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6 Labor Day Outfits for Outfit Planners: Part Two

6 Labor Day Outfits for Outfit Planners: Part Two

Part Two: Buttoned up or down

 

These Labor day outfits all feature button up's the staple and work horse of my closet. No matter how many I have I always find room for just one more.

 

 Reformation white shirt dress + Madewell denim shorts + Lucky wedges

Reformation white shirt dress + Madewell denim shorts + Lucky wedges

 

I have been searching for years for the elusive white shirt dress that isn't just an oversized men's button down. I am happy to report that Reformation has delivered. This one is on the shorter side but fashion is for the daring. I'm looking forward to layering with this shirt dress in the fall. I'm also digging the corset belt that came with it. I wore a corset as part of my wedding dress something I never thought I would do. Thankfully, this belt isn't nearly as restricting and I look forward to using it with other outfits. Belts are a great way to add interest to an outfit and define the waist. In defense of wearability and not showing off your butt in the afternoon I paired this shirt dress with shorts and kept it interesting with wedges.

 

 Tradlands striped button down + Madewell denim shorts + Dolce Vita slides

Tradlands striped button down + Madewell denim shorts + Dolce Vita slides

 

For those who want to keep their arms covered from the sun and bugs button downs are my favorite for their versatility. I have an ongoing love affair with them. I usually take a hiatus from wearing them in the summer in Texas unless they are made of breathable fabrics like linen. This would be a great outfit if was visiting Rhode Island or anywhere on the East coast where it's breezy but not stifling with heat. This was my first Tradlands button down purchase and I was hooked. The fit was almost magical compared to other brands with no gaping between buttons and not too tight in the hip area. It was a miracle. I've added a couple more to my collection and I can't wait to see what else they have coming out next. To show off the shorts and keep it casual I tied the front into knot and rolled up the sleeves.

 

 LOFT bleached white denim shirt + Madewell denim shorts

LOFT bleached white denim shirt + Madewell denim shorts

 

Who says you can't wear head to toe denim in one outfit? Not I. Most people, fashion noobs, won't know one of these pieces is denim simply because it's not blue. Hilarious. I enjoy playing with proportions in outfits with loose tops and tighter fitting bottoms as evidenced by my bike crash outfit. This might be a lethal combination under the right (wrong?) circumstances. This top is made to be worn out and faded so I don't worry about random stains because they just add to the varied distressed canvas. You can also bleach it to your hearts content if you are feeling neurotic.

 

Check out my previous post 6 Labor Day Outfits Part One for more flowy tops from Reformation and my new favorite shorts.

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