Button-Ups: The ultimate wardrobe staple & how to style it this season

There’s no secret that the button-up shirt is a wardrobe staple. You could almost call it a uniform piece for anyone and any season.

I have no doubt you have a favourite one that comes to mind when you read this… I have more than a couple!

But why is it that we universally gravitate to this one style of shirt all year round? – over swimmers at the beach, with a pair of jeans and slides during autumn, to work for something intelligent and corporate, and with a skirt and pumps for a chic night look.

I mean, the button-up shirt is seasonless!

With a sense of effortless ease – both in style and fit – it manages to tread the line between masculine tailoring and feminine elegance successfully. It gives you a flattering shape around the bust and waist and a soft line around the neck and collarbone. Functionally, it holds form around the wrist for practicality in wear, and typically the crispness of cotton offers a smooth texture.

It is perfect for all shapes and sizes.

What more could you want?!

I always look for new styles and ways to style my button-up shirts throughout the year. With the many features to play with, this piece offers such a vast range of options to give life and flair into any look.

Here are a few tips to consider when taking your button-up look from autumn to spring in just a few simple steps.

This season I’m loving shirts with a twist – that being a cropped length, detailing on the back, a sharp collar or pocket detailing. Button-ups that offer a special spark in design allow the shirt to be the feature piece in your look while keeping comfort and ease at focus.  Pop it on with a fun culotte, and it’s the perfect outfit to take you from your WFH look to the park and out for dinner all in the same day!

Alternatively, if you’re lacking in classic white shirts, it’s the perfect time to reinvest in one!

You can’t go wrong with this piece in your wardrobe as it is simply fluid.  Perfect when mixing with other components in your wardrobe all year round.  Keep it simple with your favourite denim shorts, pop it over a slip dress or have a play with statement pants.

The white button-up allows you to be simple and stylish with ease and is a great platform to inject some structure into your look.

GET THE LOOK: Cotton Stripe Wrap Shirt $249, Black Denim Wide Leg Jean $199.00; Veronika Maine. Textured Fabric Sling Bag $89.95; Seed Heritage and Voile Button Down Shirt $99.95, Fitted Tank $29.95, Buckle High Waist Pant, $119.95: Seed Heritage.

Christie Serhan (Née Sutherland), has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities.  Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines.  Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for The Star Entertainment Group through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few.  Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.