Among the must-haves in every country girl's closet is the button-down shirt.
Most often, a button-down (typically plaid or denim) is worn with classic jeans, a Western style belt, cowgirl boots and a hat to match. But this isn't the only way to wear the traditional country piece. In fact, you can really mix things up and step outside the country style realm by trying a button-down with non-country pieces.
Take a look at these eight stylish button-down shirt looks to see how to take a classic button-down and create a fashionable ensemble that makes you the talk of the (small) town.
1. Sleeveless Button-Down
A sleeveless button-down shirt is great for summer and a classic pair of jeans is the perfect pairing piece. Leave the shirt untucked for a casual look, or tuck into high-waisted denim for a more mature look.
2. Denim Button-Down
Take a classic denim button-down and pair with colorful pom pom shorts for a stylish summer look. Complete the outfit with a pair of matching summer sandals.
3. Knotted Button-Down
If you prefer to wear your button-down as a layering piece, a stylish way to achieve that is by tying a knot in it and cropping it over a basic tank or tee. A patterned button-down over a solid undershirt creates dimension.
4. Floral Button-Down
Another way to create a non-country look with a button-down is to simply choose one with a non-country print. Florals work on anyone and highlight your femininity. Offset the girlie by pairing with some ripped jeans.
5. Button-Down With Shorts
Beat the summer heat in your button-down by wearing a pair of denim shorts and cute summer sandals. Classic country prints like gingham and plaid are great for summer BBQs or parties.
6. Blazin' Button-Down
Add a touch of corporate cool to your button-down look by throwing a blazer on. This is an easy way to incorporate a pop of color into your outfit.
7. Button-Down With a Maxi
Pair a button-down with a maxi skirt for a super feminine look. Choose darker colors and busy prints for a more traditional country look, or lighter colors and simple solids to look less country.
8. Button-Down Under a Sweater
During the fall and winter, you can add warmth and style by wearing a button-down under a cozy sweater. Choose a bold print for the button-down and keep the sweater simple. The idea is to let the button-down peek out just enough to make a statement.
Now that you've been inspired by these eight button-down shirt looks, how do you plan on wearing your own button-down?