The button down shirt can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Add a stripe, and it takes on even more personality. For a polished look, wear a crisp button down tucked in with a stylish belt or with a blazer thrown over your shoulders. For a cool, casual vibe, wear it untucked, maybe a bit wrinkled (no iron or steamer needed) with the sleeves rolled up. For date night, add a bit of sexiness by leaving one or more buttons undone. Wear your button down as an extra layer over a tee shirt this fall in place of a light jacket. Pair oversized button downs with your favorite leggings or slim-fitting pants. Tuck only one side into your relaxed fit denim if you want to look especially on-trend right now. The styling possibilities are truly endless!
This season tailored clothing is taking center stage, and we are seeing striped button downs in lots of bright colors. Along with many shades of blue and black, vibrant oranges and yellows are being featured, which look fresh and modern. Some have oversized pockets or styling details like uneven hems or cropped lengths too. Read on for my Top 10 striped button downs you will wear again and again.
J.Crew’s newly updated relaxed fit (i.e., their longest, most oversized silhouette), crafted in washed cotton poplin that’s soft to the touch and perfectly rumpled for a lived-in look and feel. Body length is 29 3/4 so best for taller BA50’s or worn with leggings.
Oprah helped put this shirt on the map. Offered in 9 different colors, this fabulous striped shirt has one oversized pocket which looks super cool. Over 300 great reviews.
Available in regular, petite and tall sizing, Banana Republic’s classic fit poplin shirt hits all the marks. Also in light blue stripe and solids.
From Jenny Kayne, known for their California Cool vibe, this oversized boyfriend shirt is in 100% cotton with a chest pocket and high-low hem. Size down for a more tailored fit.
J.Crew’s updated classic-fit shirt (with a little extra room and a just-right length), featuring bold stripes. And it’s the details that make this shirt truly special—like the custom label, contrasting collar and cuffs, interior chambray piping, pops of blue button thread and beautifully finished seams from the inside out, so the sleeves are essentially made to be rolled.
From H & M, this highly rated cropped shirt has dropped shoulders and long sleeves with buttons at cuffs. Slits at sides and a straight-cut hem, longer at back. Selling fast.
Oversized in all the right ways, this ivory and black striped shirt from Banana Republic comes in petite and tall sizing too. Extra long so perfect with leggings.
From J.Crew, this classic-fit shirt in Ivory and black is 45% off right now.
J.Crew’s newly updated relaxed fit (i.e., their longest, most oversized silhouette), crafted in customer-favorite crisp cotton poplin for a neat, just-pressed look and feel. Over 40% off right now at J.Crew.
Frank & Eileen have built a cult following for their super comfy, well made shirts. Thick and thin stripes mingle on this breezy cotton button-up punctuated with a curved shirttail hem and a comfortably relaxed fit. At Nordstrom.