White Shirt Refresh: 7 Stylish Clothing Hacks For a Basic Button Down

White Shirt Refresh: 7 Stylish Clothing Hacks For a Basic Button Down

Dabney Frake
Sep 19, 2016
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White button-down shirts are wardrobe basics, but there are plenty of unique ways to wear them. Keep the classic look, but add a little personality with some of these hacks and DIY additions.
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Above, use a fabric paint pen to outline a cartoon edge on your shirt's seams. What was buttoned up and stuffy is now graphic and sharp. Via Monochrome.

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Make a dramatic statement with oversized sleeves with a tutorial from A Pair & A Spare.

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Martha Stewart has a couple of ideas to improve on the classic white shirt, one of which is this ruffled tuxedo front.

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Add some edgy color with a dip-dye bath. Kristi Murphy turned the bottom half of a white shirt an olive green.

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Margot of The Pastel Project embellished just the collar with some pink and white rhinestones.

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Click over if you want to read the four-letter word Jack embroidered on his white collared shirt. You can choose a milder saying of course, or something equally blunt. From The Savoie Daily.

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eBay Style Stories adds a black neck tie to a basic white blouse and successfully channels the 70s.

Do you have a favorite way to add some flair to a white button down?

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