A modern Take on a Classic

How to style a white button down.

The white button down shirt is one of the most underrated pieces of fashion. I’ll admit, growing up it wasn’t the shirt I reached for the most when looking in my closet. Over the years I’ve learned that the make or break components to a great button down shirt are fabric and fit. Lets face it, if you’re wearing a piece of uncomfortable clothing are you going to reach for that bad boy in the future? Believe me, I am all about pairing affordable and splurge worthy finds. However, when it comes to a white button down i’m investing in a few good quality ones. I’m not saying you have to spend a small fortune but quality over quantity most certainly applies in this case.

There’s something about a collared shirt that adds a sense of sophistication and polish to any look. I automatically feel like I’m elevating my style when I throw one on. Can we talk about how versatile they are? One of my favorite ways to style is half tucked in with joggers and sneakers. They are the absolute best layering pieces. I love to pop one under a sweater. Leave the sleeves unbuttoned for a more casual look. Wearing one unbuttoned over a silk slip dress is another great option. In the summer a light weight boyfriend button down can be worn as a cover-up. I love to belt an oversized button down and wear it with over the knee boots. You can’t go wrong with a pair of tailored denim, it’s always a classic look. You never know the places a white button down can take you. I’ve linked the one I’m wearing as well as a few others here.

Mom Jeans Reinvented…

Mom jeans, not a term usually associated with a positive image.  What comes to mind when I think of mom jeans? A woman in the 80’s with high high waisted light blue jeans that have a huge long zipper.  Not exactly an image of beauty. Never did I think I would wear high waisted jeans let alone high waisted mom jeans.  You have to remember, low rise jeans were all the rave when I was in high school and college.  Oh do I mean low. Think Christina Aguilera and Britany Spears low…You couldn’t get much lower than that without being X rated.   Fast forward a few plus years and all I own are high waisted denim.   I think I own maybe one pair of mid-rise jeans and that’s the lowest I will go these days.  I have mostly high waisted skinny jeans. However, I also have bell bottoms, but that’s a post for a different day 🙂  Can we be honest  for a minute? Very few jeans withstand the all day long test.  Jeans are second to bras with woman.  Come home rip off the bra and then the jeans.  Ah sweet comfort.   

I was always hesitant to try the mom jean trend that’s been creeping up these past few years.  Mainly because I’m on the shorter side (5’3”).  I was afraid they would make me look frumpy. I decided to take the plunge when Abercrombie was having one of their amazing denim sales and I’m glad I did!  They are officially one of me favorite pairs of jeans.  They are high waisted and have a relaxed fit throughout the legs.  Which makes them soooo much better to wear throughout the whole day. 

These have definitely become a staple in my wardrobe and I can’t wait to style them in all of the seasons.   Right now my favorite way to wear them is with a sweater or fitted turtle neck.  They would be cute with a cropped sweater as well.  So put on your best pair of mom jeans and go on with your bad self!

The details of my look can be found here