THIS WHITE BUTTON DOWN HAS AN AMAZING STYLE ELEMENT

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels

There is nothing more versatile than a crisp, white button-down shirt. You can wear them with suits or jeans, and they never go out of style. I have several white shirts in my closet and lots of different styles and shapes. White goes with anything, and almost everyone can wear this versatile color. Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, sunglasses, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels

Even though I love a white button-down, I do like a style element in my clothing. A style element is what I also call a unique detail. It is something that sets an item apart from all the rest. My husband used to always wear a white or blue button-down shirt with a pair of khaki pants. The shirts and pants were all the same brand and style, so it looked like we wore the same thing repeatedly.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is standing on a bridge wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle

I don’t want to appear that I am wearing the same thing repeatedly, so I try to look for details that make an item stand out. I am sure that you have already spotted the style element on this white button-down shirt. The ruffle front of this lightweight poplin shirt looks so polished and chic! I call this classic look a “tuxedo” shirt, but you can see that it also looks great with jeans!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is walking on a bridge wearing a white button down tunic shirt, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels

This white button-down shirt is a tunic length, and I’ve seen tunics everywhere this year. Not all tunics are the same, and some are much longer than others. This one is on the longer side and it has it is great for covering up the rear. I think this style shirt would look AWESOME with a pair of black faux-leather leggings, and I might style it that way the next time.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is on a bridge wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels

But, you don’t always have to wear a tunic shirt untucked and long. For shorter women, a tunic shirt can make your legs look stubby, and that is never a look that we strive for. So, here I have tucked the tunic into my jeans, and you can see a big difference in the length of my legs. I prefer the tucked version, but I can see myself wearing it both ways. I am wearing a size 1 white button-down shirt, and I think that it fits me great. I am usually between a medium and a large for size reference.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, sunglasses, a long shell necklace, and earrings

While we are looking at this gorgeous white button-down shirt, can we just talk about these accessories? I mean, have you ever seen anything more gorgeous? Accessories are the icing of the outfit!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, sunglasses, a long shell necklace, and earrings from Chico's

I love my ombre sunglasses! These are a great size, and the ombre shade is subtle and gorgeous. I love oversized sunglasses, especially those that don’t have prongs to get stuck in my hair. These do have Maximum UV protection that helps to block the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a long shell necklace

But, let’s talk about my favorite accessory, the horn and shell adjustable necklace! I love the color variation of this necklace, and it is one that you will be able to wear all year round. It is a fabulous neutral necklace, and since it can be adjusted shorter, that makes it very versatile also!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a cuff bracelet with a camel crossbody

The matching horn cuff bracelet is also a great neutral. The colors in these items will vary since they are made from 100% horns. The cuff that I am wearing is more camel-colored, but the one on the website is more white. Here are a few other jewelry pieces that would also look great.

 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is showing a camel crossbody handbag/wallet

My crossbody handbag/wallet is versatile also. Versatile should be my middle name since that is always what I am looking for in items. You can carry this as a shoulder bag, use it as a crossbody, or take off the straps and use it as a wallet in your larger handbag.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is showing the inside of a wallet

It is made of soft leather, and it keeps you organized with multiple compartments, card slots, and a zipper pocket.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing ankle length jeans, neutral heels, and carrying a camel crossbody wallet

I am wearing the So-Slimming Girlfriend Ankle Jeans in Venus Indigo. I love this medium shade of blue, but the jeans also come in a darker version if you prefer. I love an ankle jean length, although as a child, I hated it because I thought the pants looked too short on me. That was the curse of being all legs when I was young.

An ankle-length jean works with many shoe styles, including sandals, flats, booties, heels, and more. That makes them very versatile. Lol!!! Here is what the website says about the fabric: “No Tummy Girlfriend Jeans feature a slightly stretchy fabric powered by exclusive So Slimming® Hidden Fit technology that slims and smoothes at the tummy.” I am wearing a size 1, and the fit is spot on.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels while standing on a bridge

The pointy toe kitten heels are an old pair that I’ve had for a while. They are a great neutral, and the pointy toe helps to elongate the leg. Because I’ve had these for a while, they are almost sold out of sizes. This slingback pair is a great alternative, and the color is gorgeous.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is laughing while wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels

I hope that you have had as much fun today as I have. Remember, a white button-down shirt is versatile, classic, and crisp, and chic! Try several versions so that you don’t look like you are wearing a “uniform” and look for a unique style when shopping!

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is in the middle of a bridge wearing a white button down shirt with a large ruffle, ankle length jeans, and neutral kitten heels

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  1. Phyllis wrote:

    Love a crisp white shirt. By the way, the jeans look much better on you than on the model. The whole outfit looks good on you.

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Aww, thanks, Phyllis!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  2. Patti wrote:

    Love the white top with jeans. Always a classy look. How do the jeans fit? Did you order your regular size that you wear in other jeans? The Rodan & Fields special… is that for new customers on,y?

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Patti, the RF special is for new PCs, and that is from RF, not me.

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  3. Janus wrote:

    Hi Tania. This look is just my style. I have been searching for a white button down for a while now, to go with my faux leather pants as you mentioned. So thanks for showing it. I was told not to wear a long necklace with an enhanced detail near the neckline. Perhaps a short pendant within the collar would work? Love your blogs and videos.

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Janus, I think this will look great with the faux-leather pants. I actually had this necklace converted to the shorter length, but I wore it outside the ruffle so that you could see it better.

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
      • Janus wrote:

        I bought the shirt. It is fabulous.

        Posted 8.27.21 Reply
  4. Eve wrote:

    The color of that bag looks good enough to eat, I’m really loving this outfit. I’m a tomboy but I can be swayed by a ruffle. Affordable sunglasses. I thought they would be more,

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I thought those sunglasses were a great price! And, they look so stylish!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  5. Gayle wrote:

    I love this look and agree that a white shirt and jeans are always a classic look. The necklace looks great with the shirt as well. No stories?? Surely Joe has been misbehaving!

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Joe has been an angel!!! If you believe that, then I’ve got some property we need to talk about. Lol!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  6. Paige wrote:

    Love the shirt! Now I’ll have to dig out my blue shirt with the ruffle! I was just reading about how the show Bridgerton has influenced style and ruffles and lace are the result. LOVE it!

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Paige, I just bought several “Bridgerton” style tops today!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  7. Melanie wrote:

    White shirt and jeans…a classic!

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I agree, Melanie! Classic style!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  8. Lisa wrote:

    You look great and always put together lovely styles. I do miss the old format of the blog with a more conversational style and stories from your life.

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lisa, I have not been up to anything lately, Lol!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  9. Fiona wrote:

    Love the shirt. It is so nice and a bit different from a regular button down.

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I thought it was a nice change from a plain shirt also.

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
  10. Lorie wrote:

    You look great! While I love the Chicos clothing the price , shipping and duties are outrageous for us Canadians.

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lorie, I know that the shipping and duties to Canada prohibit shopping in the US. Hmmm, sounds like that might have been the plan. Lol!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
    • Elizabeth wrote:

      Lorie: I’m a Canadian working in the US. I have no idea what I will do for clothes when I move back! I am so used to all my duty-free options here!!!

      Posted 8.23.21 Reply
      • Tania wrote:

        Elizabeth, I know a lot of women have placed across the border that they ship to. I’m not sure exactly how that works though.

        Posted 8.23.21 Reply
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