Button Ups as Cover Ups

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

I didn’t really mean to post two very similar outfits back to back, but as I mentioned last week, I’ve really been getting into wearing a button up shirt over a tee instead of wearing a cardigan. So, here’s another outfit with a button up as a cardigan alternative.

June 2, 2015 + June 3, 2015 - 5 of 7Shirt – Gap (similar) | Tee – Target (similar) | Pants – The Limited (same) | Shoes – Nine West via DSW (similar) | Watch – c/o JORD (same) | Necklace – gift

June 2, 2015 + June 3, 2015 - 7 of 7I don’t really have much to say about this outfit other than that it was comfortable and I wish I could find these exact shoes online. I get so many compliments on them. If you recall, I bought them as emergency shoes when a pair I was wearing got caught in a revolving door. I don’t wear them that often because the wedge is relatively high for me. But, they were handy when I put on this outfit and instead of wearing my strappy wedge sandals two days in a row I decided to wear these instead.

I’m a bit weird in that I don’t like wearing the same shoes two days in a row. I like to give my feet a break. Varying up the heel height, straps, and where they hit on my foot is one of the things I think helps keep my feet from hurting.

Also, strangely, since I’ve lost 10 pounds and cut back on running I’ve gone down half (sometimes a full) shoe size so not all of my shoes fit. What a problem to have, right?

June 2, 2015 + June 3, 2015 - 6 of 7




10 replies on “Button Ups as Cover Ups

  1. Anne

    I remember wearing button-downs open like this through a lot of high school and college, and was a little sad when that seemingly went out of style for a while. I have a hard time finding button-down shirts that fit me well (thanks, boobs) so I like the option of wearing them open!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Boobs are not my problem but being super short-waisted limits my ability to tuck in shirts like this without looking strange. So, I’m glad I thought about wearing them open so that I can wear them in more than one way, too.

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I’ve done things like this with my chambray shirt before, but mine’s a little too big to pull it off without looking frumpy (I usually belt it, which solves that problem). I like this look, though – I should try to find some more tailored shirts so I could do this better than I can with my chambray (the only button down I have). I’m all aboard the cardigan train, and this would be a nice way to mix things up!

  3. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    I have to share this funny story — when I was scrolling down this post, my husband casually looked over and exclaimed, “Oh look how cute you look!” I then pointed out that I was looking at YOUR blog, not my own, and he had to do a double-take. LOL! He said it was because he could see me in that outfit (and I do have a blue gingham button-down and olive ankle pants) and that we had picked out the same JORD watch. I can totally see it! Again, I <3 that we're sartorial kindred spirits 🙂

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