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5 Fresh Ways to Style a White Shirt for Summer

Written by Shruti Misra

The classic white button-up shirt is a must-have piece in your wardrobes year-round, but during the summer months, you can really like to shake things up. To take the classic white shirt and give it a summery twist, look for standout details (hello, tie sleeves), fun silhouettes, and fresh ways to wear the button-ups you already own. Follow the five tips below and this work wardrobe staple will look anything but boring.

Try a Wrap-Style White Shirt

Pretty and practical, a wrap style is fully adjustable and ensures a neat, no-gape fit.

Look for an Unexpected Silhouette

Look for updates like surprising silhouettes and tie sleeves. They make the closet classic feel anything but basic.

Do the Twist

To get this look, secure the button at your bustline only, cross the shirttails, and tuck. Voilà! Effortless summer style.

Wear It as a Layer

Feeling too … buttoned-up? Try leaving the shirt open and wearing it as a layer, or opt for design details—short sleeves, ladder stitching, a lightweight linen blend—that offer a relaxed, weekend vibe.

Pair It With Summer Essentials

Pair a button-up shirt with summery styles, like a casual maxi skirt and sandals, to create an unexpected warm-weather silhouette

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