one. striped. button-down. // three. ways.

I knew this blue and white striped button-down shirt would be on repeat the moment I bought it. It’s lightweight, slightly oversized and incredibly effortless.
It’s confession time: I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with button-downs. We all have that one hero piece in our wardrobe, and a tried-and-true button-down shirt just so happens to be mine. What can I say, they’re the first thing I reach for when a case of the outfit blahs hits and nothing else seems to measure up. Over the past few years, I’ve accumulated more plaid, gingham and striped shirts than I care to admit — some are structured while others take on a more laid-back chic vibe (just the way I like it).

There’s my favorite silk shirt from Equipment that looks exquisite paired with skinny jeans, a slouchy gingham button-down from Joie that can be styled no less than a million and one ways and there’s even a slim oxford that I once snagged on sale from the men’s section at J.Crew. It fits like a dream BTW. The list goes on. To share just how versatile a button-down can be, I’m sharing three ways that I’ve recently styled this summery striped shirt from Splendid.

Easy does it. When in doubt, black skinny jeans and a button-down will always do you right. Although I have yet to master the perfect half-tuck (one day…), there’s nothing I love more than being able to toss on a button-down with jeans and d’Orsay flats for a low-key afternoon at a coffee shop.

Just a little preppy. This #OOTD was actually from Memorial Day weekend (#longlivesummer). It doesn’t get more summery than seersucker shorts (here’s the skirt version), navy Keds and a knotted button-down. For a day spent out and about, I even toted around my go-to Old Navy bucket bag. 

Ultra-femme with a twist. Last but not least, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to style my favorite striped shirt with this classic white French Connection skirt (a great T.J. Maxx find!). Once again, I knotted the ends for a chic accent and accessorized with a mint green necklace and clear rubber Ancient Greek Sandals

Scroll through for more shoppable button-downs below:

What’s your favorite way to style a button-down? Let me know in the comments below!


1 comment

  1. Striped button downs are such a staple wardrobe piece. I love all the ways you styled it. Super cute!

    Stephanie |


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