Happy Friday, friends! We’re wrapping up our second week of 23 Days of Spring Fashion, and today I want to talk about how to wear an oversized button-up shirt — one of the biggest fashion trends for spring 2021.
While a button-up shirt is a wardrobe staple for many women, this year’s version is bigger and bolder and more relaxed. I was drawn to this pinstriped tunic shirt because it plays to the current oversized trend, but it has a slimmer silhouette than most.
It’s also made of a lovely lightweight and soft 100% cotton fabric that has a bit of a drape and feels really nice against the skin. It looks polished yet effortlessly casual, and it pairs perfectly with white denim.
This shirt runs true to size (I have the small) and it’s currently 50% off with code SPRING.
A few tips for styling an oversized button-up shirt — always cuff or push up the sleeves, weather permitting. Cuffing makes a tailored shirt look more lived-in and relaxed.
I just rolled mine twice, but it’s more chic to do a stylist’s cuff. I really need to try that sometime.
And it’s very of the moment to half-tuck the front of your button-up shirt, or knot the one side. I tried both of these methods in the pictures below.
While I can appreciate these styling techniques on others, I feel more true to myself with this shirt left hanging, so that’s what I did.
I also prefer this style of shirt with a skinny jean, to help offset the volume on top, although it’s very on trend right now to wear these shirts with relaxed trousers for more fluid lines.
At the end of the day, individual style comes from being true to yourself, and I really like the simplicity of this outfit the way I styled it here, untucked over white skinny jeans.
The booties are a little unexpected for spring, but this light bone color makes them a nice transition shoe for those of us who live in colder climates. I’ve had these for a while, and they’re low inventory, but perhaps you have something similar.
I also carried this leather hobo, and it’s part of the Banana Republic Friends & Family Event, so you can get it for 50% off now through Sunday. It’s a really soft pebbled leather, and it has a bit of slouch without being too large and in charge.
I love the braided straps, the square toe, and the croc-embossed leather covered block heel. They also come in a really cool tobacco color.
I’m wearing my usual size 8, but I could definitely have sized down half, as I typically do with slides. It’s me, not the shoes. For ladies with typical arches and medium or wide-width feet, I recommend going with your true size.
The contrast of the gold jewelry against the cool tones of this simple outfit is really pleasing to the eye and helps keep it fresh.
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell