So many shirts can be worn in one way, and that's it. Buying a one-style shirt may almost feel like a waste if you're someone who prefers more versatile clothing. Thankfully, there are shirt styles that can be worn more creatively and styled according to your preferences. Loose, flowy, button-up shirts are a good option for a versatile wardrobe, for example. Here are several ways you can wear them.
As an extra layer on a chilly day.
In the fall and spring especially, there are days when it's not quite warm enough for a sweater, but too chilly for just a short-sleeve shirt. If your flowy, button-up shirt has long sleeves, it can be a great layering piece for days like this. Pull on your favorite t-shirt or other short-sleeved shirt, and then layer on your button-up top. The sleeves will give you a little extra insulation, and if you ever get too warm, you can just take off this outer layer.
As a casual dress shirt.
If you need an outfit that looks just a little bit dressy without being over the top, then you may want to wear your button-up shirt as a dress shirt. Pair it with a causal skirt, such as a denim skirt or a structured black skirt. Wear it buttoned up and tucked in. This look is appropriate for an average day in a business-casual setting or for a casual interview at a restaurant.
As a beachy cover-up.
If you go to the beach and want something to wear over your bathing suit but don't necessarily want a long, full cover-up, a button-up shirt can be a good choice. The top will give you a little extra coverage on top, which may help make you less self-conscious and can also add some protection from the sun. When you're ready to go for a swim, you can easily slip out of the shirt and dive in.
As a dressier addition to jeans and a t-shirt.
Have you ever put on jeans and a t-shirt, and then thought to yourself, "this needs a little something more?" Layering on a button-up shirt, with the buttons left open, can add just a little something extra to the outfit. The flowy nature of the shirt keeps things casual, too.
As you can see, a button-up, flowy shirt will instantly earn a prized place in your wardrobe. There are just so many ways to wear such a thing!
After I became a mother, I realized that I was going to be spending quite some time shopping for supplies. I knew that when I wasn't getting groceries, I would likely be finding new clothes for my kids to wear and trying to find things for the house. Instead of spending loads of money on all of these shopping trips, I started trying to shop smarter, not harder. I started carefully evaluating things like price tags and sales, and it really made a big difference in our lives. This blog is all about saving money by buying the right things, and knowing how to avoid problems from overspending.