couth asked: I'm looking for the perfect white button-down...loose-fitting, not too sheer, nice quality. Any ideas?
I think Everlane is a good start. Their long-sleeve poplin blouse ($55) is a shorter, boxier fit. The Box Shirt ($55) has a more masculine cut (this is the one I’d choose). If you want something semi-sheer (but not TOO sheer, as you said), the Cotton Lawn top ($58) is a good option. Another idea? Buy the Slim Fit Oxford from the men’s section. Men’s oxfords are usually cut longer, which I like. Returns are $5 and exchanges are free, so you can get a couple and exchange them for other styles if they don’t suit you.
If you’re looking for a button-down to wear primarily to work, it’s worth investing in a higher quality shirt. Brooks Brothers has many styles (french cuff, tailored fit, classic fit, etc.) with price points ranging from $98 to about $150. The Thomas Mason for J.Crew Boy Shirt ($148) is also getting good reviews. If that price isn’t happening, their Stretch Perfect Shirt ($72) might do the job. J.Crew Factory’s dupe is just $32.50.
For more casual options, check out LOFT’s Boyfriend Softened Shirt ($54, 40% off at checkout) or Caslon’s cotton blend shirt ($58). This Caslon one is marked down to $34. Madewell has an oversized one for $75.