January 3, 2012

Collared Classic

As we start the new year, I thought it would be good to revisit a classic. Old can always be new if you see it with fresh eyes. That's kind of how I feel about button down shirts lately. I've been wearing them A LOT...at work, at play...my PJ top even looks like one! For a while I thought they were BOR-ING. But worn as a layering piece or paired with the right bottom, this timeless classic is making a comeback in my closet in 2012!

I own these two from Lands End Canvas, and you can still get them on super sale. Check it out and let me know if you want advice on sizing! I love their stuff.

The Silk Gatehouse Shirt from Madewell also comes in black and white. Since it's silk, this is the perfect piece for the office or weekends and is a great transition piece between seasons. 

If you haven't checked out C. Wonder online or been lucky enough to visit one of the few stores, here's your introduction. They don't carry everything online that they do in the stores, but their things are very reasonably priced and super cute and preppy. Who doesn't need a little gingham and ruffles in their lives?

For the girly girl in us all, the Kate Spade Tiff Top is ultimate prep. Who needs a popped collar when you've got this shirt!

This Red-Striped Dolman-Sleeve Shirt from Old Navy may just have to be my first purchase for spring. The possibilities with this little beauty are endless. I'm going to dream about it tonight. Which means I'll probably have to buy it tomorrow. I can't resist stripes. Big decision, red and white or navy and white?

And last, but certainly not least, florals are the perfect way to make what is traditionally masculine, totally feminine. This Cacharel Shirt in Floral Print from Asos is perfectly paired with a bold-hued skirt, but would be equally stunning with a pair of skinny jeans. 

Which one is your favorite?


  1. Thanks for the Land's End Canvas tip! I'm totally getting the Gingham shirt featured in blue! I think I might get a few skirts too. I love your fashion suggestions!!

  2. Girls, Thanks for the fabulous Lands End Canvas shirt suggestions. Not sure if my last message went through to you. Based on the Lands' End Web-site it is hard to tell what size to order. Should I size down based on your experience with those tops?

  3. Emily, so glad you like their stuff!

    As for the sizing, I would say their stuff runs a little on the big side. I usually wear a small or medium top and I have smalls. I wear a size 6 normally. The only problem with the small button downs is that the sleeves are a little short, but I tend to wear them unbuttoned or with the cuffs rolled up, so it's not a big deal. A bigger size wouldn't fit as nicely.

  4. Just got my collared classic gingham shirt for Land's End Canvas and it's perfect. Thank you again for suggesting it!