Hillary Chybinski: Button Downs and Polka Dots - What I Wore| #OOTD

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Button Downs and Polka Dots - What I Wore| #OOTD

I admit it . . .I have spring fever. It's been a long winter, and I am ready to put winter clothes away, and start wearing pretty spring fashion pieces. Something that has been on my Fashion Wants list (you keep one of those too - right?) is a polka dot shirt. Yes, I wore one a few weeks ago, but I wanted a "shirt" not a blouse or top.

Now, being built the way I am, button down shirts can be a challenge - if they fit in the chest, then they are too big and boxy in the waist. So for me, there's a lot of trial and error (mostly error) with button down shirts. For a button down shirt to look good, it has to fit properly without too much bunching. My favorite one is one from Coldwater Creek and that one zips. But I found a great polka dot one from Ralph Lauren a couple of weeks ago and it fit perfectly!

Outfit ideas started racing through my mind, but then the weather didn't cooperate. The shirt has 3/4 length sleeves - not my favorite, but I can work with it. I finally had a chance to break it out and I styled it like this:

Jeans - Lee Boot Cut Jeans
Shirt - Ralph Lauren
Cardi -Lands End Fine Gage Cardigan
Boots - Clarks
Bag - Kate Spade
Jewelry - Kate Spade Earrings, Alex and Ani bracelet stack and Ann Taylor necklace

I love the spring feel to the mix of green and navy. Since there's still a chill in the air, I wore boots and carried a leather bag. I can't wait to try it with my white jeggings and espadrilles. I also think it will look cute with khaki cropped pants or shorts.

Are you a fan of button down shirts? How do you style them? Tucked or untucked?

catch you soon -
This post is linked up at The Pleated Poppy and at Get Your Pretty On.

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