7 Ways to Wear a Navy Gingham Button Up for Fall

I’ve said before that this navy gingham button-up is one of the most remixable pieces in my closet. For years I stayed away from gingham button-ups because the ones I’d tried were very stiff and I didn’t feel that I could wear them in a casual, laid back environment. Then, I found this one a couple of years ago. It’s on the thinner side and is relaxed and not stiff at all. You can wear it in the spring, fall, and winter depending on how mild your winter is or if you layer something under it. I’ve used it in a previous fall mini capsule packing list and have done various remixes with it, but they involved outfits for multiple seasons. I’m excited about remixing it today because the outfits are ALL for FALL!
7 Outfits for Fall with a Navy Gingham Button Up
SIZING & INFO
I’m 5’6″ and usually 6/8 or S/M in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.  I wear this top in S and you can find it HERE.  
I machine wash and machine or air dry, but usually machine dry.  I’ve had it for so long that I can’t remember if there was initial shrinking, but regardless you can figure out sizing based on my size relative to yours.  Some people have said that the sleeves were short for them, which is probably true except I ALWAYS wear it with sleeves rolled up so I don’t notice.  Just make sure you look out for the sleeve length if you plan to leave them full length.  
Some people have also complained that it wrinkles with washing.  When I dry it in the machine, I just fluff it out a couple times upon taking it out before it cools off and have not noticed excessive wrinkling.  Not sure what to make of that.  If there are wrinkles in it, I do not iron–I never iron.  I only ever steam my clothes now!  
Side note: I hate ironing and never did it.  I discovered the beauty of using a steamer on clothes about 2 years ago and though I never used to iron anything, I steam everything.  There is something therapeutic about it and feels like WAY less of a hassle than ironing.  Just get one on Amazon for $20-$25, like THIS one.  
Onto the outfits!

Gingham Button Up + Scarf + Black Skinnies + Riding Boots
Gingham Button up + Mustard Scarf + Black Skinnies + Riding Boots
Scarf + Boots
I’m starting off with no completer pieces.  Just add a scarf of almost ANY color and it’ll bring the shirt + jeans combo to life.  Adding tall boots helps too because…well, because tall boots make everything better.  Am I right?  🙂  
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4) 
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9.5)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact
Gingham Button up + White Cardigan + Booties
Skinny Jeans + Gingham Button up + White Cardigan

Cardigan + Jeans
This is the way I most often wear this top. It’s a super duper easy and looks cute every time. You can take this same outfit formula and mix it up by using different colored cardigans (neutral and colorful ones both work) and different colored jeans. See below!

BTW, all these pieces are part of the Fall Outfit Challenge, though this is not even one of the 5 outfits made with this top in the challenge!

Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Cardigan: J.Crew Factory (exact)
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar–I wear size 4) 
Shoes: Lucky Brand via Nordstrom (exactsimilar
Watch: c/o JORD (exact
White Skinnies + Booties + Gingham Button Up + Tan Cardigan
Tan Cardigan + White skinnies + booties + Blue gingham shirt
Cardigan + Jeans: Mixing It Up 
Same outfit formula as above, just with white jeans! If you want to use colored cardigans, bright green, cobalt blue, mustard yellow, red, olive, and maroon would all look good, in addition to all the other neutrals out there like beige, black, navy. 
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Cardigan: Old Navy (exact in other colors––wearing Ssimilar color)
Jeans: LOFT (exact–wearing 28P) 
Boots: Target (similar
Watch: c/o JORD (exact

Gingham Button Up + White Puffer Vest + Skinnies +Black Purse
White puffer Vest + Gingham Shirt + Skinnies + booties
Vest + Jeans 
This top also goes really well with vests!  This outfit is made of all neutrals.  Since the dark wash jeans and navy gingham are somewhat uniform with the navy, I used a white vest for contrast to make the outfit pop more.  
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Vest: Old Navy (similar, similar–quilted and not as poofy) 
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar
Boots: Target (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)


Maroon Skinnies + Gingham Button up + Mustard Scarf +Booties
Mustard Scarf + Maroon Skinnies + Gingham Button up + Blue Vest + booties
Vest + Jeans: Mixing It Up
Same outfit formula, but a simple swap of regular blue jeans for colored jeans makes for a fun and unique outfit.  Add on a colorful scarf, and the whole thing really comes alive!  This is a outfit from the Fall Outfit Challenge!  I loved it when I put together the image-collage, but I love it even more in real life!
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Vest: Old Navy (exactsimilar–quilted and not as puffy) 
Jeans: Old Navy (almost exactalmost exact–wearing size 4)
Boots: c/o Sole Society (similar
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact


