I am dying to get back out there!! Lunches, cocktails, work meetings!!! I would love to have an in-person meeting. 1 year of quarantine has really done a number on my social skills and closet. I feel like when we are able to go out like normal again I’m going to feel like I either 1) don’t have any clothes because mine feel all old and maybe don’t even fit anymore :-/ 2) am so overwhelmed by all of the choices because I’ve been switching out the same sweatpants routine for 11+ months. So I’m trying to remind myself all the ways I can wear my closet staples, and this is why having classic and timeless investment pieces are great!! Because you know that you’ll have tons of ways to wear them and they won’t go out of style.
This has to be one of the most under utilized piece of clothing out there. Honestly I think that the button-down gets a bad rap for those awful office looks, but it is way more than that. A good white button-down can not only be used for casual weekend looks with jean shorts and flip flops, but also a pair of trousers and heels for a chic professional outfit. The short sleeve option is a great one for the summer and the long linen styles are perfect for cover-ups that double as an outfit on a trip!
But I do agree that finding the right one can be a hard fit. If they are too small then they are like those bad office looks, too big and they drown you out and fold in all the wrong places. Too long and it looks like you’re wearing a shirt dress (which are cute!) and too short and you look 5 inches shorter. I think that the longer fits are the better ones because you can tuck them in (with a styled tuck, of course) and wear them out in a more casual setting. Maybe they’re even long enough to tie in front if you’re getting super summery! I’ve put a ton of good white button-downs here, some even have fun detail along the collar! But don’t miss out on some of the amazing outfits below, they are the perfect looks to start to get us back into the office and (fingers crossed) out socializing again.
SHOP SOME GREAT STYLE OPTIONS
CLASSIC + TIMELESS