Button Downs: Yea or Nay?

I’ve never been a huge fan of button-downs. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate them and I like them on other people, but I personally don’t wear them often because I don’t usually feel super comfortable in them. I think it’s because they’re usually so fitted and stiff feeling. I feel like I end up spending most of the day just constantly pulling it down/stretching it down. Of course, I still own a few just because they’re the kind of clothing items that always seem like a good idea to buy for work. Anyway, when I do come across a button-down that I feel comfortable in it makes me pretty happy. And the shirt below makes me pretty happy!

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Top: Express
Pants: Express
Shoes: Croft & Barrow Ballet Wedges via Kohls
Watch: Anne Klein

I love this color and the detailing. I think it dresses up the top a bit so it’s not just another plain, button down. I also love the fact that the top doesn’t have the traditional collar. I think it gives it a more modern, updated look and gives it a more feminine twist. And bonus – this material stretches a bit so I don’t feel like I’m stuck inside this shirt and can hardly move.

What do you guys think about button downs?

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