How to Wear a Button-Down Shirt, According to a Stylist

After falling into an outfit rut at home a few months ago, I dialed up celebrity stylist Allison Bornstein for a FaceTime makeover where she walked me through ways to restyle my wardrobe basics. I walked away with a fresh new take on easy outfit formulas and cool ways to wear the T-shirts, leggings, and jeans already sitting in my closet.

Fast forward to summer and I felt ready for a new dose of inspiration. Looking to her Instagram (@allisonbornstein6), where she has master classes in ways to style wardrobe essentials, I was interested in getting her opinion on how to wear a button-down shirt this season. So we hopped on another FaceTime consultation, where she gave me face-to-face advice on which pieces to wear and exactly how to style them. And yes, you can schedule a styling session for yourself by signing up here.

After our call, I DMed her some questions to fine-tune exactly how she’d tweak each of the looks. Would she leave the buttons undone? Would she tie the button-down at the waist? Would she tuck in a T-shirt underneath? Here, see the outfits we put together on our call and the five chic ways I’ll be wearing a button-down for the season ahead.