Skinny Jeans + Tan Sweater + Gingham Shirt + Brown Tote
Tan Sweater + Gingham Button Up + Pendant Necklace + Skinnies + Booties
Pullover Sweater + Jeans
This is great for when it gets even colder.  I always had trouble pulling off the sweater over a button up look, but I finally realized my problem.  The sweaters I was using were too tight, so they kept slipping up my hips–and pulling the button up with it in wonky ways.  I’d constantly be tugging back down and adjusting both the sweater and shirt.  I finally got looser fitting pullovers and never need to adjust things anymore!  

Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exactwearing size S)
Sweater: Old Navy (similar
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Target (exact
Watch: c/o JORD (exact

Green Sweater + Gingham Button up + Skinnies + Riding Boots + Brown Tote
Gingham Button up + Green sweater + Skinnies + Riding Boots
Pullover + Jeans: Mixing It Up
And of course, mix it up with different colored pullover sweaters!  This bright green is so fun against navy, but lots of other colors would be great too.  
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (similarsimilarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar)–wearing size 4)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9.5)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact
Amazingly, only ONE of these outfits is in the Fall Outfit Challenge, which means if you’ve joined the challenge already you’ll get 4 additional ways to wear this top for fall.  So awesome!  If you haven’t joined yet, read all about it HERE!  

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Bethany @ CuteCapsuleLife
    September 28, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I’m obsessed with gingham but I hadn’t thought of how versatile it could be – love these looks!

  • Reply
    Mica
    September 28, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    That is such a cute shirt! I actually don’t have any gingham in my wardrobe. I do have a couple soft button up shirts like this though that I am trying to make more of an effort to wear outside of the office, so this was a really helpful post, thank you! 🙂

    Hope you are having a wonderful week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply
    Theresa
    October 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Would you consider featuring another style of pants on your blog? I’ve noticed more and more of your outfits feature skinny jeans. While that style of pants looks fine on you, it’s a terribly unflattering style for me. I have big calf muscles (not from working out, just blessed/cursed with curvy legs) and skinny jeans make me feel like a cow. I have yet to find a pair that fit and have given up on trying to make my body fit into the trend. Do you have any outfit suggestions for straight, boot cut of even flair leg pants? Or is there another style blogger who features these styles? I like the practical advice you give and the budget friendly advice but I am struggling to find clothes that fit my body type.

    • Reply
      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Theresa! Here’s a link to all the posts with my favorite bootcut jeans. http://www.puttingmetogether.com/search/label/bootcut%20wit%20%26%20wisdom%20jeans

      • Reply
        Theresa
        October 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Thanks for the suggestion! I might give them a try.

    • Reply
      ladyj
      November 15, 2017 at 3:52 am

      Straight jeans wear a button up and blazer, wear a button up and boot cut jeans. Get a pair of junior Kati jeans from Walmart seven dollars from Walmart online . I got my urban Kati jeans in size 7 I wear with my daddy cream button up shirt and brown vest and my brown tall boots from Walmart and nude ostrich tote I got from Cato online in 2015. If you want great pair of jeans straight leg try faded glory woman’s jeans. I go in Baltimore color and rinse color. Metrostyle have a gear pair of ladies white jean for 24.00. Another place is Cato. Or try goodwill.

    • Reply
      ladyj
      November 15, 2017 at 3:57 am

      Theresa no matter if you got jeans from Walmart or Norsham or thift store. Made sure it fit correctly. The thing I tell woman and myself it didn’t matter how much you pay fircclotges. It is how it fit on your body that makes difference. You can be in seven dollar jean and look better than woman who spend more money.

  • Reply
    Natmari's Corner
    October 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Cute outfits. I have a navy gingham button up and I don’t know how to wear it. This is perfect. Thank you. I have some similar pieces and I can try some of these outfits.

  • Reply
    ladyj
    November 15, 2017 at 2:24 am

    1. White jeans and button up. 2. Long jean skirt and button up. 3. Pencil skirt jean and button up. 4. Trouzer jean button up and blazer. 5. Wide leg jeans button up and sweater. 6. Straight leg jeans Graham button up and white rosé pin to shirt in right. Put white rose in your on left side. You will look cute and chic. 7. Wear graham shirt with dark wash jeans.

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