To tuck or not to tuck? Pair with a skirt or pleated shorts? Boyfriend fit or tailored look? It seems there are unlimited ways to style a white button down - we've even seen it styled with biker shorts...yes, spandex biker shorts (but hey, to each his own!). Wearing a white button down is classic, iconic even: from Audrey Hepburn's primping scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Julie Robert's shopping moment in Pretty Woman, or Carrie Bradshaw's "this dress is literally a shirt" look, to Cindy Crawford's beach-y take in the 90's, and lest we forget, Sharon Stone's memorable Oscars attire that broke all the rules. But it's not so much how you style it, it's more about the message you're sending. Fashion is about expression - showing the world who you are (and sometimes) what you stand for.
That's why we've put together this quick style guide to help you stand out from the crowd:
Classic + Casual - There's nothing more classic than a pair of jeans and a white button down. It's a go-to look for causal Friday, Sunday brunching, and everything in between. So instead of putting on those label trendy jeans, how about Bluer Denim? Not only are these premium tailored jeans made in the USA with 100% transparency, they are also part of the Buy One, Give One philanthropic mission: for every pair of Bluer jeans you purchase, you may donate an old pair of jeans to receive a $15 credit. The donated pair is redistributed to someone in need and you've helped to reduce the carbon impact of waste by recycling your old pair!
A Bold Lip - "Color is a power which directly influences the soul." - Wassily Kandinsky. Let your kisser be the focus by adding a pop of color! Color The World® vegan lipsticks are made with natural ingredients, cruelty free, and hand-poured. Plus, each lipstick color is exclusive to a different charity around the world, and with each tube of lipstick or lip treatment sold, 10% of the profit goes to a world-changing cause. Well that certainly makes us smile boldly!
Add Some Arm Candy - Show off your sense of style and compassionate heart with this beautifully hammered rose gold cuff by Trades of Hope. Your purchase helps women facing difficult circumstances (such as survivors of sex slavery, single mothers, women from war-torn countries, and those with HIV/AIDS) change their story from one of struggle, to one of hope! Quite the statement piece indeed!
It's All About the Shoes Anyways - Let's be honest, shoes can make or break your outfit and it's the perfect way to make a statement and start a conversation. Versatile, casual, comfortable, an uniquely made with Maasai beadwork, these Afridrilles by Ubuntu are designed with "a dash of Kenyan flair". Not only do each pair of shoes empowers the women artisans who make them, they save lives too! 20% of each purchase of (UbuntuLife)REDs goes to the fight against HIV and AIDS.