Anyone else obsessed with buttons? I know, random thing for me to ask, but button-down is one of the hottest trends this summer, whether that’s buttons down your skirt, dress or even top – buttons are everywhere on the high street and online, that it felt only right to get involved. You guys know I’m always happy to take one for the team.
OK, so I hear ya, buttons aren’t exactly new, but this summer they really are taking centrestage, buttons are much more just a fastener, they are this season’s simple-but-chic embellishment. I love how this button-down trend has given a fresh new life to summer wardrobe essentials from simple skirts, with oversized matching coloured buttons, or wrap-cut linen dresses with contrasting tortoiseshell buttons, or even pieces with mismatched button details.
For me, the button-down trend taken classic silhouettes and given them a fun and contemporary. I love the chic button-down dresses where the oversized buttons make a statement, and I adore the mix-matching of button styles, with a button-down blouse with tiny buttons teamed with a button-down skirt with oversized buttons, for that maximum button impact.
What’s also great about this trend is that it isn’t about designer dupes, the high street really has made its own, and the key places to look for the perfect button-down styles has to be Mango and Zara, who have been taking on the trend on across its linen and cotton pieces, while New Look and Primark has made it so affordable, and Asos is the place to go for options, options, options – they really do have so many button-down styles.
So, to help you out I’ve put together the ultimate shopping list of all my favourite button-down items – from dresses to T-shirts, jumpsuits, dresses and bodysuits – just scroll through.
Button-Down Skirts & Jumpsuits