When I think “button-down” blouse, I think boring, stiff work shirts that no one wants to wear, but has to. Vintage Fringe is currently carrying a button-down top that is NOTHING like what I just described. The Boyfriend Stripe Long Sleeved Button-up Top will change the way you think about button-up blouses for good.
We’ve featured this top in our blog before, but cannot help that it is worth discussing again! This piece by Splendid is a loose fitting, cotton and silk blend that is as stunning as it is easy to wear. It is a fun twist on the sheer tank that makes it perfect to layer over top of a tank or bandeau. It’s lightweight fabric and navy/black color combination allows for a lot of versatility!
One example of a fun way to mix this piece into your wardrobe is by throwing it on over jeans, adding some fun ankle boots and layering jewelry to finish it off. (See our model for inspiration!) If you are looking for a dressier look, tucking this top into a pencil skirt or wearing it with a black suit would be perfect for any day at the office.
Another, more casual, take on a button down is our Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top by Velvet. This top is part of Velvet’s baby jersey collection and is super soft making it perfect for mixing into your wardrobe as the temperatures get cooler. It is cotton and super comfortable. It is also unique enough to stand on its own, but can also be utilized as a layerable piece when you need a few extra layers. This top pairs perfectly with the Kelisha long tank top by Velvet that is the same length and can be worn in an number of great accent colors that would work well with the Darvey top. For a similar style to the Darvey top, you can also check out the Aria top which features the same style as the Darvey top, but a heathered jersey cotton fabric with added contrast. Both tops look great with leggings and of course can always be worn with jeans.
The Emalee top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer features a shirred muslin voile ruffle with a scoop neckline. We love the flirty button up v neck in the midst of the ruffles and the faux rolled up sleeves. The partial button-up detail is naturally accented by the ruffles and is a great way to add a feminine twist to an otherwise casual style top. This top is also part of the baby jersey collection so it is also soft and super comfortable.
Each of these button-down blouse options are certainly not your standard boring button-down blouse. These tops range from dressy to casual and best of all each of them give you a distinctive look and really do transform basic and boring into feminine, flirty and fun pieces for your closet of course depending on your own personal style.