7 Editor-Approved Ways to Style a Crisp Button-Up Shirt for Winter (2024)

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Understated elegance, stealth wealth, minimalism, whatever you call it, the ultra-crisp button-up shirt transcends trends and seasons. Part of a solid rotation of wardrobe essentials, this menswear-inspired It item has garnered a cult-like following that includes supermodels, from Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, to even Jennifer Lawrence. Like any closet classic, it’s likely that you already own a button-up or two. Now comes the fun part (and where we come in): figuring out how to style it, especially for the colder months.

In building a foundational capsule wardrobe, a bright white poplin is essential. This style from Acne studios gets the fabric and cut just right. A bold blue button-up is another minimalist must-have, and The Frankie Shop has a great one. Styling-wise, layers are your friend in the winter—think sleek turtlenecks, tissue-thin base layers, and lightweight scarves—for adding warmth and dimension to your look.

When it comes to the classics, you can never go wrong with a simple stripe. Our Legacy’s blue and white version takes on preppy cool beneath a sweater vest from Gigi Hadid’s brand, Guest In Residence. Meanwhile, By Malene Birger’s tomato red style is the perfect pop of color when paired with a light brown, tailored suit. Below, seven editor-approved ways on how to style a button-up shirt all winter long.

Vogue’s Go-To Button-Ups:

White Button-Up + Black Turtleneck

A white button-up pairs perfectly with simple wardrobe staples like straight-leg, wool trousers from Dries Van Noten and a soft knit turtleneck from Alex Mill. A leather bomber, combat boots, and chic shades take the look from classic to cool.

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Acne Studios

organic poplin shirt

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Dries Van Noten

wool-blend straight-leg pants

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Alex Mill

Chrissy ribbed turtleneck

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Zara

relaxed double faced jacket

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Le Specs

Outta Love oval-frame sunglasses

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Stuart Weitzman

Sondra leather ankle boots

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Isabel Marant

Cylvany cotton-poplin shirt

Striped Button-Up + Sleeveless Vest

Prep school, with a twist. Our Legacy’s striped button-up pairs perfectly with Guest in Residence’s shrunken sweater vest, and an asymmetrical pleated skirt from Sacai.

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Our Legacy

Daisy striped shirt

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Sacai

pleated pinstriped midi skirt

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Guest in Residence

Layer Up ribbed cashmere vest

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Legres

leather knee boots

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Sporty & Rich

striped cotton-poplin shirt

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Acne Studios

striped cotton-poplin shirt

Black Button-Up + White Long-Sleeve Top

Go minimalist in layers of simple black and white. The Row’s soft, oversized button-up looks right at home with a sleek black maxi from Matteau and chunky loafers from Aeyde. Bright, white socks add extra style points.

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The Row

Caroline oversized wool shirt

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Matteau

wool-blend crepe maxi skirt

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James Perse

Slub cotton top

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Uniqlo

colorful 50 socks

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Lié Studio

the Ingrid earrings

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Stella McCartney

silk shirt

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Toteme

silk shirt

Blue Button-Up + Black Turtleneck

Pair The Frankie Shop’s blue button-up with Suzi Kondi’s red, cashmere bandana, and a pair of stark, white jeans for a bright and fresh winter outfit. Extra layers around the neck will keep you cozy and frame your face.

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The Frankie Shop

Lui cotton-poplin shirt

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Agolde

Pascale turtleneck top

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Suzie Kondi

the Madilla scarf

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Haikure

Bethany boyfriend cargo jeans

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Cos

oversized long-sleeve shirt

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Hommegirls

embroidered cotton-poplin shirt

Red Button-Up + Sleeveless Tissue Turtleneck

Add impact to Toteme’s classic suit with a bold pop of red in By Malene Birger’s button-up. Black accessories and a sleeveless white turtleneck anchor the look.

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By Malene Birger

Derris button-front shirt

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Toteme

herringbone twill pants

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Toteme

tailored herringbone twill jacket

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L'Agence

Ceci turtleneck top

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Le Monde Béryl

leather penny loafers

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Anderson’s

textured-leather belt

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Mango

Roji*za button-up shirt

Brown Button-Up + Matching Base Layer

Dark brown is this winter’s new classic color. Cos’s chocolate button-down looks so chic with wide-leg, satin trousers from Toteme and a clean, white sneaker.

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Cos

oversized cotton-blend shirt

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Banana Republic

refined mock-neck top

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Leset

Barb satin wide-leg pants

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Keds

Champion core sneakers

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Jil Sander

fold-over clutch bag

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Pacharee

Prado pearl hoop earrings

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Staud

Colton twill shirt

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Nili Lotan

Yorke shirt

Denim Shirt + Midi Dress

For an added layer—and texture—in between your coat and sweater dress, consider a denim shirt. Wear it open and unbuttoned, or semi-closed with a belt for definition. Suede boots complete the look.

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Allude

turtleneck midi dress

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Reformation

Remy suede knee-high boots

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Completedworks

The Heart Is Not A Metaphor necklace

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Dragon Diffusion

Egola woven leather tote

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Maria Tash

gold single earring

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Agolde

Camryn oversized denim shirt

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Citizens of Humanity

Kayla denim shirt

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