How to Style a Button Up Shirt – 8 Ways to Wear a Utility Shirt

May 20, 2020

If a chambray shirt and a utility jacket are two of your wardrobe staples, then this post is for you! They definitely are for me as evidenced by my including both in my capsule wardrobe. When I saw this army green utility shirt, I KNEW it needed to be in my closet. Today I am sharing how to style a button up shirt for some easy inspiration. I had fun thinking of 8 ways to wear a utility shirt below, but it would easily translate to any button up shirt.

If a chambray shirt and a utility jacket are two of your wardrobe staples, then this post is for you! Today I am sharing how to style a button up shirt. More specifically, I am sharing 8 ways to wear a utility shirt. The army green is so much fun! #buttonupshirt #utilityshirt #armygreenshirt #utilityjacket #howto #chambrayshirt

Utility Shirt Details

This particular utility shirt is from Old Navy and is only $34 though I have never seen it not on sale. I am wearing a size small so that I could button it over my pregnant belly. I would usually need an XS since it does have a but of a relaxed fit.

How to Style a Button Up Shirt Option 1 – With a Dress

Whether you style your button up shirt open over a dress, tied at the waist, or even layered with another outerwear option, pairing a utility shirt with a dress is always a fun idea! I personally love the army green since it works with white and black equally as well. I also switched up my accessories to easily change up my look too.

When considering how to style a button up shirt, pairing it with a dress is a no-brainer! Whether you style it open or buttoned up and tied, each look is equally as awesome.
When considering how to style a button up shirt, pairing it with a dress is a no-brainer! Whether you style it open or buttoned up and tied, each look is equally as awesome.
I love the idea of dressing down a button up shirt by tying it and pairing it with low key accessories like a ball cap and sneakers.

How to Style a Button Up Shirt Option 1 – With Shorts or a Skirt

I loved pairing my button front shirt both open AND closed with shorts and shirts. What I love about button up shirts is that you can layer another shirt underneath and achieve a totally different look and feel than if you just wore it closed. I do this with flannel shirts in the fall and winter a lot.

When considering how to style a button up shirt, I love the options of shorts or skirts in the spring and summer! Whether you style it open or buttoned up, each look is equally as awesome.
I love pairing my utility shirt with a t-shirt underneath and a cute pair of denim shorts. Easy summer outfit - done!
How adorable is this army green utility shirt with my leopard print skirt?!

How to Style a Button Up Shirt Option 1 – With Jeans

Last but not least, try your button front shirt with jeans! Though I picked white jeans since I am posting this in the spring, you could easily swap them out for regular colored jeans. In the fall and winter try pairing these looks with a cute ankle boot.

A utility or button up shirt is a great option for jeans. Either style it buttoned up or open layered over your favorite t-shirt.
When considering how to style a button up shirt, pairing it with a dress is a no-brainer! Whether you style it open or buttoned up and tied, each look is equally as awesome.

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24 Comments

  • Reply Lucy Bertoldi May 22, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Hi again- just lnked another post:) But also here to tell you that I have a link paty also on Fridays! Please come link up- that would be awesome!

  • Reply Samantha May 21, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Such a cute shirt! Love how you styled it.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • Reply Gemma May 21, 2020 at 7:49 am

    This is such a great post! Love every single look!
    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Reply shaira May 21, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Wow, you styled it in so many cute ways. I love how you styled it in a dress as button up top! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    Blog: http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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