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Button Down Shirts For Women That Are Anything But Boring

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When it comes to button down shirts for women, it’s easy to get stuck in a it-has-to-be-white-rut. Women’s button downs tends to be boxy, white, and conservative, giving one the look of a cater-water rather than a gal with style. When worn right, the right button down can make an outfit, even becoming that easy go-to piece on which you can always rely. And a soft, airy shirt can keep you comfortable all summer when you need to look buttoned up.

So this summer, we’re ditching boring white long-sleeve shirts in favor of soft, bright, light, and airy women’s shirts. We’re going with a pattern or two and throwing in some bold, bright colors for good measure. We’re wearing a new take on that classic white long-sleeve button down, short-sleeves and all. And we’re all-in on linen this summer, too.

But the one thing our favorite button downs have in common, is they’re completely soft and remarkably comfortable. There’s sizing for everyone and a style for everyone, too.

And just like that, we got out of that white shirt-rut.

TEN BUTTON DOWN SHIRTS FOR WOMEN WE’RE WEARING THIS SUMMER

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THE HERO BUTTON-UP BY GRAYSON

women's button down shirt

The best thing about Grayson’s Hero button-up isn’t the remarkably soft tissue cotton, or the amazing array of colors from which to choose.  The Hero’s crowning glory is the accurately placed buttons, ensuring every bust and body type avoids that embarrassing button-gap other button-downs can’t seem to shake. We liked the Rouge and Pink.  What about you? Get it. 

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BELLA FEMME BUTTONDOWN BY ANTHROPOLOGIE

Women's blouses

With a touch of on-trend puff sleeves and an elegant brocade, Anthropologie’s Bella Femme button down puts a feminine twist on a classic. Go casual with jeans or cutoffs or add this one in to your business casual rotation now that offices are opening up and life is slowly returning.  We love the inclusive sizing and the gorgeous colors.  Get it

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EYELET BUTTONDOWN BY ANTHROPLOGIE

Women's Button Down Shirts

Shown in this spring’s color-of-moment marigold, Anthropologie’s gorgeous eyelet button-down also comes in a dazzling blue that’ll have you wondering if you can buy both. You can. We would.  Plus sizing available.  Get it.

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SHORT PUFF-SLEEVE SHIRT BY J. CREW

women's white button down blouse

Every closet needs a classic white button-down shirt, but this spring we’re going rogue with J. Crew’s short-sleeve version.  The ultimate every day shirt, the low-key style and sizing up to 24 mean this one’s for everyone.  As it should be.  Get it. 

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DRAPEY CLASSIC SHIRT BY TREASURE & BOND

Women's Button Down Shirt

The distressed rose print of Treasure & Bond’s drapey button-down adds a bit of personality to the tried and true button down shirt.  The fabric is so soft and the semi-hidden closure gives this beauty a streamlined look.  Sizing goes from XXS to XXL. Get it.

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LONG SLEEVE BUTTON-UP BY 1.STATE

women's long sleeve button up

The textured cotton gives an airy feel to this crisp, modern take on a uniform staple.  Wear it with denim cutoffs or white jeans.  Get it.

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CHAYCE SILK TOP BY EQUIPMENT

Button Down Shirts For Women

The bold print will make you stand out. The billowy feel will keep you comfortable all summer.  We love the almost-sheer fabric, which makes Equipment’s silk button down anything but boring. Get it.

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ELLIS JAGUAR PRINT BLOUSE BY RAILS

Women's Button Down Shirt

Rails’ all-cotton blouses are known for their soft texture and crisp look.  The jaguar print adds a bit of flair, just what you’ll need for your adventures this summer.  Get it.

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RELAXED-FIT SHORT-SLEEVE LINEN BY J. CREW

Linen button down shirt

Less buttoned up than your typical button-up, J. Crew’s short-sleeve linen shirt can double as a swim cover-up, or the perfect shirt to wear with shorts all summer.  The oversized silhouette will keep you cool all summer, as if you weren’t already.  Get it.

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MAEVE EMBROIDERED BUTTON DOWN BY ANTHROPLOGIE

women's blouses

Anthropologie's cotton Maeve comes in three colors, each with varying vibrant motifs for when you just can't shake the desire to wear a white button down with a little added personality. Get it.

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