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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AllSaints. AllSaint's take on the button-down features lace insets and pin-tucking. Breezy.
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.
Gap on Gap.com Gap's linen button down is a tad military inspired, but still light for hot summer days.
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.
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.
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.