5 Ways to Style Summer’s Most Versatile Top

Dallas fashion blogger over 40 wearing summer's most versatile top

If I had to pick one type of shirt that is undoubtedly summer’s most versatile top it would have to be the infamous oversized button-down.  I love a good oversized shirt because they’re not only effortless and create the perfect laid-back summer outfit but they can also be worn as a chic swimsuit coverup, tied at the waist over a midi dress, and of course with your favorite pair of denim.  The ways to style an oversized button-down are endless which is why I decided to feature my 5 favorite ones in today’s post. So, if your summer wardrobe is in need of an amazing shirt that can be worn multiple ways and easily dressed up OR down then keep scrolling because there are 5 ultra-chic ways to wear summer’s most versatile top below.

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Dallas woman over 40 wearing summer's most versatile shirt

woman over 40 wearing over-sized boyfriend button up

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RAILS LIGHT BLUE BUTTON-DOWN:

The first option I chose for my list of summer’s most versatile top is the Ellis cotton shirt by Rails. Believe me when I say this shirt is so incredibly soft!  It’s made of this super soft gauzy material that is simply amazing and also comes in white. I sized up for more of an over-sized fit so I’m wearing a size small in this versatile summer top.

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MOUSSY DENIM SHORTS:

These Moussy denim jean shorts are my new favorite! They are high-waisted and I love that the leg is cut wide so they have a slimming effect on your legs. They have just the right amount of distressing for my taste as well. I find they run tts and I’m wearing a size 25.

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Dallas fashion blogger wearing oversized button down

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EXPRESS STRIPED BUTTON-DOWN (ONLY $64):

The second option on my list for summer’s most versatile shirt is this striped button down from Express. Because of the dropped shoulder I feel the optimal way to wear this shirt is tucked in how I have it in the photo, however you can wear it open as a layering piece or a swimsuit cover up as well! I sized up one size so I am wearing a small for an over-sized fit.

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Dallas Fashion blogger over 40 wearing kayla over-sized button shirt

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CITIZENS OF HUMANITY KAYLA SHIRT:

Option number 3 for summer’s most versatile shirt is the Kayla Shirt by Citizens of Humanity. This shirt has a perfectly over-sized fit so you know I have it white and I have the black one too because it’s just that good! I love the extra buttons on the sleeves which allows you to cuff the sleeves of this shirt in a cool-girl way. I’m wearing an XS in this potentially edgy shirt.

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY OPTION:

This over-sized button-up shirt from Treasure & Bond is a fabulous designer dupe for the Kayla shirt. The T&B alternative is actually made of a beautiful stretch cotton so it is BEYOND comfortable and might make this steal even better than the splurge! The best part is by far the price point which is regularly under $100, but this shirt is currently on sale for under $50. You really can’t go wrong!

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Dallas fashion blogger wearing summer's most versatile shirt

woman over 40 wearing summer trend green button up shirt

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ALEXANDER WANG GREEN OVER-SIZED BUTTON-DOWN:

If you have caught any of my recent blog or LTK posts, then you know that green is the HOTTEST color for spring and summer in 2022. As a result, I simply had to include this gorgeous green Alexander Wang button down on my list of choices for summer’s most versatile shirt. I’m wearing an XS in this summer staple and my favorite way to style it is open as a shirt jacket, just like I have in the photo!

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY OPTION:

Another fabulous designer dupe is this button down cotton shirt by Lucy Paris. It is almost the exact same shade as the Alexander Wang alternative but is a fraction of the price! You won’t be disappointed with either option, I guarantee it.

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Dallas fashion blogger over 40 wearing cropped white button down with beige ribbed skirt

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CROPPED WHITE BUTTON-DOWN:

Last on my list for summer’s most versatile shirt is a surprisingly UNIQUE take on the classic button-down. Don’t let the word cropped scare you! – just make sure you pair it with a high-waisted skirt or jeans and you won’t show any skin. I’m wearing an XS in this super fun top!

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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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