All-new button-downs for spring, part 2


madewell shirt

I thought we’d start out simple today, with this snappy Madewell short-sleeved button-down.

ag shirt

Such a good red, and I dig the utilitarian pockets.

barry shirt

A denim shirt cut like a classic menswear button-down = aces.

velvet shirt

Pink stripes are a fun touch.

double shirt

A statement-making print on a nicely slouchy shirt.

baum shirt

I like the stripes on the sleeves here, as well as the poppy floral print.

printed blouse

But here is the floral I’m really crazy for: such a good color combination.

rails top

A black-on-black plaid is unexpected and quite cool.

rta top

Such a good grey and black leopard print (and here’s a cheaper leopard print if you’re interested).

xirena army

The red piping here looks exactly right when contrasted with army green.

cherry print

Cherry prints are apparently having a moment, so I thought I’d include this, just for kicks.

bella shirt

The washed-out stripes and frayed hem make this look like a beloved and well-worn item that’s been in your closet forever.


pink floral

Such a feminine choice, but not at all prissy.

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5 Thoughts on All-new button-downs for spring, part 2
    11 Apr 2018

    More great shirts! Between all of the button downs and the florals you recently posted, ready for spring to fully fling itself!! I really like the choices from & other stories, they have a veritable plethora of button downs.


    11 Apr 2018

    Love the poppy floral with the striped (knit?) sleeves. A different take on the button down, and it would go with so many things.

    I don’t know if the Frank and Eileen Barry denim shirt is cut like the other Barrys but if so, watch out. This style runs super small. I have one in white cotton and it’s an XL, and I usually wear a small to medium in most tops.


    11 Apr 2018

    Frank & Eileen shirts are my favorites. They’re pricey, but I can usually find them on-sale. The striped one from Velvet is good, too…and finally, something they make that doesn’t require dry-cleaning!


    12 Apr 2018

    This might have been noted by someone before, but I love how all these shirts look in photos but when i try on button-downs, i just ends up looking like a lunch-lady uniform. I *think* they look best on smaller busted folks because i can’t get that effortless, slouchy vibe.
    I want to be proven wrong though! Anybody have any ideas for styling?


    17 Apr 2018

    Link not working for floral shirt from & other stories – searched through merch but could not relocate.



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I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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