If there were ever a time I could get away with wearing my favorite, super-comfortable, button-down shirt for—yep—five days in a row—it’s now while I’m working, resting, avoiding laundry, and staying at home all day every day. (And the same goes for my sweatpants—who’s with me?)
Quarantine or not, no wardrobe is complete without a classic white button-down, and I’ve been reveling in its inherent casual-chic style more than ever these days. Here’s why I’m loving mine right now: It feels a few rungs more elevated than wearing a hoodie or oversize T-shirt every day, putting me in a more productive work mindset. Yet, an oversize button-down is not at all precious. It’s relaxed, easy to wear, versatile, and can be given a whole, fresh new look depending on how you style it. Moreover, it’s the perfect balance of polished and relaxed—ideal for Zoom meetings.
So today, I wanted to share some cool ways I’ve been wearing my beloved button-down shirt while at home this week, which will perhaps inspire you to resurface and reinvigorate yours.
The one I’m wearing below is a button-down I bought some time ago from (can you believe it?) Old Navy. It has light-gray pinstripes, a nice thickness, and an oversize silhouette. Since it’s no longer available, I’m including some more of my favorite white button-down shirts worth trying below every look.