Victoria Beckham once said that “anything looks good with a white shirt,” and we 100% agree. Tailored enough for the office, easy enough for the weekend, and flexible enough for everything else, this staple will work hard for you. It manages to look polished and uncomplicated at once, and best of all, it’s unbeatable where comfort is concerned. As proof of its flexibility, we’re showing you five ways to style a white button-down—but frankly, the possibilities are endless!
THE SHIRT: Toppicks Clothing Cropped Polo in White, P650, available here.
We’ve chosen a button-down with a boxy shape and cropped length that flatters most body shapes—but go for whatever style you like.
1. DRESSED DOWN WITH DENIM
The beginner’s formula for instant chic: white shirt, blue jeans, and borloloy. Whether you wear the shirt loose or tucked, it’s an effortless look.
SHOP THIS LOOK: Mantou Clothing Shim-b’s Straight Leg Jeans, P1,199, available here. Renée the Label Nami Earrings, P350, available here.
2. REVVED UP WITH RUFFLES
A flouncy skirt adds just enough texture. Loosen up the collar for a relaxed vibe that still says “girlboss.”
SHOP THIS LOOK: Chelsea Kemina Ruffled Mini Skirt in Navy Blue, P545, available here. Renée the Label Yuna Earrings, P350, available here.
3. BACKWARDS (ON PURPOSE!)
You read that right: wear the shirt the other way around. Button up just enough so that it slides off your shoulder, and keep things structured with an A-line skirt.
SHOP THIS LOOK: Chelsea Melisenda A-Line Skirt in Yellow, P595, available here.
4. LIGHTLY LAYERED
Achieve off-duty chic by using the shirt as a cover-up. Climb into cropped pants and knot the shirt at the waist. And now you’re ready for brunch.
SHOP THIS LOOK: Morning Clothing Amanda Self-Tie Halter Top in Maroon, P150, available here. Glamour Studio Classic Culotte Pants, P795, available here.
5. PRIM INSIDE A PINAFORE
Slip the shirt under your sweetest black dress and reach for the hoop earrings. It’s half-colegiala, half-koreanovela.
SHOP THIS LOOK: Fifth Clothing Suspender Skirt, P680, available here. Renée the Label Sloane Earrings, P280, available here.
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