It’s one of those pieces that we all have hanging in our closet. It’s usually paired with something that you’ll wear to work or anywhere that you want to appear more professional. It seems like a fairly basic piece, but in reality, it can be styled in countless creative ways. Ladies, it’s the solid—some may say boring—button-down shirt.
When most of us think button-down, we think of plain white versions, but the tailored staple come in so many of different colors, lengths and materials. No matter what type of button-down you have in your closet, there are more ways to style it than you probably know what to do with, whether you’re headed out for a night on the town or planning a lazy summer day of errands or hanging out in the park.
In the interest of breaking away from the somewhat hackneyed fashion rule that advises women to pair their button-down with a black pencil skirt or a pair of skinny jeans, we’ve gathered 30 street style looks from our favorite photographers and fashion bloggers that prove it really can go with anything.
The shoulder seams should never hang below the shoulder.
The bottom of the t-shirt should never be an inch passed the start of your waistline.
The sleeve should end between the upper third of your arm.
The shirt should be tight but not feel skin-tight. You're wearing shirt not a wet suit