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7 Style Tips to Make Your Plain White Button-Down Shirt Look Expensive

7 Style Tips to Make Your Plain White Button-Down Shirt Look Expensive
You can never go wrong with this classic piece!

Here's a friendly reminder: You can look and feel like a million pesos every day without actually having to spend that much. You can start by reaching for your tailored basics—like a crisp, white button-down shirt that always lends your look a polished appeal! Below, we show you how you can style this classic piece, whether for work, travel, or even for a night-out: 

1. Don't forget to iron it.

Before anything else, make sure your shirt is freshly ironed! Unless it's made of linen, wrinkled collars and sleeves easily make the piece and your overall look appear lousy.

2. Go oversized. 

Swap your well-fitted shirt for a looser silhouette that looks effortless but still polished—just be sure to opt for crisp fabrics like cotton to avoid looking sloppy! You can team it with faded jeans for a more relaxed vibe. Don't forget to roll up those sleeves, too! 


Pair it with these nude leather sandals:

Rewind in Caramel, P2290,  RENEGADE FOLK, available online 

3. Go monochrome.

A color-coordinated outfit makes anyone look more put together, so go ahead and wear that white top with a pair of equally white denims. 

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Accessorize with gold jewelry for a luxe touch: 

4. Do a play on contrast by pairing your white button-down with dark bottoms.

Dark colors naturally appear polished as they tend to conceal imperfections and creases. 

5. A sleek pair of black skinny jeans will work well, too!


6. You can never go wrong with neutrals for a sophisticated combo. 

Neutral hues like tan, mustard, ecru, and beige always have that opulent vibe. 

If you're heading out of town, swap your go-to denim shorts with a neutral pair:

7. Wear a nude bra underneath. 

Make sure your undergarments aren't peeking through your shirt. While it may seem like a good idea to wear a white bra underneath a white top, it will only contrast against your skin, making your bra more noticeable. Instead, opt for a nude-colored one that's closest to your natural skin tone for a seamless effect. 


Bra-llelujah Full Coverage, P4250, SPANX, available at Zalora 

*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.comMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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