Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Styling a White Button Down

A white button down has always, in my opinion, been synonymous with a business suit. But it has evolved so much over the years. Sure, you still wear one when you want to look professional, right? However, I love pairing mine with a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans and either flats or heels. And recently, we've seen it paired under glamorous gowns during award season! 

Julia Robert wore hers with a gorgeous, basic black Dolce & Gabbana gown. A sweeping updo, crystal belt, and famous smile took that button up, well, up a notch!

Olivia Palermo wore a simple, white button up with a girly black cocktail dress for Paris Fashion week. This LBD, covered in sweet rosettes, was the perfect canvas for this trending look!

Jessica Alba wore a silkier version with a gorgeous sequin skirt to the Alma Awards back in September. Those amazing beachy waves keep the look low key, while still looking stunning on the red carpet!

Remember, though, Sharon Stone was the first to introduce this look back in 1998. She paired her husband's button down with a Vera Wang silk skirt and rocked the look with that amazing cropped hair and bold red lip!

So now that you have the low down on the button down, how to you plan to wear yours? My mind is racing with ideas, however ironing it is not high on my priority list! This is one major reason I don't wear mine. But, if it assures a red carpet look on a random Thursday, I'm in!

Photo of Julia Roberts courtesy of Eonline. Photo taken by Jason Merritt/Getty Images.
Photo of Olivia Palermo courtesy of The Zoe Report. Photo taken by Vanessa Jackman. 
Photo of Jessica Alba courtesy of A Woman's Club 
Photo of Sharon Stone courtesy of InStyle. Photo taken by Kevin Mazur/Jason Nevader/WireImage.

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