Fashion Outfit

Basics Not Basic|Reconstructed White Button Down

A white button down shirt should be a staple in everybody’s wardrobe regardless of style, gender or what not, right? But this is actually one of the very few (maybe 2) I own and I recently analyzed my wardrobe and realized I have to start investing more in basic items.

Basics make up a wardrobe and are so important because they can always be dressed down or dressed up to look not basic, hence the title. The white button down shirt is a timeless fashion piece that has walked the runway and the fashion scene a countless number of times in various ways.






If you’re like me and like twisting things to your taste then you would love how easy it is to reconstruct the shape and style of the white shirt. And it doesn’t lose its beauty or timelessness.  I am particularly into one hand outfits and decided to wear my white shirt with one sleeve and use the other sleeve as a belt to accentuate my figure. I think it worked out brilliantly.

The only problem I had was finding a place to fix the sleeve I wrapped around my waist but I just used safety pins to hook it to the back of my shirt.



I rocked this outfit with a pair of blue strappy heels(that I have definitely worn the life out of, we all have those  right?). For a more casual look, I changed to a pair of white sneakers from DressLily and I feel that absolutely transformed the look to a more sporty chic look.



Shirt- His Closet


Heels-Dune London


Thanks For reading guys! Which look do you prefer, the outfit with the heels or the sneakers? Do let me know in the comments section!

And an extra picture, this is actually my favorite! 




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    June 22, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    I love your hair so much! Is that wool? Will love to do the same style.
    Also, love how you styled this white shirt and how versatile white shirts are.

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    June 22, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    I love the creativity behind the shirt.And the outfit with the sneakers is so chic..?

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      June 23, 2017 at 1:19 PM

      Thanks so much Kezzygrace. Hope to see you around again!

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    June 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    Love! Love! Love! it’s tricky but I think I would naturally go for heels

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    June 22, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    I love the way you twisted the white shirt into something new and stylish. Beautiful pictures also. Keep it up girl??

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    June 22, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    I think white shirts are essentials that everyone should have and the idea of a reconstructed white shirt is quite creative. I actually prefer it with the sneakers as I feel it is a less predictable interpretation. By the way I love the vibe of these pictures.
     Princess Audu 

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      June 23, 2017 at 1:18 PM

      Yes, those are my thoughts exactly. Haha, I’m actually more of a heels girl but I get what you mean by less predictable!

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    Mis perlas de moda
    June 23, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    This white shirt is such a cute piece! Love how you styled it!

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    June 23, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    First off, d pictures are beautiful????
    Secondly, u killed d look ?????
    Ok now to d subject matter, i don’t v a white shirt, makes me look somehow when i wear it, z it just me? I’ve tried nd tried but ??? it just wouldn’t look gud. Anytym i see a post lyk dis, i go look for a white shirt nd try pairing it with denim but i just end up changing cos i don’t lyk d way it turns out, seriously I tried ?
    Maybe white shirts aren’t just for me.

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      July 8, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      Thank you babe. I feel you should try different types of white shirts though and accesorize with belts and stuff.

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    June 23, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    I love the pictures.You look really good with the sneakers tho! Keep up the good work dear.

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    July 5, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    I love that you did this! I would never have had the creativity to reinvent a white shirt in this way and you’re rocking it 🙂

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      July 8, 2017 at 10:03 AM

      Thank you Rosy. I’m glad you like the post!

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    Desire Uba
    August 20, 2017 at 12:15 AM

    Ooh, nice DIY!! White shirts are pretty bomb
    I prefer the outfit with sneakers, definitely more comfortable and looks so good too.

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      August 23, 2017 at 10:36 AM

      Yes I’m consciously trying to add more white shirts to my wardrobe. Thanks for your comment Desire!

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    Chinenye Agbim
    October 31, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    This look is everything!!!

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      November 4, 2017 at 1:41 PM

      Thank you Chinenye!

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    February 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    I love the off shoulder shirt so much and the color white is just what I am looking for. By the way, your shoulders are sexy!

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      February 10, 2018 at 9:51 AM

      Thank you so much babe

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