Let's face it. Some closet essentials are plain boring. The classy blazer, the little black dress, the pantsuit, the pencil skirt, the list goes on. But I am girl that is up for any stylistic challenge. So when Upper Canada Mall invited me to be part of their launch of Style Sessions and suggested I style the classy white button down shirt I was sold! Give me a challenge and I will make sure I turn your outfit from basic to modern chic.
The problem we all have with the white button down shirt is that the options are endless, so we tend to get overwhelmed not knowing where to start. First, you have to think about the overall look you want to achieve. Do you want it to be preppy, classy, bold, casual? Then you can start visualizing all the accessories and clothing items that will help to pull that look together. Here are some of my go to items for styling the white button shirt with:
So back to the styling session, I came up with 4 ways to mix and style the White Shirt; The Classy Look, Bold Look, and then playing around with layering and accessories. In order to achieve these looks, I had my own little shopping spree at Upper Canada Mall where I picked up some items from my favourite stores; Banana Republic, Forever21, Topshop, Aritzia and Hudson’s Bay. If you are one of those gals that shopping overwhelms them, why not make a list of all the items you want to wear your white button shirt with beforehand? That way when you reach the mall you can minimize the stress of not knowing where to begin. Customer service at UCM is super friendly and very quick to give a hand if you are in need of a second opinion.
You can see my video below how I took the classy white button down shirt and styled it according to my own personal style in 4 easy, effortless ways. Key is to always remember that the white button down shirt is so versatile you can do anything with it.
I am dying to hear what you think of the video, it was definitely an experience like no other. Also don’t forget to check out the post on Upper Canada Mall blog. Many thanks to Upper Canada Mall for having me as part of their Style Secrets video series. It was a wonderful experience, and a great reminder that there is no challenge you cannot conquer. Even stylistic ones.