Most all of my button-downs are long-sleeved, which gets hot this time of year, so I’m looking for some short-sleeved options, and I fear I have nothing more exciting to say on the topic than that. They’re just good basic pieces and I need them. This striped number is so excellently menswearish.
I like the drop shoulders and all-around slouchy vibe of this option from Joie.
A good, crisp, white choice from Madewell that is nice and blousey.
I’m always a sucker for a good rainbow stripe.
So excellently tomboyish.
The flare sleeves and tiny hearts make this one standout.
A super-cute chambray number.
This has subtle metallic stripes, which is fun.
This short-sleeved version of Equipment’s classic Slim Signature blouse has those great front pockets.
The styling here makes this gauze top look kind of dorky, but I actually think it’d be aces half-tucked (yes, I am still half-tucking).
I dig the black-on-black stripes on this silk option.
Another chambray shirt, this one with a nifty tie-front.
Maybe I’m nuts for thinking this, but the exaggerated sleeves here would make your arms look skinnier, I’m pretty sure.
This floral is like a classed-up version of a Hawaiian shirt.
I like the raw hems and variegated stripes here.
A really graphic choice.
A very elegant and structured silk top.
And this popover doesn’t technically belong in a button-down category, but it’s new (and well-priced) from Everlane and I like it.