Capsule Wardrobe, Outfits and Style

#MyStyle: Capsule Wardrobe Outfit 1.15 – The White Button Down Never Fails

Out of all the items in my essentials capsule, I think the white button down shirt is my absolute favourite. This is a big call, coming from someone who would live in jeans if I had the chance, but nothing beats the simplicity and versatility of this classic piece of clothing.

I was inspired by the Equipment silk shirts popping up on style blogs, but unfortunately the wallet doesn’t stretch that far, so compromised with a local brand at a third of the price. The blouse I have here is from David Lawrence, and while it is certainly more than what I would normally pay for a simple white shirt it is definitely worth the investment – I figured that it is one item that would be worn so many times that the cost-per-wear actually makes it quite affordable.

The silk fabric feels much more luxe in this style, and doesn’t get as creased – a bonus for the iron-phobic in me. Of course, the only downside is that it does need a little bit more TLC than a regular cotton shirt, but in doing so I think it would last longer and keeps it shape more than the latter. I also don’t care much for button tabs on the sleeves for when you roll them, I’ve always thought they were a bit naf, but for this particular shirt it’s actually pretty useful as the silk doesn’t fold as crisply so needs a little support for when you want to roll them up a la Jenna Lyons.

For a casual day in the office, I wore it under a Folded and Hung sleeveless jacket (bought while on holiday in the Philippines), which gave it an extra element of interest, along with a pair of Rollas jeans and my ever faithful Office leopard flats. The fact that the white button down pairs with a blue jeans just as easily as it does under a sharp suit set is testament to how versatile it is, and as such investing in a quality one is worth considering.

Sleeveless jacket: Folded and Hung (similar)
Shirt: David Lawrence
Jeans: Rollas (similar)
Shoes: Office (similar)

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15 thoughts on “#MyStyle: Capsule Wardrobe Outfit 1.15 – The White Button Down Never Fails

    1. Hi Ada, thanks so much for stopping by! I’d love to be part of your Thursday link up! Thanks for the invitation. Happy St Pat’s Day to you too! xx

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