How Fashion Girls Are Wearing Their Button-Downs

When it comes to the button-down shirt, we like to think of ourselves as being on an endless quest for fresh ways to style it. Whether it’s wearing it tugged down on your shoulders like Leandra Medine, tied in a knot on one side à la Pernille Teisbaek, or even underneath (and poking out the bottom of) a miniskirt—suffice it say, we’ve seen it all, almost.

Recently, we spotted a small handful of stylish images of women wearing their shirts with only the top button buttoned, leaving the rest of the shirt to form a slight opening to whatever was worn beneath. Genius! Not only is this tip great for the remainder of summer’s warmest months (hello, lacy bralette!), but it also works as a smart layering trick for fall. Stick a graphic tee or lightweight sweater underneath, and you’ve got a dynamic outfit ready and waiting. See below to check out our inspiration images, and shop a few of our favorite shirts to get the trend going for autumn.


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Come chillier temperatures, try this look with a turtleneck and sweater worn underneath. Finish it off with blue jeans.

Feeling adventurous? Us too, especially after this über-cool inspiration from Annina Mislin.


Cotton On

Try it out with a sturdy chambray shirt or denim jacket.

In case you were wondering how to show off your cute lace bra in public.

This styling trick works wonders with a midi skirt.

Layer a white tee underneath and style with jeans and Dr. Martens.

Okay, now that you have a few ideas, shop our favorite shirts right now to try the trend out yourself!

Who doesn't love a chocolate brown?

If you don't have a ruffle in your life yet, make it this one.

This is called the "Dory illustration."

Style this with a column skirt and pointy-toe flats.

We'd wear this with a pair of vintage Levi's.

We know this story is about the front, but how amazing is this back detail? Sigh.

Love button-down shirts? See how the Olsens style them for major inspo.

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