Summer Style: Button Up Shirts

We are finally in the middle of summer and I don't know about you but my summer style keeps getting more and more laid back.  I have been looking for ways to elevate my already relaxed summer style and now, I have finally found the answer, button up shirts!  Button up shirts are easy, casual, and classic!   They can be worn so many ways in the summertime and they are easy and lightweight in that summer heat!  Here are a few ways I am wearing my favorite button ups this summer. 

Wear with shorts


Photo Source  |  Felicia Plaid Button Down Shirt

Shorts are probably the most worn item of the summer and button up shirts look fabulous loosely tucked into a great pair. Go for a classic white button up or swap it out for something more vibrant.  Either way, this look screams laid back elevated summer style.


Wear with a hanker chief scarf


Photo Source  |  Tesha Striped Button Down Top

This "french" inspired look is all over the fashion blogs and magazines this summer and it couldn't be any easier to recreate.  All you need is a chic button up and a small square hanker chief scarf.  Simply roll your scarf up and tie around your neck for a sweet summer look. 


Wear with distressed jeans


Photo Source  |  Felicia Plaid Button Down Shirt

Distressed jeans are my favorite "pant" choice in the summer because they always look relaxed and effortless.  Pairing a distressed pair with a classic button up shirt is an excellent outfit choice for those hot summer nights.  Size up when choosing a button up for a more relaxed but chic look.


Tie it in the front


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Probably my favorite look for button up shirts in the summertime is to tie them in the front.  I do this on top of high wasted shorts and jeans as well as skirts and dresses.  Incorporating this look is simple, just button up the shirt to the point where you want your tie to sit.  For example, when wearing high wasted jeans I stop buttoning an inch below my pant button but when layering over a sundress I stop buttoning at my natural waist. Then with the remaining material and unbuttoned portion of the shirt tie a knot.  I like to tie it once in one direction and then double knot it in the other direction. I choose to size up when buying shirts for this function. 


Wear with white jeans


Photo Source |   Felicia Plaid Button Down Shirt

White jeans are a go to when wearing a colorful summer button down.  White jeans will bring to life any pattern or color in a button up, instantly making it suitable for summer.  

Button down shirts are the perfect summer style essential and they can be worn so many ways! If you don't have a great button up in your closet you need to get on that ASAP!