White Button Down Outfits for Spring or Summer
Look fancy, stay cool and protect your arms from the sun in a white button down outfit for spring or summer. Both of these white, billowing beauties are from Reformation one of my favorite sustainable brands that consistently comes out with awesome clothes. They are usually pretty dress heavy, the undone button up below is technically a dress, but I've found plenty of cute tops from them as they diversify their offerings.
Texas likes to sprint into summer in the middle of May and rarely let up until October. We are already in the balmy, humid days of summer here, temperature wise. I used to think the only way to survive a Texas summer was wearing the least amount of clothes I could get away with; halters, tube tops and spaghetti straps for days. That worked for a few years until I had to wear clothes to work during the summer. Suddenly my game plan had to change. I've leaned into breathable fabrics, smart layers and covering my limbs as my go to ways to stay cool and not become a ball of sweat. Covering up in breathable layers keeps me cool and more protected from the sun which desires to burn me any time I step outside.
Button downs are an every season favorite of mine with white being the obvious favorite when it starts to top 100 degrees. Mine err on the side of baggy because they can always be belted, tucked in or tied up to show off your shape or remain cool and breezy with your waistline a mystery. These can be worn anywhere and everywhere including any Memorial Day festivities coming up this weekend. Watch out for staining sauces and condiments.
This is a great way to compromise your desire to wear a short, flippy dress with the reality of physical and psychological discomfort if anyone catches a glimpse at your underwear or butt. Embrace some linen shorts with a high waist and baggy fit that can be worn as pajamas or to a Memorial Day shindig; the ultimate in versatility.
This white button down falls into the precarious tunic length category, being barely long enough to wear with leggings in the winter, which leaves warm weather options fleeting and far between. My solution involves tying this bad boy up so the excessive length is no longer an issue but an asset; instant classy crop top.