How to Style A Button Down Using the Tuck & Roll

You’ve made the decision to wear a button down, but you’re not really feeling the look after gazing in the mirror. You feel stuffy, formal, and blah. You’re not alone, which is why the fashion people invented the tuck and roll. One small change in style can elevate your entire look. 

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Here’s how to style a button down using these tuck and roll techniques:

How to Style a Button Down: Tuck

Stylist Tip: Tucking in your shirt, but not fully, makes your legs look longer.

Front Tuck

Tuck in only the front and leave the rest of the shirt untucked. This tuck can be used across all shirt types.

French Tuck

Tuck in only your left side and leave the rest of the shirt untucked. This tuck only works with button downs.

The french and front tucks work with slacks, jeans, and skirts!

How to Style a Button Down: Roll

Stylist tip: Just because your sleeves feel too long, doesn’t mean you can’t wear the shirt. It seems simple, but rolling the sleeves adds more style instantly. 

Jenna Lyon’s Roll

How to master the “Jenna Lyons” sleeve roll:

Step 1: Fold full sleeve in half and pull above elbow

Step 2: Fold again, stopping right below the cuff so it’s sticking out

how to style a button down

Now that you know how to style a button down, rent new pieces from Armoire each week and elevate your look with ease!

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