Three ways to style a classic white button-up shirt by Katie Crenshaw

Katie Crenshaw is a mother of three living in Atlanta, Georgia. A bestselling author and maternal mental health advocate and speaker, her work has been featured in The Mighty, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Scary Mommy, and The Huffington Post. Her blog, KatieCrenshaw.com, was born in 2015 when, after having her children, she reinvented her identity to maintain her sanity. You can find everything from motherhood truths to travel tips, female empowerment to style suggestions — all delivered via authentic storytelling and a healthy dose of sarcasm.

Let’s talk wardrobe staples. I’m someone who prefers neutral classics to loud/trendy statement pieces, so shopping for staples is a lot of fun for me. If you play your cards right, you can acquire staples over time that can circulate through all seasons. Since the weather in the south can be fickle, layering is the name of the game. I came up with a few complete looks from Ryllace, a brand that believes that style and quality shouldn’t stop at a size 14. All three feature the Button-Front Linen Tunic and other amazing pieces.

1 | With denim and leather

Katie Crenshaw wearing DL1961 Farrow High Rise Skinny Jeans in light wash
Katie Crenshaw wearing a plus size Mauritius Saena leather jacket

You can never go wrong with a great pair of denim jeans and the perfect leather jacket. The jeans are Farrow High-Rise Skinny Jeans (I’m wearing a 16) and the jacket is the Mauritius Saena Leather Jacket. The leather touches take the sophistication of the button-front tunic and kick it up to an edgier look. This could be taken even further with a hat or statement jewelry.

2 | With a flowy maxi skirt

Katie Crenshaw wearing a plus size black layering tank top by Ryllace
Katie Crenshaw wearing a plus size maxi skirt by Ryllace

For this look, I paired the button-front tunic with the Everyday Layering Tank and Mezzo Maxi Skirt. I love the look of a button-up shirt over a tank during the summer, and it is a great way to layer without wearing anything too heavy. The maxi skirt is a gorgeous neutral floral with POCKETS. This is the easiest and most comfortable look for almost any occasion.

3 | With shorts

Katie Crenshaw carrying a Mar Y Sol Portland tote bag
Katie Crenshaw wearing plus size linen shorts by Ryllace

I fell in LOVE with these Casual Linen Shorts. I knew they could be styled a million ways this spring. I played with tying the tunic in a front knot to show off the high-waisted details of the shorts and I love how it looks! Seychelles® Slide Sandals and the Mar Y Sol Portland Tote complete the look. This is a great outfit for every day.

Ryllace believes that all bodies are deserving of premium fabrics and timeless styles. I can confirm that every single piece is the highest quality and most stylish design. Now is the perfect time to start building a spring and summer capsule, so RUN!

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