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I recently did a major closet purge, sending pieces to the consignment shop or goodwill. I took inventory of what was left hanging in my closet and realized that I have amassed quite a collection of button down tops. There’s something so easy and chic about throwing on a crisp button down paired with skinnies and pumps. The latest addition to feed my addiction is this oversized top, borrowed from the boys. Not only did the pinstripe panels catch my attention but the pockets led my finger to quickly click the ‘add to bag’ button. Let’s face it, pockets make everything that much cooler.

On a serious note. I need to stop buying all these button down tops, in the same way I had to cut myself off from graphic sweatshirts. Do you have a wardrobe vice?

Outfit Details:

Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (Voyager 15 emerald mirrored lenses) via ShopBop. I nabbed this during the ShopBop F&F event at 25% off a little while back.

Multi-Pinstripe Boyfriend Shirt: Banana Republic, $49.50 (sale).

1969 Leggings: Gap (old). These are a Gap staple and is always available, $79.95.

Messenger Crossbody: Furla (Flair in Barolo), c/o.

Pumps: Banana Republic (ninah-tea rose), $99.99. I luckily nabbed this during a bigger sale and put my reward $$ to good use!

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14 Comments on Boyfriend

    • Linda
      October 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

      thank you! helps when friends have amazing views from their rooftop!

  1. Stephanie
    October 4, 2015 at 6:46 am (2 years ago)

    Love it! Wish I was there for the closet clean out! 😉

    • Linda
      October 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm (2 years ago)

      LOL. do i need to fly to paris for a cleanout??

  2. Laura
    October 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm (2 years ago)

    So cute! Pockets do make everything better!

    • Linda
      October 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm (2 years ago)

      thank you!

    • Linda
      October 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jenna!!

  3. TAF
    October 5, 2015 at 9:11 am (2 years ago)

    Wouldn’t have paired a button down with leggings so this is definitely a new approach for me to consider – thanks for expanding my fashion horizons. I too need to clean out the closet – but unfortunately it’s the summer wear that has me challenge – too much – I literally have too many clothes and not enough days to wear them, especially when I want to wear something that’s become a favorite.
    Need help w/ fall/winter wear that’s fun, but polished – if you’re in need a post topic – would love that one!

    • Linda
      October 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

      I think we all have that problem, always falling back on favorites! Thanks for stopping by and reading! I’ll keep thinking of Fall inspired outfits to help inspire your wardrobe!

  4. Sam
    October 5, 2015 at 10:24 am (2 years ago)

    Super cute! Love that top and jeans with heels!


    • Linda
      October 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Sam!

  5. emily | shell chic'd
    October 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Ughhhh so I feel like I also have a stupid number of button downs, but none that I really wear on their own! All for layering…which I get sick of quickly…so that means I can justify some boyriend-fits I could wear on their own… right? 🙂

    And y’all know my vice is anything navy + white striped.

    • Linda
      October 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm (2 years ago)

      of course! you DESERVE to buy some boyfriend fits 🙂