10 Twists on the Classic Button-Down (Making It Anything but Basic)
They may not be flashy like metallic midis or luxe like velvet boots, but button-down shirts are the unsung heroes of our wardrobe. Think about it: What else works as well with ripped jeans as it does with a pencil skirt? This season, shirting is finally getting its due, with refreshed takes on the classic silhouette. Here are ten we love.
Contrasting stripes and extra-high cuffs give extra polish to this irregular shape (unlike those times we just buttoned our shirt wrong).
Youthful embroidery is everywhere right now, and we love the Girl Scout vibes it adds to a starched oxford.
A simple but oh-so-elegant update, bell sleeves make an otherwise demure fit feel extra breezy.
Vince Camuto ($99)
No manicure? No problem! This blogger-approved style has you (literally) covered. Just avoid reaching across the dinner table at all costs.
Ready for something more advanced? These artfully placed ruffles make your every gesture downright Shakespearean.
Preppy poplin suddenly feels runway-worthy (but still totally work-appropriate) with the addition of exaggerated sleeve details.
Comfy, versatile and waist-cinching, all at once. We just found our go-to weekend top.
The button-down’s usually prim placket gets turned on its side for a peekaboo effect.
Vero Moda ($43)
Business on the left, party on the right. Pair it with a white midi and you’re ready for patio weather.