideas, here is one that you can wear formally to work. Simply wear the white shirt tucked in with a pleated midi skirt and black heels. It is a classic way to dress simple and formal, yet you can add some twist to the outfit by wearing a beautiful bell to avoid looking too boring.

Wear Long White Shirt with Grey Cropped Sweater

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This is another sample of playing tricks of layering. The outfit idea makes use of the cropped sweater to layer on top of the white shirt in order to rise your waistline in an attempt to make you look taller. Wear a high waisted skirt to complete this fashionable outfit.

White Button Up Shirt Dress with Long Cardigan Sweater

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Let’s continue to talk layering here. This outfit makes use of the grey long cardigan sweater that layers over the a white shirt dress. And the layering doesn’t just stop there. The thigh high socks and the ankle boots complete this chic outfit that is perfect for the fall and the spring.

Wear with Grey Joggers and Sneakers

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I can’t tell you how much I actually hesitate to put this outfit idea in the list. The joggers and white shirt combination just look so adventurous, even on paper. But to be honest, looking at this outfit, wearing the white shirt with grey joggers and sneakers really look surprisingly matched. Still, I am going to recommend this outfit idea to those of you that are so confident and that are not afraid to dress way ahead of the time.

Wear under a Sweater with Ripped Jeans

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At this point, you should have realized that the white button up shirt is just an item that you can play the game of layering with. Wear a slim-fit knit sweater over your white shirt. You want to wear it in a ways that you can still show the shirt’s collar, ends of sleeves, and the bottom in order to look more tidy and elegant. For the bottom, simply wear slim-fit jeans and point-toe heels. I can see this as a comfortable looking and smart work outfit.

Black and White Combination with Black Vest and Shorts

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As a semi-formal outfit, it is a good use of the black and white color combination and layering. Wear you slim fit white shirt with black shorts, stockings and ankle boots. Layer a black vest over your shirt to complete this full-of-character look.

Wear White Shirt Dress with White Jeans

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I am mentioned in a lot of other outfit-idea blog posts that I love to wear all-black every once in a while to feel cool and dark. On the other hand, the all-white outfit can make you feel a very different “cool” way. It’s more of a cool and positive feeling. Try this all-white outfit sometimes by simply wearing a white slim fit shirt dress with white skinny jeans and open toe heels. You will love it.

Wear with Blazer and Grey Jeans


I feel like I must mention about the blazer when it comes to shirt outfit ideas. For a smart casual work outfit, wear the white shirt with a light-colored blazer and grey skinny jeans. Wear solid black heels for the shoes for this stylish outfit.

Wear Knotted Shirt with Scalloped Hem Mini Skirt

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This outfit has to be my favorite among this list. It is very different but somehow it is still very comfortable looking and low key beautiful. It is a combination of the knotted white shirt and a baby blue scalloped hem mini skirt. This just looks minimal but stunning.

So, there are my favorite white button up shirt outfit ideas. I hope it makes you dress in a more creative and beautiful way the next time you pick up your white shirt.