The mornings are cooling off and I’m eeking into my fall outfit ideas (or daydreaming about it at least). My loose fitting button down top is the first thing I’m reaching for and these black button down outfits are on repeat.
Black Button Down Outfits
My friends have started poking fun at me for how often I wear black rather than bolder, brighter colors – all in love of course.
What can I say? Besides black being a flattering color, it’s also not quite as memorable, which makes wearing and rewearing outfits that much easier.
But, let’s be real, black is also just a key part of my style and I know my style!
So back to black button down outfits. The thing I love about a good button down (and preferably one that isn’t stiff) is how versatile it is!
Were I to come up with a capsule collection, it would absolutely include one (or three) of these tissue cotton shirts!
I can easily tuck it into pants with heels and be ready for a work meeting!
Casual Button Down Outfit
Of course you know I’ll throw it on with jeans and my favorite loafers. This is such a go-to ensemble for me.
You’ll notice in many of these photos that I have the sleeves rolled up above my elbows.
This is obviously an early fall way to wear the button down shirts.
As the temps cool down for the whole day, I’ll have the sleeves all the way down and eventually I’ll start layering tanks underneath.
And if I’m lucky, I’ll layer some long sleeves beneath as well!
And then comes my all time favorite blazer!
Until it’s really cool enough for all the layers, I’ll just wear the blazer over my shoulders.
Aren’t the details on the blazer (especially those elbow patches) just so much fun?
And finally, super casual! My black button down adds a bit of pizazz to my boyfriend jeans and my sustainable VEJA sneakers! So happy in my loose, comfy jeans.
Photography by Sacramento Photographer Val Leddy