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 Amber May 20, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    This is such a versatile shirt, Amy Ann, and what a great color! My favorite outfit is with the leopard skirt!

    I hope you have a fabulous week!

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  • Reply jodie filogomo May 20, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    This really shows how versatile a shirt like this is Amy Ann!! I love it.
    XOXO
    Jodie
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  • Reply Cheryl Shops May 20, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I’m totally going to steal some of these ideas—I especially love the shirt styled with a LBD and a printed skirt!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge May 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    What a fun versatile top! I love the color and you have styled it in so many great ways!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Reply jess jannenga May 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Love the color of your buton down. All looks are adorable, especially love it with those snakeskin sandals!
    Take care,
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • Reply Lucy Bertoldi May 20, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I’m loving the different ways you styled this up!

  • Reply Vaishali Verma May 20, 2020 at 9:46 am

    You look great here babe.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2020/05/19/9-months-in-9-months-out/

  • Reply Laura Bambrick May 20, 2020 at 9:16 am

    These are all such cute options Amy Ann!! I love all the fab inspiration!

  • Reply Jill May 20, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I have that shirt and have been wearing it non-stop! It’s such a nice alternative to chambray! Love all of these cute looks!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Reply Ellibelle May 20, 2020 at 8:31 am

    You look fabulous! Loving this green color on you!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • Reply Kate May 20, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Love the color of this button up! It looks amazing with the black and white pieces <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Maureen May 20, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Great ways to style a button up shirt Amy! I love how versatile it is and how it totally can feel laid back or super chic. I am swooning over your black and white skirt – so pretty and complements your shirt nicely. I hope you are having a great week so far and happy Wednesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Reply Biana May 20, 2020 at 7:38 am

    This is so creative and you can seriously see how functional this shirt is!! Gives a whole new meaning to utility shirt 🙂 xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Shelly May 20, 2020 at 7:06 am

    You are just the cutest! Love all these looks!

  • Reply Kelly R May 20, 2020 at 6:53 am

    I have a utility shirt almost identical to this one and now I can’t wait to try out some of the ways you styled it! LOVE it over the bodycon dress!

    Rosy Outlook 

  • Reply Shea May 20, 2020 at 6:24 am

    I love a good button-up shirt and all the ways you’ve styled it here. I love it over the dresses especially, I think it’s such a perfect combo for spring and summer!

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 20, 2020 at 5:39 am

    You are just the cutest! It’s so cool how one top and create so many darling looks!

  • Reply Kellyann Rohr May 20, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Each of these outfits look so good on you! I need a new shirt, I make the mistake of buying them too small and I think if I bought one slightly oversized I’d have more options, thanks for the inspo!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Reply Gata Collins May 20, 2020 at 3:09 am

    Such a gorgeous lady!
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  • Reply Mica May 20, 2020 at 1:53 am

    You wear this shirt well !I had to be creative with button up shirts in my pregnancies too – they just don’t button over the bump by the middle of the pregnancy, haha!

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂 Thanks for the link up!

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