Slip Skirt & Button-Down Shirt Combo: The Only Summer Outfit Formula You Need

When you're searching for the perfect outfit for weather that's warm throughout the day but cold at night, consider light layers. A slip skirt and button-down shirt is the most effortless outfit you can pull together when you're short on time. Slip skirts make the perfect versatile clothing piece, and there are various ways to style a button-down shirt. Pairing the two together gives you an outfit for any occasion.

Since chic slip skirts have made a home in almost everyone's closet, designers have made them available in multiple prints, styles, and colors. How you dress them depends on your style. If you enjoy a dressier look, pair your look with high heels and a cute blouse. Or, if you like feeling more casual, wear your skirt with your favorite sneakers and cropped shirt. If you know it's going to be cooler at night, you can take an extra jacket or cardigan to slip into later. Here's how to make your slip skirt and button-down your go-to outfit.

Throw on a blazer

Pair your slip skirt and button-down with your most comfortable heels for a classy, dressy outfit. Layer your outfit with an oversized blazer; this pink blazer over the white button-down and yellow skirt resembles a mix of sorbet ice cream colors. The button-down looks best when it's half buttoned and tied at the bottom since the blazer is oversized. You want a cinched look to prevent your shirt from looking too baggy. Style the outfit with your favorite accessories and shoulder bag.

Layer your button-down over a tank top

Opt for a basic tank top under your button-down for a minimalist look. Leave the button-down loose over your shoulders and tie the front for a casual look. Style your outfit with black heels and a shoulder bag, but keep the accessories to a minimum with sunglasses and a necklace. This chic 'fit will be your favorite backup outfit for brunch, dinner, and cocktail hour.

Go monochromatic

For the neutral girlies, you don't need an oversized button-down to style your slip skirt. Wear a fitted button-down over a tank top and leave it unbuttoned to show off the full ensemble underneath. This outfit is a perfect example of a dressy but casual look with the satin slip skirt and comfy sneakers. Rock this look when visiting a museum or exploring a new city. You'll look stylish and feel comfortable walking around for miles. For accessories, wear some sunnies and a neutral bag (try a bold color for a pop of color).

Tuck in your button-down for a sleek look

Warmer weather calls for fun, bright colors, like this gorgeous green floral slip skirt. It adds the right amount of color to the rest of the neutral outfit. If you don't like the look of a baggy button-down, tuck it into your skirt or underneath your undergarments. Tie the back with a hair tie and tuck it into the back. Pair the rest of your outfit with a stylish sun hat and brown fisherman sandals. Top it off with some dainty jewelry and your favorite tote bag.

Keep it simple

Sometimes an outfit doesn't need to be overly accessorized to look good. Style your slip skirt and button-down with a pair of earrings to finalize the look. Let your outfit do the talking by wearing bold complementary colors. This stunning champagne slip skirt is elegant and makes the perfect going-out 'fit with a warm navy blue button-down. Roll up the sleeves and tie the front pieces for a relaxed but fitted look.

Match textures

Linen or cotton button-downs are great for warm weather because they're lightweight. You can wear them casually or dress them up. However, opt for matching textures if you want a striking elevated outfit. For example, wear a satin slip skirt with a satin button-down; it creates a cohesive look. If you easily get warm, slip the satin shirt over your shoulders. Style the look with white heels and a crossbody bag.