How to wear a button up shirt- 9 to 5 style

Welcome to 9 to 5 Style! The third   Monday of every month Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots and I will showcase a theme featuring our individual  takes on a professional look. Our aim is to inspire and show  professional style does not have to mean boring and without personality.  We hope you enjoy our 9 to 5 Style!

This month’s theme is button up shirts. I noticed that Jennie has been talking about encouraging herself to wear hers more and I have been ignoring mine, so I thought this would be a fun theme for both of us. I chose to style the classic white button up shirt.

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button up shirt, office outfit, navy blazer outfit, floral pencil skirt

floral pencil skirt

white button up shirt

office outfit, button up shirt

Button up shirt- ANN TAYLOR 

skirt- old/ Target  OPTION OPTION

blazer- JCPENNEY

shoes- Payless  OPTION OPTION



A button up shirt is always a great choice for the office. Button up shirts look great with or without another layer. I styled mine with a floral pencil skirt and navy blazer, but I’m also showing you how great a button up shirt stands on its own. It’s also a great work to weekend piece and can be worn casually.

If you have fit issues with a button up shirt, first consider if you are wearing a properly fitting bra. The foundation of an outfit can make all the difference in the world in fit. If you still have issues with gaping, sometimes double sided tape or fashion tape can help hold it in place. Check out this entertaining article on some other ways to deal with gaping.

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How to add color to your work wear (also featuring the white button up).

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