5 CHIC WAYS TO STYLE A BUTTON-DOWN IN SUMMERTIME

over 40 fashion blogger showing 5 chic way to style a button-down for summer.

Embracing summer style is all about finding pieces that are versatile, chic, and effortlessly cool. A button-down shirt perfectly fits the bill, serving as a timeless staple that can be styled in a host of ways to suit any occasion. Whether you’re pairing it with denim shorts for a casual day out, layering it over a maxi dress for a sophisticated touch, or using it as a stylish swim coverup, the button-down is a must-have in the summer season. In today’s post, I’m sharing 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer that will keep you looking fabulous and feeling confident. From casual outings to beach days, these styling tips will ensure your wardrobe remains fresh and fashion-forward. Get ready to elevate your summer look with 5 versatile and elegant button-down shirt looks!

SHOP LOOK 1:

over 40 fashion influencer wearing a black button down with white denim shorts and gold & black slide sandals.

BLACK BUTTON-DOWN (XS)FOR LESS // BODYSUIT(XS) //  DENIM SHORTS (XS)  // GOLD SLIDES  // BELT

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY BLACK BUTTON-DOWN:

No.1 of 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer starts with one of my go-to button-down shirts, The Kayla shirt from Citizens of Humanity. This is the ideal button-down thanks to the long length, the cuffed arms, and the unique cut that somehow gives a causal vibe while still defining your silhouette. It’s 100% cotton which makes it very breathable and easy to care for. I wear an XS in and find it fits true to size.

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BETTER FOR BUDGET:

If the Citizens of Humanity shirt above is out of budget, no worries! This shirt from Treasure & Bond is a great budget-friendly option with many similarities to the shirt above. They are both 100% cotton, have a relaxed fit, and are easily adjusted for the perfect style, whether you prefer a front tuck or a front tie. I wear an XS in this versatile summer staple that’s 40% off making it well under $50!

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FRAME WHITE SHORTS:

Next in this fabulous summer look, we’ve got my latest ivory denim find from Frame! I love the relaxed fit and the white wash is perfect for summer. They are slightly wider in the legs which makes the fit incredibly slimming. I wear a size 24 and find they fit true to size.

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SIMKHAI GOLD SLIDES:

Of course, I have to talk about these GORGEOUS Simkhai gold slides that are my new favorites! I adore the black & gold color combination and they’re made with high-quality leather that will last years in your wardrobe! They also have a square toe, which is a style that’s working its way back to the top, so you’ll be right on trend with these beauties.

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Dallas fashion influencer for women over 40 wearing distressed denim shorts with a white button down as one of 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer.

WHITE BUTTON-DOWN (XS)FOR LESS // BODYSUIT(XS) //  SIMILAR DENIM SHORTS (XS)  // GOLD SLIDES  // BELT

SHOP LOOK 2:

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY WHITE BUTTON-DOWN:

Look No.2 on my list of 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer features the same Citizens of Humanity shirt but in white! A white button-down is so versatile, it’s a wardrobe staple every woman needs in her closet and this particular one will last forever due to the high-quality material. I wear an XS and find it fits true to size.

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BETTER FOR BUDGET:

If you’re in the market for a more budget-friendly option, I highly recommend this shirt from Treasure & Bond. Once again, these shirts are crazy similar with 100% cotton material and a relaxed fit. The biggest difference is the price, and since this one is 40% off it’s priced well below $50! I wear an XS and find it fits true to size.

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Dallas woman over 40 wearing a pair of Mother jeans with a white button-down.

WHITE BUTTON-DOWN (XS)FOR LESS // MOTHER JEANS (24)  // GOLD HEELS  // BELT

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MOTHER MID-RISE JEANS:

This look features the same Citizens of Humanity white button-down from look 2, but this time I styled it with these fabulous Mother jeans. These are ideal for summer because the ankle-length will help keep you a bit cooler and they’re perfect for showing off a fabulous pair of heels. I wear a size 24 in these super flattering jeans and they fit true to size.

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Over 40 fashion stylist from Dallas wearing a white button-down over top of a tan maxi dress with gold heels as one of 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer.

WHITE BUTTON-DOWN (XS)FOR LESS // TAN MAXI DRESS (XS)  // GOLD HEELS  // SIMILIAR HANDBAG

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TAN MAXI DRESS:

This fabulous maxi dress from Revolve is the hero item of this effortless summer look! It hugs all my curves and shows off my silhouette, but the longer length makes it feel classy and elegant. I styled it with a white button-down tied at the waist to give the look some balance and to give some coverage from the sun as well.I’m wearing an XS, and it fits true to size.

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Dallas woman over 40 wearing a black button up shirt with a pair of denim shorts and gold heels as one of 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer.

BLACK BUTTON DOWN (XS) //  DENIM SHORTS (XS)  // SUMMER HAT // SIMILAR HEELS  // SIMILAR HANDBAG

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MADEWELL BROWN STRAW HAT:

This is a summer staple I cannot live without! Fashionable and functional, this straw fedora has a wide brim to protect you from the sun and the studded leather band detail takes it to the next level. This hat has been one of my must-have summer essentials for years and it has certainly stood the test of time. With high-quality craftsmanship and a price point of around $60, you can’t go wrong!

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PISTOLA DENIM SHORTS:

Last but not least on my list of 5 chic ways to style a button-down for summer is to pair it with a fabulous pair of denim shorts. These are from Pistola and my favorite aspect is that the legs are designed a little bit wider, making them super flattering and comfortable and there’s no need to size up for the perfect fit. I love the edgy distressing and the wash is right on point. I wear a size 24 and they fit true to size.

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XOXO, HEATHER

My mission is to empower women to look and feel confident. I hope through the different looks I create that I am able to inspire YOU to express yourself in a way that makes YOU feel good – on the inside and on the out. If you wear what you love and what you feel your best in your confidence will shine through and that is the best accessory a woman can wear! Every woman deserves to look and feel like the best versions of themselves, no matter what their age!

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