crispy, white oxford

I may have been a bit naughty and gone shopping during finals week. But hey! Urban Outfitters is between my apartment and Trader Joe's, and the 50% off sale sign just lured me in. Good thing I did because a mere 10 minutes later I walked out with the most perfectly crisp, white button down.

I've said before how I'm not someone who believes in universal closet essentials. More often than not, I tend to stumble across items which turn into my personal essential pieces. This is me predicting this top fits into that category. My usual problems with a white button down of it being too see through, or having ugly buttons, or being too tight across the chest, or conversely being too oversized simply don't exist with this top. In fact, I'm very tempted to buy the striped version as well.

Even though the whole head-to-toe winter whites thing is trending right now, I doubt I'll be participating in that because a) white jeans give me cottage cheese legs b) I'm too anal about perfectly matching the shades of white. I have one more final left until I'm free, so in the meanwhile here's two classic ways to style a white button down.

sources: pinterest + stockholm streetstyle

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