Style Tips: 5 Ways To Reinvent Your Favorite Button Up Blouse

Girls just wanna have fund$ and what better way to keep that money in your bank for morning coffees and mimosa brunches than by reworking some staple pieces to freshen up your #OOTD. This week, we found 1 piece that pretty much everyone owns -- the classic button up blouse. And if you don't own one yet, don't worry! It's never too late to add this essential to your wardrobe.

Below, we've pulled 5 easy-to-recreate takes on reinventing the classic button up blouse. From waist-forming silhouettes to frilly layers, these looks will have your bestie asking you, "did you just go shopping?!"

Keep scrolling to discover new ways on how to style multiple outfits with your classic button up blouse.

 

1. CINCH IT WITH A WAIST BELT

Well, if Gigi did wore it... it's gotta look good! Check out how adding a cinched waist belt recreates a new silhouette. Go for a modest look by styling the pair with skinny pants and combat boots. Or, for a street chic style add a pair of loafers.

Gigi Hadid

 

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OWN IT LACE UP WAIST BELT

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BLANK CANVAS BUTTON DOWN

Blank Button Down Canvas | $32.99

 

OFF THE CHAIN WAIST BELT

 

Off The Chain Waist Belt | $35.99

  

2. TWIST AND TIE TO MAKE NEW SILHOUETTES

Nothing says "reinventing" more than tying the hemline to show off some midriff or folding down your collar for an off the shoulder look. 


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FRESH BOAT OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE

Fresh Boat Off Shoulder Blouse | $22.99

 

CIVILIZED CORDUROY BUTTON DOWNCivilized Corduroy Button Down | now $22.99

 

3. SOFTEN WITH DAINTY LAYERS

Add a feminine look to your button down by adding frilly layers like a v-neck lace camisole. Or, style with a solid thin strap cropped top like you're about to walk into the scene of "The Devil Wears Prada".

 


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KENDALL EYELASH LACE BRALETT
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FLOWER TRIP LACE CAMI
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Elite Class Silky Crop Top | now $13.99

4. CROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT

Dying to wear your cute cropped sweater but it's too cold out? We leave it to Selena Gomez to lead the way with layering crops. Although she's wearing a cropped cape, it definitely has the same effect. 

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SO CLOSE CROPPED SHREDDED TOP

So Close Cropped Shredded Top | now $24.99

  

5. SUIT IT UP!

We all know layering a solid piece underneath a one piece instantly adds modesty and personality to your look. Starting off with a clean white button down is fool-proof, no matter what you're styling it with. Try a bold faux leather jumpsuit for an easy statement-making outfit -- the collar of the blouse will bring a more polished look to your outfit and if it's cold out, you can top it off with a chic duster coat!

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NOT OVER IT FAUX LEATHER OVERALL

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CAN'T TOUCH THIS OVERALL SKIRT

Can't Touch This Overall Dressnow $25.99

Some people have a notion that a white button up blouse is too "professional" for everyday wear. But, as we've just discussed, there are many ways to include this timeless piece into your day-to-day outfits. It's all about taking a different approach, like layering it with different pieces or "re-inventing" the hem with a chic knot.

So there you have it NC babes -- next time you're rummaging through your closet wondering what to wear, think back to these quick tips we've just shared, grab your classic button-down and go to town!


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