Every time I think of a button down shirt this photo of Audrey Hepburn wrapping her bright red check shirt around her tiny frame pops in my head. Seriously, every time. This image to me epitomizes the versatility, chicness, and beauty of the button down shirt. It’s an ingenious way of wearing it, isn’t it? And yet it’s so simple and easy, anyone can do it. 

That’s the beauty of the button down, it’s classic and timeless and it can be worn in so many different ways, as you can see below…

The button down shirt in vogue magazine 1992

source: Vogue


1940's woman wearing a button down shirt


katherine ross wearing a western button down shirt



girls in the 70s wearing button down shirts


anjelica huston wears a button down shirt in vogue italia


punk icon jordan in vivienne westwood's sex shop


saint laurent tuxedo shirt on runway

saint laurent 80s style button down shirt


uma thurman as mia in pulp fiction

a plaid button down shirt

source: The Fashion Alba

street style blogger wearing button down shirt

source: Atlantic-Pacific

street style blogger at nyfw wearing button down shirt

source: JouJou Villeroy

Are you inspired by the button down shirt? How do you like rocking yours?

In case you missed it, you can check out yesterday’s OOTD post on how I rocked my vintage tuxedo shirt here.