The Button-Down Tops I’m Wearing With Everything This Summer


It’s not a secret that I’ve been trying to find the perfect button-down top(s) I can wear with All The Things.

I’ve been searching high and low for chic button-downs that are just as easy to throw on as my go-to old band tees.

In a recent post I broke down the specifics of my favorite cotton-gauze tops, but there are actually a handful of other shirts in different materials that I have fallen in love with aaand am wearing like wild.

These Button-Downs Are Versatile AND Comfy…Sign Me Up!

After much, much (MUCH) online shopping, try-ons, and even wearing + washing, I’ve found my six favorite tried-and-true button-down tops for summertime. 

Each shirt is as comfortable and easy to wear as my favorite oversize tees, with the added versatility of being able to wear them open over bathing suits or layer them with crop tops or bodysuits. In this video, I cover everything from budget-friendly to investment tops, boxy to extra-long lengths, even short sleeves and breezy long sleeves.

It’s all here, babes. Enjoy!

The 6 Button-Downs I Styled & Reviewed

1 – Target 100% Cotton Short Sleeve Notch-Collar Top: So…this is technically a pajama top, but it’s amazing for everyday wear. Paired w/ Target 100% Cotton Shorts | Crossbody | Slides

2 – Gap Crinkle Gauze Button-Front: Hands-down my most-worn shirt of spring… I have a sneaky suspicion it will be worn allllll summer too! Paired w/ AGOLDE 90s Jeans | Birkenstocks

3 – Gap Linen Boyfriend Shirt: My favorite linen top, this one is long and covers the booty, allowing it to double as the perfect swim cover-up. Paired w/ AGOLDE 90s Jeans | Birkenstocks | Crop Top

4 – Free People Double Cloth Button-Down: While this top is an investment, it is one of my favorite buys of all time. The comfort and softness is unmatched. Paired w/ Abercrombie 90s Baggy Shorts | Birkenstocks

5 – Gap Big Shirt: A shirt with a cult following, Gap sells out of these every single summer. It’s a classic, crisp, menswear-inspired top that cuffs & tucks like a charm! Paired w/ Lululemon Onesie | Sandals

6 – Free People Happy Hour Poplin Top: A button-down with a little something extra, it is designed with sleeves that have a dropped hem and a slight poof. I’m obsessed. Paired w/ Abercrombie 90s Baggy Shorts | Crop Top | Birkenstock Big Buckle

I hope you love these tops as much as I do! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and drop a comment telling me which top is your fave.


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After much (MUCH) shopping, try-ons, & wearing + washing, I found 6 tried-&-true button-downs for summer. Peep my video review of the tops I'm wearing with All The Things.
After much (MUCH) shopping, try-ons, & wearing + washing, I found 6 tried-&-true button-downs for summer. Peep my video review of the tops I'm wearing with All The Things.

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  1. Okay, the shirts are super-cute (I need that GAP one—the second shirt—in particular!)—but you are ten times cuter! Love your positive vibes and good energy, Amy! As for what to feature next, I’d love to see a get-ready-with-me step-by-step of your (or any TME gal’s) everyday makeup routine!
    And thanks for the tip on those Target black sandals—I bought them a few weeks ago and have been loving them, particularly with jeans!

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