Restyle It - The Button Down

Who else has mixed feelings about summer ending while also being excited for the fall weather again? I once heard someone respond to the question of "what's your favorite season?" with the response of "always the next one" - I can fully relate to that!

This style series post snuck into August (which came up so fast), but features items and recommendations of how to transition a button down from warmer to cooler days. Today's post features an oversized linen button down, boyfriend denim shorts, grey slides and my current favorite tortoise hoops. Check out some restyle ideas for the coming season, brands to find similar styles, and some accessory recommendations!


Everlane Relaxed Linen Shirt ($) - great long sleeve option similar to the oversized style seen here. And you will never regret buying a white staple button-down! Versatile for any occasion.

Amour Vert Nari Short Sleeve Top ($$) - a short sleeve option for a button-down! This style is a chambray with an oversized fit! Can work for so many styles and pairings of items already existing in your closet - like denim, dresses, skirts, sweaters and more.

Amour Vert Carole Slub Tie Top ($) - if you already have a great button down, but you love stripes and the knotted tie look, this is a perfect sustainable option to be worn in every season.

Raven + Lily Eliza Utilitarian Linen Shirt ($$ - on sale) - another unique short sleeve linen shirt option. The longer length adds a fun variety for any outfit.

Shop Machete Tortoise Collection ($) - earrings that are lightweight and tortoise pattern all while supporting sustainable jewelry!

31 Bits Necklaces ($) - versatile and unique jewelry made from several materials including paper and recycled beading. Each item helps employ women in Uganda!

Poppy Barley Heeled Mule ($$$) - Canada based retailer creating ethical + sustianable footwear. These mules are perfect for the fall and winter season.

Nisolo Elizabeth Slide ($$) - Another slide style to wear in the spring,summer and fall seasons. Perfect to wear to work or dress up for events + weddings!


-For the remaining summer season, pair your linen button downs with a knotted tie over a dress or skirt.
-Although linen is typically worn in warmer weather, (because the fabric is very breathable and keeps you cool) it can be paired with warmer items for the fall season. Pair with cardigans, a light sweater, or blazer.
-The oversized button-down style is tied at the bottom with these denim shorts, but is regularly longer on my shorter torso. Longer styled shirts are perfect to be worn over or tucked into long pants and denim for the cooler seasons.
-Pair your button downs under your sweaters for a new versatile look. This pairing makes it easy to rewear your sweaters without it appearing as the same outfit again and again.
-Use accessories like necklaces, scarves, earrings and hats to pair up or down a linen button down for day or night.

Check out last week's post for more shopping + pricing tips.