Summer's Best Button-Downs

Everyone knows that a good button-down is a wardrobe staple. Easy, and comfortable, it's the smartest way to look "put together" fast. Preppy? Style yours like Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. Grunge? Leave a dark, loose shirt open over a band tee. Hippie? Wear a long, relaxed button-down as a dress. This closet necessity is fit for everyone, anytime, anywhere. Click through to see the best of the best.
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Everyone knows that a good button-down is a wardrobe staple. Easy, and comfortable, it's the smartest way to look "put together" fast. Preppy? Style yours like Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. Grunge? Leave a dark, loose shirt open over a band tee. Hippie? Wear a long, relaxed button-down as a dress. This closet necessity is fit for everyone, anytime, anywhere. Click through to see the best of the best.
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Everyone knows that a good button-down is a wardrobe staple. Easy, and comfortable, it's the smartest way to look "put together" fast.

Preppy? Style yours like Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. Grunge? Leave a dark, loose shirt open over a band tee. Hippie? Wear a long, relaxed button-down as a dress.

This closet necessity is fit for everyone, anytime, anywhere. Click through to see the best of the best.

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J. Crew on net-a-porter.com This J. Crew shirt is a summer classic. Pink gingham keeps it light and feminine, while the cut is menswear inspired.

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ADAM on net-a-porter.com If you want something cute, try this ADAM blouse. With a pink heart print and loose fit, it's perfect for a summer day.

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Rag & Bone at shopbop.com Where shirt meets dress meets trench, this Rag & Bone shirt could be worn a multitude of ways. The back vent is a unique detail that's sure to get attention.

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Elizabeth and James on shopbop.com. Cheryl owns this Elizabeth and James shirt and says it's perfect for everyday. It's comfortable, chic, and goes with everything.

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T by Alexander Wang at shopbop.com Alex Wang makes the button-down sexy with this crop-top, complete with jersey side panels. We recommend it for summer concerts and barbecues.

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AllSaints. AllSaint's take on the button-down features lace insets and pin-tucking. Breezy.

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American Apparel. American Apparel is known for its basics, and the button-down is no exception. This unisex option looks great with the sleeves rolled up, plus you can share it with your dad, brother, or boy.

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Gap on Gap.com Gap's linen button down is a tad military inspired, but still light for hot summer days.

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Chloé at net-a-porter.com. If you happen to have $1,100 sitting around, we'd recommend spending it on this Chloé shirt. It's nude, elegant, and has a certain je ne sais quoi.

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Nom de Plume by YaYaat Urban Outfitters. Keep it prim in this short-sleeved button-down by Nom de Plume. It's fit for a Blair Waldorf-type with a little edge.

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byCORPUS at Urban Outfitters. A denim button-down is a tricky piece, but byCORPUS gets the formula right. Great for summer days or the occasional cowboy costume party.