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10 Totally Different Ways to Wear a Plain White Button Down Shirt

10 Totally Different Ways to Wear a Plain White Button Down Shirt
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For those of you who enjoy rummaging through your boyfriend's wardrobe for his wares, be sure to score a crisp white button down shirt (otherwise known as the WBD) on your next pillaging spree. As these ten celebs prove, this particular article of clothing is far more versatile for women anyway!

1) Masculine like Jessica Gomes:

Jessica Gomes attends Dramatically Different Party Hosted By Clinque at 620 Loft & Garden on June 18, 2013 in New York City.(Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America)

The Australian Sports Illustrated model looks fantastic when she's all covered up as well. Jessica styled her WBD cropped skinny black pants, a blazer casually slung over her shoulders, pointy black pumps, and a clutch bag in her hand.

Up the Ante: Add an oversize gold belt buckle to give an otherwise simple look an extra bit of glitz.

2) Monochrome like Natalie Martinez:

Actress Natalie Martinez attends the InStyle Summer Soiree held Poolside at the Mondrian hotel on August 14, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.(Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)

In black pumps, a semi-sheer shirt and matching tapered pants, the sexy actress kept it completely classy in an all-white look that works everywhere from an upscale bar to a creative office. 

Up the Ante: Play around with your footwear and add a funky pair of shoes.

3) Country-Casual like Alexa Chung:

Alexa Chung seen out and about at SoHo in New York City.(Credit: PacificCoastNews.com)

The quirky British It-Girl went for modern prairie girl by pairing flat sandals and a flouncy floral skirt with a WBD tied in the front.

Up the Ante: Add an arm party—stack several bangles on your wrists to really liven up your look.

4) City-Chic like Olivia Palermo:

Olivia Palermo runs errands in New York City on July 17, 2013.(Credit: PacificCoastNews.com)

Everyone's favorite fashionista did what she does best. She styled up her WBD with brown leather walking shorts, nude sandals, and a crimson tote bag.

Up the Ante: Push your sleeves up to your elbows.

5) Evening Cocktails like Laura Whitmore:

Laura Whitmore attends Emporio Armani's Summer Garden Live 2013 on July 16, 2013 in London, England.(Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images Europe)

In case you're tired of wearing little black dresses to cocktail hour, take a cue from the Irish television presenter. She stepped out in a silk WBD and a pair of pink shorts constructed from a similar silky material.

Up the Ante: Sling several thin, dainty gold necklaces around your neck to draw attention to your décolletage.

6) Bohemian like Kourtney Kardashian:

Reality stars Kris Jenner and her daughters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian out grocery shopping at Ralph's and getting frozen yogurt at Menchie's in Calabasas, California on June 18, 2013.(Credit: FameFlynet Pictures)

The eldest Kardashian kept to her beloved bohemian style by pairing her WBD with geometric stripes, cork sandals, aviator sunnies, and a turban.

Up the Ante: Slip on a pair of white socks with your sandals for a schoolgirl touch.

7) Retro like Saskia de Brauw:

Saskia De Brauw attends the opening of the Fendi store at Avenue Montaigne in Paris.(Credit: PacificCoastNews.com)

The gorgeous Dutch model draped her statuesque frame in a plain WBD and striped wide leg pants, accessorized by a sunflower yellow envelope clutch.

Up the Ante: Top it all off with a fedora.

8) Casual like Reese Witherspoon:

Reese Witherspoon looks tiny next to her much larger lunch companion as they leave a restaurant in Venice.(Credit: Bauer Griffin)

The bubbly actress dressed her untucked WBD all the way down with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans rolled up at the cuffs and studded Valentino Rockstud flats.

Up the Ante: Pile on the gold jewelry to contrast the laid-back look.

9) Rock Star like Constance Jablonski:

Model Constance Jablonski wearing H&M attends H&M & Vogue Studios Celebrate "Between The Shows" on September 6, 2013 in New York City.(Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images North America)

The leggy French model tempered a traditional rock star look—a zippered leather mini skirt, knee high boots, and tousled tresses—with a trusty WBD.

Up the Ante: Cover up with a chunky grandfather cardigan and a wide-brimmed hat.

10) Preppy like Sophia Bush:

Sophia Bush and new boyfriend Dan Fredinburg are all smiles as they set out around Los Angeles.(Credit: PacificCoastNews.com)

The One Tree Hill actress punches up her traditional prepster attire—a WBD and black skinny ankle grazers—with orange smoking shoes. Didn't see that one coming.

Up the Ante: Amp up the color even more by matching your clutch to your shoes.

Let us know in the comment box which look is your favorite!
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