White Button Down, Building Your Ideal Wardrobe

February 3, 2016

One of the most used items that has been hanging in my wardrobe is my white button down: classic piece, always relevant, and is easily paired with other classic or trendy pieces. What I love most about it is that, no matter how I style it, it always looks good and always brightens my complexion.

This white button down is a part of the ‘ideal closet’ I started building a few years back, where I collected great quality basics that can be easily paired with each other eliminating any possibility of picking a sadly mismatched outfit when dressing for work at 5AM, or when I have no time to dress because of a ginormous to-do list. All items in my closet pair perfectly with this button down, and I love that I can dress it up or down, or tweak it to fit any occasion using accessories and inexpensive trendy pieces. This way, no matter what I wear, it’ll look great.

Below are some links to blogposts where I styled my white button down for four different occasions.

1. Perfect for work, interview, or business meeting.

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Work Outfit: Pencil Skirt and a Biker Jacket

2. Great to run errands, stop by a farmer’s market, or a walk in the park.

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Casual Outfit: White Button Down Shirt and Chino Pants

3. Stay cool on a warm day, grab lunch at a fish&chips bar, or go window shopping.

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Weekend Beaching: a Berry Smoothie and a Walk on the Pier

4. Go from day to night, grab a cocktail with your man and friends.

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Outfit From Day to Night ~ Versatile Shirt and Jeans

In this story:

While this Anthropologie ‘Lilith’ button-down in white is sold out, I love these options here (Split-Back button-down), here (Lace-Back button-down), here (Tie-front buttondown), and here (Pleated Poplin button-down), all from Anthropologie!

♡ Zuma

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  • Reply nancy February 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I completely agree on the white button down. Classic and effortless. =)

    • Reply Zuma February 3, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Well said Nancy, classic pieces are very versatile and can be dressed any way we want! xoxo

  • Reply Yvonne February 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Lovely use of a white button down!


  • Reply Nikki February 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Love these outfit ideas! A white button down is always a great choice!

  • Reply Trang Do February 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Love your outfits! Especially the skirt in first pictures looks awesome!!
    We have only 7 cases, will update daily 2 cases per day as 4 would be difficult get more positions daily.


  • Reply Trang Do February 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Sorry Zuma, It’s a typo mistake.

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Laurie February 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I totally agree, the white shirt is a must have wardrobe staple, you look great in every one of these photos. I paticularly like the work edit, sinched at the waist with the skirt.
    Laurie x

  • Reply F&F February 15, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Great looks, love the black and white bag!


    • Reply Zuma February 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you! Love this bag!! xoxo

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