7 Effortless Outfit Ideas With Jeans and Button-Down Shirts to Try Now


fashion collage with three stylish women wearing outfits with button-down shirts and jeans

We’ve all been there—running late and frazzled with the idea of trying to find something to wear. It’s on those days when I take a deep breath and reach for two tried-and-true pieces that I know will get me out the door in style no matter the season: a button-down shirt and a pair of jeans. Throw on these classic basics along with occasion-appropriate shoes, a bag, and outerwear and you’re good to go in 10 minutes or less.

To get you prepared for those future rushed mornings, I’ve rounded up seven easy looks that show exactly how to pull off the no-brainer outfit formula. I highly recommend making a mental note of each chic outfit idea and stocking up your closet with the pieces that speak to you most in completing the look. This season, it will be all about adding ballet flats, kitten heels, or loafers alongside timeless bags. Scroll on to study up on the inspiring button-down-shirt–and-denim ensembles and to shop each look.

fashion influencer Anouk Yve poses for a mirror selfie wearing a blue button-down shirt with contrast collar and cuffs, jeans, and ballet flats

fashion influencer Sylvie Mus takes a mirror selfie on the streets of Paris wearing a white button-down shirt, cropped wideleg raw-hem jeans, and mule sandals

(Image credit: @sylviemus_)

fashion influencer Ingrid Edvinsen poses on the street wearing hoop earrings, oval sunglasses, a black button-down shirt, jeans, and ballet flats

British fashion influencer Monikh poses on the sidewalk wearing a striped white button-down shirt, cuffed jeans, and strappy sandals

fashion influencer Felicia Akerstrom poses on the sidewalk in Paris wearing a black blazer, white button-down shirt, belt, jeans, and Chanel cap-toe ballet flats

French fashion influencer sits in a café with an iced coffee wearing a blue button-down shirt, white top, Hermes bag, jeans, and Gucci loafers

mid-size fashion influencer Marina Torres poses in a white button-down shirt, a burgundy Bottega Veneta bag, wide-leg jeans, and snakeskin shoes

fashion influencer Camille Charriere on a sidewalk in Paris wearing a baseball cap, white button-down shirt, green sweater over the shoulders, jeans, and an Hermès bag

(Image credit: @camillecharriere)