Tame to trendy! How to tie a button-down shirt into a skirt

A crisp button-down is certainly a wardrobe staple, but let's face it: It wouldn't hurt to make it a bit more dynamic and interesting!

You've probably tucked it into a pencil skirt and styled it in a front knot with denim, but we're excited to share new ways to button, tie and style your simple-seeming shirt to turn it into something unique, trendy and oozing with street cred.

We all have a simple button-down hidden somewhere in our closets. By simply changing the placement and using a few styling tricks, that same old will look like an entirely different item — a skirt!

Step 1:

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Place the collar of the shirt around the smallest part of your waist and button at the first place the two sides meet. continue buttoning down until you reach a length with which you feel comfortable (feel free to leave a few buttons open at the bottom to create a small slit!).

Step 2:

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Loop sleeves together as if you’re tying your shoes, but wait before you tie the second loop that would create a knot!

Step 3:

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Flip one sleeve into a loop and feed the other sleeve straight through the knot. This will create a half bow.

Step 4:

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Roll the shirt into itself along the waist, taking care to ensure the collar tucks out of view along the waistband. And voila! This trendy look is perfect for a summer fiesta — without buying a brand new skirt. Get ready for the compliments!

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Credit: Boden The Boy Fit Shirt, $88.50, model’s own top.